Ask Nicole: Reflecting on 8 Years of Full Time Consulting
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by Nicole Clark, LMSW
6d ago
Have a question you’d like to be featured? Let me know. Once upon a time, I wanted to be a professional violinist. Then I wanted to start a nonprofit. Today, I’m reflecting on the journey of being a consultant, 8 years after leaving my full time job. Social workers aren’t taught about self-employment or being [...] The post Ask Nicole: Reflecting on 8 Years of Full Time Consulting appeared first on Nicole Clark Consulting ..read more
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Ask Nicole: What Would It Take for Our Organization to No Longer Exist?
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by Nicole Clark, LMSW
1M ago
Have a question you’d like to be featured? Let me know. In evaluation, we assess a program or service’s impact to understand whether anticipated outcomes were achieved based on the program’s activities and resources, and whether changes in a participants’ behavior, attitude, or actions can be attributed to the program or something else. But what [...] The post Ask Nicole: What Would It Take for Our Organization to No Longer Exist? appeared first on Nicole Clark Consulting ..read more
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Ask Nicole: Managing Nonprofit Mission & Funder Demands
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by Nicole Clark, LMSW
2M ago
Have a question you’d like to be featured? Let me know. I’ve been fortunate to work with a variety of client organizations, including philantrophy. Navigating grantee-funder relationships while staying true to your mission is complex. It’s a landscape where aspirations to create meaningful change often intersect with the practicalities of securing funding. However, amidst the [...] The post Ask Nicole: Managing Nonprofit Mission & Funder Demands appeared first on Nicole Clark Consulting ..read more
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Ask Nicole: The Role of Social Workers in Reproductive Justice
Nicole Clark Consulting
by Nicole Clark, LMSW
2M ago
Have a question you’d like to be featured? Let me know, March is Social Work Month, and the 2024 theme is “Empowering Social Workers!: Inspiring Action, Leading Change.”If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that my passion area is Reproductive Justice, and how the framework looks through a social work lens. [...] The post Ask Nicole: The Role of Social Workers in Reproductive Justice appeared first on Nicole Clark Consulting ..read more
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Try This: Get Your Ideal Community Partners On Board
Nicole Clark Consulting
by Nicole Clark, LMSW
3M ago
Try this activity and let me know how it goes for you. Engaging the right community partners to join your partnership is crucial to facilitating a process that’s mutually beneficial. As you plan your introductory partnership meeting, you need to figure out who to invite, and why. You see the value in working with these [...] The post Try This: Get Your Ideal Community Partners On Board appeared first on Nicole Clark Consulting ..read more
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Choosing Your Community Partners Wisely
Nicole Clark Consulting
by Nicole Clark, LMSW
4M ago
While building a partnership with other organizations, engaging the right participants is crucial to facilitating a process that’s mutually beneficial. Your organization knows the key community players who are doing the same work, whose work is adjacent to yours, or whose work is in another areas but they can champion your work. A facilitator may [...] The post Choosing Your Community Partners Wisely appeared first on Nicole Clark Consulting ..read more
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Ask Nicole: The #1 Misconception About Meeting Facilitators
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by Nicole Clark, LMSW
4M ago
Have a question you’d like to be featured? Let me know. Let’s get straight into it ! The #1 misconception about meeting facilitators is that they are responsible for generating buy-in to your organization’s call to action. Let’s say you want to build a partnership with organizations doing similar work to address an emerging issue [...] The post Ask Nicole: The #1 Misconception About Meeting Facilitators appeared first on Nicole Clark Consulting ..read more
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Bringing Your Program to a New Community
Nicole Clark Consulting
by Nicole Clark, LMSW
5M ago
A major barrier to introducing a new program to a community is pushback. From staff concerns to not assessing whether the program is needed, failure to determine if your program is the right fit for a new community can lead to negative outcomes for the program and for your organization. Bringing a new program to [...] The post Bringing Your Program to a New Community appeared first on Nicole Clark Consulting ..read more
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Ask Nicole: We’re Facing Pushback For Expanding Our Programs
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by Nicole Clark, LMSW
5M ago
Have a question you’d like to be featured? Let me know. There comes a point in the life of an organization where it considers expanding its programs and services. This strategic move can open up new possibilities, build and strengthen community bonds, and enhance overall effectiveness, including: Becoming responsive to emerging community and societal needs [...] The post Ask Nicole: We’re Facing Pushback For Expanding Our Programs appeared first on Nicole Clark Consulting ..read more
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Ask Nicole: Why Strategic Plans Usually Fail
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by Nicole Clark, LMSW
6M ago
Have a question you’d like to be featured? Let me know. It’s that time of year, where we think ahead to what we want to accomplish in the new year. If you’re a nonprofit leader, strategic planning might be top of mind for you. Whether you’re considering the best time to start strategic planning or [...] The post Ask Nicole: Why Strategic Plans Usually Fail appeared first on Nicole Clark Consulting ..read more
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