Across the United States, the nonprofit sector generates incredible impact on both communities and economies. SCORE Spokane is committed to nurturing our local nonprofit community with services for new and existing nonprofit organizations.

Mentoring

Starting or managing a new nonprofit? Let SCORE match you with a mentor experienced in nonprofit leadership who can help you navigate these and other areas critical to nonprofit effectiveness and sustainability:

  • State and IRS filing requirements
  • Creating a sustainable business model
  • Recruiting and working with a Board of Directors
  • Finding the right fundraising strategy
  • Operational planning

 

Consulting

Is your organization’s board of directors not as effective as it could be? Are you losing ground year-to-year? Is your business model unsustainable? SCORE’s nonprofit specialists can help you discover solutions to these and other issues that may be holding your organization back. To request a free consultation email SCORE at scorespokane@gmail.com.

 

Strategic Planning

Let a SCORE mentor experienced in nonprofit management lead your organization through a strategic planning process customized to fit your needs. The mentor will work with staff and board members to complete each planning element and assemble the final plan. 

At the end of the process your organization will have a plan that articulates its most critical challenges and opportunities, identifies the strategies necessary to address them, sets annual goals, and contains a specific plan of action for implementation.

Here is what people have to say about SCORE's strategic planning services:

"We now have a structure in place to update our organization’s plan on a yearly basis as we work to meet our goals. As a group, we feel empowered to establish action steps to work toward set goals."

"This will strengthen our organization structurally allowing a greater outreach to achieve our mission."

"The process was well thought out, easy to understand, encouraged a sense of participation, and brought together an extremely workable plan for our organization."

For more information email rich.wallis@scorevolunteer.org.

 

Building a Strong Board of Directors

Let SCORE help your organization build and maintain a strong Board of Directors with these free services.

Launching Your Initial Board: When you're assembling your organization's very first board it's important to get started on the right foot. SCORE's nonprofit experts can help you plan, organize and facilitate the launch of your initial board. This includes guidance on recruiting board members, organizing the first board meeting, putting board policies and practices in place and, most importantly, guiding the new board on its roles and responsibilities. 

Board Assessment and Development Plans: A strong and vibrant board of directors is a clear indicator of a healthy organization. Yet even the best boards need a periodic check-up. A board assessment is the best place to start when it comes to checking your board's vital signs and identifying practices and strategies that can make a good board even better. With this service a SCORE mentor will administer a comprehensive board self-assessment instrument, present the results to your board, and work with them to build a board development plan that addresses areas in need of improvement.

For more information about either of these board service contact rich.wallis@scorevolunteer.org  

SCORE Services for Nonprofit Organizations