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What Are Your Operating Principles for Nonprofit Excellence?

There are many definitions of what operating principles are, but at the core, operating principles are essentially the way that organizations put their values into practice and get things done. Operating principles serve as guides, helping you make sound decisions, build trust, and hold each other accountable for your daily actions. In short, they are your ground rules in your work together. By choosing to use operating principles, you are […]

2021-12-09T22:40:49+00:00December 9, 2021|

Development Associate | Greenwich Library




The mission of Greenwich Library is to provide exceptional resources, programs and services that promote the joy of lifelong learning and discovery, and to offer a welcoming place for people to gather and share experiences. With 2,000 programs and events per year, the Library seeks to serve as the cultural and intellectual crossroads of the […]

2022-04-25T22:58:25+00:00November 17, 2021|

Executive Director | Keystone House




For 50 years, Keystone House has been all about its clients. They come from all walks of life and have very different backgrounds. Some have high levels of education, some do not. Others have been very disabled by their illnesses, while others haven’t. No matter who they are or what their background is, Keystone staff’s […]

2022-04-12T13:54:27+00:00November 10, 2021|

Straightforward Strategies for Higher Impact Communications


On December 1, The Strategy Group held a webinar where communications consultant Kaye Ramsden shared with TSG colleagues and nonprofit executives the best tips and strategies for creating communications for higher impact.

Nonprofits are constantly working to get their message out in bigger and better ways. Kaye led the group in a great discussion about around understanding three fundamentals to leverage communications for success:

2022-04-05T22:49:39+00:00November 3, 2021|

Operations Associate | Five Frogs




“Talent is equally distributed. Opportunity is not.”

Five Frogs is known for expanding opportunities for leaders, especially leaders of color and those from underrepresented groups.
Five Frogs is now seeking its first Operations Associate to support crucial day-to-day operations, build efficiency and effective responsiveness into existing operations, and help define and own new […]
2022-04-25T22:58:53+00:00October 28, 2021|

What’s Possible If We Make Developing Our People Core to Our Mission?

A Recap: What’s Possible If We Make Developing Our People Core to Our Mission?

On October 20, The Strategy Group held a webinar for over 50 nonprofit professionals from around the country. Leadership development experts and current/former CEOs, Ed Offterdinger and Catherine Allen talked about what is possible when organizations make people core to their mission. They shared insights from their new book, Conscious, Capable, and Ready to Contribute, A Fable: […]

2022-04-05T23:09:48+00:00October 27, 2021|

Five Ways to Work With Nonprofit Consultants

If your nonprofit organization has ever considered looking for some help with any aspect of your operations, planning, or leadership, it’s crucial that you weigh all your options before getting started. Knowing exactly what you need from a nonprofit consultant prior to engaging them will go a long way to save time and resources in the long-run. Here are FIVE ways your organization might work with a nonprofit consultant.

  1. Executive […]
2021-10-07T13:24:28+00:00October 6, 2021|

Virtual Fundraiser Ideas

At last month’s Open Office Hours, we talked about fundraising, specifically about virtual fundraisers, and with the ups and downs of COVID, it appears these might be in our future for a while longer. A few good resources were shared – so we captured the information and have shared it below. Have a good resource to share? Please send it to us at info@thestrategygroupllc.org!

RiverHouse Adult Day Center used

2021-09-09T13:52:52+00:00August 15, 2021|

Director of Quality Improvement & Data Management | LifeBridge Community Services




For 171 years, LifeBridge has been dedicated to providing services to greater Bridgeport’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged populations. Services and programs have evolved over time to meet the emerging needs of a changing community. Once a bustling hub of manufacturing and industry following the Civil War, Bridgeport was hit hard by the Great Depression and […]

2022-04-25T22:59:21+00:00August 4, 2021|

Leadership Training: Plan Now for the Spring

Your employees and board members are the “secret sauce” that can move your organization from ordinary extraordinary. Professional development is a valuable tool for investing in people and fostering growth. The Strategy Group offers several half- and full-day retreats to meet your professional development needs. Workshop topics include:

  • Governance Best Practices – Purposeful boards understand their roles in helping organizations live their missions. We cover topics ranging from nonprofit governance trends to best […]
2022-03-02T13:59:44+00:00July 9, 2021|
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