We serve nonprofits with services that clarify goals, accelerate progress and spark change for a better world. Our expertise with operations, boards and teams allows you to focus on what matters most – your mission!

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Organizational Strategy & Identity

How do you seize today’s opportunities while being ready for tomorrow? By establishing a safe environment for dialogue and using consensus-building processes that encourage diverse participation, we’ll help you chart a course toward organizational excellence. At Fair Winds, we help nonprofits of all sizes align staff priorities and strategic planning with actionable outcomes.

  • Strategic planning at the organizational, programmatic, department or goal level
  • Meeting or retreat facilitation
  • Organizational structure and effectiveness
  • Nonprofit mergers and collaborations

Board Excellence & Engagement

Nonprofits face unique and complex challenges, all while serving the greater good. Meeting your mission means changing the world! Board members are a foundational part of this work and when your board is healthy, your organization benefits. Whether your organization is evolving to better meet your mission or you are launching a new initiative, we’ll help you build and develop the right board for your future.

  • Board orientation workshops & resources
  • Developing effective board ambassadors
  • Board recruitment processes
  • Succession planning
  • Meeting or retreat facilitation

Training & Talent Development

People are our greatest and most dynamic resource. Our people-centered methodology uses techniques like design-thinking and participatory facilitation concepts to develop the right strategies for clarifying expectations, enhancing employee performance and cultivating authentic commitment between employee and employer. Our trainings and talent development services are efficient, mindful and impactful.

  • Leadership retreats
  • Leadership coaching and training
  • Meeting or retreat facilitation
  • Succession planning for stability, sustainability and growth
  • Team collaboration, effectiveness, recognition and retention
  • Change management and succession planning
  • The Changemaker Collective program for nonprofit professionals

Generosity By Design

Fund development is more than just fundraising! It’s about building and sustaining relationships in your community and among your staff and supporters, so your work has maximum impact. In partnership with our friends at Generosity by Design, we offer services that include:

  • Recession proofing your fundraising
  • Capital campaigns 
  • Annual & Major Gifts campaigns
  • Feasibility studies
  • Fundraising strategy and training
  • Board fund development training
  • Fundraising culture evaluation, recommendations and planning

“Fair Winds’ materials are easily contextualized to fit the needs of your specific organization. Their helpful assistance and great care allows me to give them the highest recommendation.”

-Pastor, Heritage Church