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Building Your Bench Strength: Nonprofit Succession Planning


Planning for both the foreseen and unexpected absences of people who hold key roles in an organization is a task which employers often avoid or engage in only in an informal manner. Worse yet, we sometimes limit the planning to the “C-Suite.” Without concentrated effort on succession planning, a business that has been successful can quickly fail if one or more of […]

2023-03-23T20:52:54+00:00March 23, 2023|

Advertise your job posting with The Strategy Group!

Looking to get more visibility for your nonprofit’s job posting? Let The Strategy Group help!

Who we are:

The Strategy Group is an advisory firm that provides transformative guidance, direction, and support to nonprofit organizations. We know directing a nonprofit and delivering on your mission can be challenging. Our team of experienced consultants offers a wide range of firsthand experience and skills across the nonprofit sector. We work collaboratively with you to […]

2023-03-22T21:36:47+00:00March 22, 2023|

Coalition Director | Child Care for Connecticut’s Future



Child Care for Connecticut’s Future (CCfCT) a powerful and visible movement of parents, providers, advocates, philanthropy, businesses, unions and more, joining together to advocate for the equitable child care system our state needs. CCfCT envisions a high-quality, affordable child care and wrap-around support system, available to every family needing it, in the setting they choose, provided by well-trained […]

2023-03-28T16:23:43+00:00March 21, 2023|

How Your Nonprofit Could Benefit from An Environmental Scan

As a nonprofit looks to embark on a strategic plan, engaging stakeholders (staff, board, community members, funders, and clients) early in the planning can lead to greater understanding, and ultimately involvement and ownership throughout the process. Designing a well-crafted environmental scan gives you the chance to pause, listen, and maybe even be surprised with ideas and information.

Simply put, environmental scanning is a process used by an organization […]

2023-03-01T20:32:01+00:00March 1, 2023|

Executive Director | Community Mindfulness Project



Community Mindfulness Project empowers people to live healthier lives by expanding access to mindful meditation. As partners in health, the organization helps communities build mindfulness-based skills. CMP is seeking a fearless fundraiser who can help tell its story and lead the organization as it transitions from a founder-run enterprise to a professionally managed organization. To learn more about the […]

2023-02-10T23:09:31+00:00February 9, 2023|

How a Nonprofit Merger Led to a Bigger and Better Mission


Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare were two strong, financially solid organizations who together served all eight counties in the State of CT. The two organizations had complementary missions and a history of working together well. In 2020, Connecticut Food Bank found itself in the midst of a leadership transition and the two organizations decided the time […]

2023-02-03T22:34:43+00:00February 2, 2023|

Job Opportunities | Darien Community Association



The Darien Community Association (DCA) in Darien, CT enriches the Darien community in a welcoming, historic setting for lifelong learning, philanthropy, and enjoyment.

We do this in four distinct ways:

  • Activities: We offer a wide range of programs, classes and groups — both in-person and virtually, and attended pre-COVID by 1500 participants each month.
  • Philanthropy: As the largest provider of college scholarships to Darien High […]
2023-02-10T23:11:52+00:00January 9, 2023|

Five Reasons Why Heading Into 2023 With an Executive Coach is a Good Idea

Let’s face it, it’s been a long couple of years and we’re all still feeling the side effects of the pandemic despite it being (mostly) behind us. Now more than ever, leaders are turning to nonprofit executive coaches to gain insight into their professional styles, skills, and values. The goal is to help leaders go from where they are to where they need to be. At TSG, we work with […]

2023-01-04T22:07:23+00:00January 4, 2023|

Director of Operations | RYASAP



Established in 1985 and serving the Greater Bridgeport region, RYASAP (Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership) works to ensure the safe and healthy development of youth, young adults, and families by actively engaging organizations, public officials, and community leaders around issues that matter most to the community.

RYASAP’s Director of Operations plays a critical role in establishing organizational systems, strengthening internal […]

2023-02-10T23:13:14+00:00December 2, 2022|

Database Manager | Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich



For over 100 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich (BGCG) has offered Greenwich kids a safe place to learn and grow. Every day over 350 kids come to BGCG after school. Programs focus on academic enrichment, healthy lifestyles, and character development. In addition, the organization runs a summer program at its downtown location and at Camp Simmons.

The organization […]

2023-02-10T23:14:31+00:00November 30, 2022|
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