We provide tailored services to help inspirational nonprofit leaders and passionate entrepreneurs craft and sustainably accomplish their missions to change the world. Together, let's figure out where you want to go and ensure you have the people, resources, and capacity to successfully get there.
The plans you make now are shaping your organization's future. Do you know where you want to go? And do you have the people and the resources in place to get there?
Let us be your “thinking partner” - a guide who can ensure that you’re heading in the right direction and successfully lead you there. For your strategic business planning, we are the sounding board you need right now, an experienced partner for developing a clear roadmap, and a facilitator to empower you to reach your organization’s goals.
At Paper Crane Associates, we help you articulate these goals and determine what is required to make them happen. We do the research and analysis to give you an understanding of your constituents, your marketplace, and your business model so you can make better, informed decisions. We facilitate discussions and meetings so you can launch big ideas with key stakeholder support. And along the way we coach you on how to solve your organization’s problems, so you can execute powerful forward-thinking solutions.
We draw from over a decade of diverse consulting experience. Having advised more than 125 organizations across New England and the United States, we’ve counseled nonprofits, start-ups, small businesses, socially-conscious companies, philanthropic initiatives, and government agencies. No matter your mission or project, we tailor our approach to the challenges you are facing and help set you on the right path.
We specialize in helping you:
Figure out where your organization wants to go and what its goals are
Determine if you have the resources and people in place to achieve these goals
Assess the current market need and competitive landscape through research and analysis
Understand your current and projected financial model
Facilitate staff, board, and other stakeholder discussions and meetings
Create a clear roadmap that will lead key partners to success
Learn how to run your organization better today so you can better plan for its future
And we do this by offering these planning services:
Strategic and business plan development, including the identification of strategic goals (such as programmatic, operating and capitalization goals) and the supporting objectives
Growth planning for organizations preparing to scale
Executive and leader coaching on organizational improvement
Program development, refinement, and evaluation
Financial modeling and multi-year financial projections
Staffing and governance model assessments
Evaluation and planning for space needs, facility renovations, facility purchases, or facility sales
Balance sheet assessment and development of a capitalization plan tailored to mission and business model
Implementation timeline creation, inclusive of milestones and responsible parties
We can partner with you to identify your organization’s specific needs and put together a custom proposal to address them. Contact us to start the conversation today.