Mentor Program

Mentor Program for Individuals

At the beginning of this program, you and I will reach a joint decision about whether this program will help you. If we agree, then you will be asked to provide appropriate background information that I will examine. This will vary, but can include your current plan, draft materials, outlines or other materials. Together, with this in hand, we will set specific goals for our time.

For example, mentoring has helped individuals with the following goals:

  • A new nonprofit leader who wanted to create a series of grant requests for the organization
  • A marketing specialist who wanted to create his own marketing firm that specialized in non-profits
  • A woman who wanted to develop a nonprofit organization for children in an underserved area
  • An individual who sought to develop a local grant resource book in the northeast
  • A woman who started a consulting firm serving non-profits in donor development
  • An executive director of a nonprofit who wanted to obtain fifteen items on her wish list
  • A man who wanted to set up a professional quality development office for a fifteen-year-old non-profit

You will find the Mentor Program for Individuals advances your strategies by guiding you in:

  • Identifying open or promising market niches
  • Assessing your competitors and potential collaborators
  • Positioning yourself to take advantage of opportunities
  • Identifying essential information to get unstuck
  • Helping you invest your time in the most productive activities

I help you by ferreting out the precise resources you need. You don’t need to re-invent the wheel, but you do need to find ones that fit your needs.

An executive director of a grassroots nonprofit organization accomplished the following. His goal was to help his group access grants. During his experience, he

  • Identified a list of fifteen grant sources for his needs
  • Brainstormed different grant projects that would be acceptable to donors
  • Matched the projects to the donors
  • Completed and submitted two proposals with detailed project budgets
  • Followed-up with the donors to answer additional questions and hosted a site visit
  • Identified his next grant project

Another person, after obtaining their 501(c)(3) status sought help to develop a sustainable, viable nonprofit organization. She achieved the following:

  • Included a financial success model for the key activity
  • Began to pursue long-term financial solvency
  • Created a compelling three-sentence answer to the question, “What does your group do?”
  • Developed a low-cost marketing plan that recruited several volunteers and two donors
  • Created a mailing list and established means to grow it by 25 names per month
  • Moved from overwhelmed to organized in her start-up

With my help you can get what lies ahead of you into practical, actionable steps. The fee is $3,000, payable in full when you begin the process. Paying upfront guarantees that you have my full attention and time. Although the fee is nonrefundable, you may wish to “halt the calendar” until you are ready to begin again. To serve you well, I limit the number of people whom I mentor at any one time. Many people continue beyond one session.

Contact Karen to obtain free mentor articles to help you get started.
Call 941-924-4860 or email today.

For information on how Karen helps non-profits to obtain sustainable funding and innovation, follow this link.