My primary mission is to support not-for profit organizations that want to maximize their impact in conflict zones.
Here are 5 core areas of support for your organization:
I will also support certain domestic not-for-profits, businesses and other organizations – especially those that promote civilian protection, human & civil rights, economic opportunity, and human security in conflict zones and other places where civilians experience violence in their daily lives.
I only work with a few clients at a time. This allows me to focus on you. My clients have:
*** Boosted revenue by an average of 44% in the first two years – my support has paid for itself;
*** Developed adaptable strategies to guide decision-making in a complex, dynamic world;
*** Improved board governance: my risk management and decision support tools have helped even a highly polarized board make sound strategic choices;
*** Enriched business management with:
- Clarified priorities: 100% of respondents reported organizational priorities were better understood and operationalized;
- Improved quality of meetings: 89% of respondents reported meetings were more focused and productive; 78% reported improved collaboration;
- Improved time management: 100% reported greater time predictability; and 67% cited improved management respect for employee time and contributions;
*** Determined ways to measure impact and outcomes — a major advantage in competing for donor dollars;
*** Overcome founder’s syndrome;
*** Improved governance of “celebrity” non-profits by putting smart systems in place;
*** Strengthened communications and governance with grantees overseas;
*** Developed realistic business plans that align resources and capabilities to impact goals;
*** Carried on the work by themselves – no dependency.
Special Offer: At no cost, I will review your current organizational strategy and let you know any potential gaps or shortfalls that may affect your impact.
Key books, articles and resources:
- Leadership: The Warrior’s Art (Army War College Foundation Press, 2001)
- The Counterinsurgency Challenge (Stackpole Books, 2012)
- “Ten Ways Great Leaders Lead” (Military Review)
- Jake Tapper, The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor
- Greg Mortenson, Stones into Schools
- Michael M. Phillips, “In Afghanistan, Getting to Know the Neighbors Is Half the Battle,” WSJ
- David Ignatius, “Building Bridges in the Back of Beyond,” Washington Post