Business & Start Ups

Business Plans

Boards of Directors chart the path for nonprofit organizations! An effective board can provide a foundation for the mission of the organization and a framework of expectations that make it possible for the management, staff, and volunteers to focus upon the day-to-day tasks of making that mission a reality. We offer a full range of development services to strengthen your board.

Start Up Strategy

Our grant writing team will work closely with your organization and its stakeholders to fully understand your program objectives and needs. We take care of all the details of a grant proposal—planning the grant program design; development of the full narrative; development of the budget; and submission of the proposal—so your staff can focus their attention elsewhere..

Business Solutions

Critical elements of succession planning include identifying your non-profits critical leadership roles, determining their competency gaps and designing and implementing individualized development programs that offer the next generation of leaders the opportunity and support to gain the necessary, knowledge, skills and experiences to prepare them to excel in their future leadership roles.

Executive Coaching

Our team of skilled and experienced consultants guide nonprofits on a path toward success. We build on your organization’s strengths and assist in making you more effective, more collaborative, and in touch with constituents. Happy Planners works closely with managers, staff, and board members to identify and address the challenges you face while crafting strategies to help you achieve your mission.

New Products & Services

Programs, like other organizations, are continually growing based on client feedback and outcome measurement. It can be hard to keep perspective. However, like the overall organization itself, a program is a system with inputs, processes, outputs (tangibles) and outcomes (impacts on clients) -- with ongoing feedback among these parts. Happy Planners systems perspective helps keep clarity about programs and will help a great deal during program planning.

Staff Training

Its essential for nonprofit organizations to investigate and incorporate a variety of potential revenue sources. Many non-profits, particularly smaller charities and start-ups, operate without a fundraising plan. When someone has an idea for an event or a campaign, these organizations simply put together a host committee or volunteer group to assist in the beginning stages of planning.