Recently, I was asked to consult for a non-profit agency who are planning an office move. Now, way back when I was a wee lass (before the internet!), I worked for an office furniture design house. I took on my very first project management role there, managing a move for a large corporation and interfacing with the design team. At that point, I was in way over my head, but 20+ years later, I have project managed many moves and wanted to share some expertise with you.

Attached to this blog post is a checklist that is appropriate for a small […]

February 16th, 2016|Consulting, Free Advice, Non-profits|

Benefits of Centralization

Recently, I was asked to present to a committee of a member-based organization about the benefits of centralizing processing. I thought I would share what I said:

  • Create a single repository of data; track all member info from the same place
  • Ease of training – can have back-ups and support easily brought up to speed
  • Single system – no replication or duplication of work
  • Standardized messaging to members
  • Flexibility – can easily alter or update procedures as times change
  • Transparency of the process
  • Control of process – mitigate or eliminate risk
  • Member retention – easily automate renewals etc.
  • Scalable as needs change
June 25th, 2015|Free Advice, Non-profits|