Leadership within your organization is complex and ever-changing. My greatest joy is empowering you as an adaptive leader to tackle your most difficult problems and help you build a healthy organizational ecosystem.
I have invested over 20 years in growing nonprofit organizations focused on leadership development, community engagement, fundraising, and innovation.
I view my work with clients as a transformative partnership to discover creative solutions to address the real challenges you are facing today.
In my relationships with leaders, I seek to be a genuine and calming presence that walks alongside you as you build a clear pathway toward a vibrant future. The work of process consulting is personal and based on building trusting and collaborative relationships.
Strengthening the Capacity of Leaders and their Organizations
Leaders today face immense challenges, decisions around prioritizing scarce resources and navigating the loneliness and isolation of leadership. My greatest joy is walking alongside leaders through providing a ministry of presence, engaging in deep listening, asking powerful questions, and helping build an action and accountability process.
“Coaching is an active partnership walking alongside a client to move them from where they are to where they want to be in a trusted relationship that maximizes their potential, growth, and momentum.”
Building Financial Sustainability and Deepening Donor Relationships
Raising money can be challenging and stressful for leaders and organizations. With seemingly scarce resources and endless need, it feels daunting to build sustainable funding streams to fuel your mission. I can help you build an authentic fundraising movement that deepens donor relationships and capitalizes on the unique strengths of your organization. The process isn’t always easy and requires a willingness for you to face your fears about fundraising. In the end, you will gain a clearer vision for how authentic development efforts can transform your organization and generate the sustained resources to further your mission. For nonprofit organizations, fundraising and development are the lifeblood of ensuring the sustainability of the mission for the future.
Clarifying Your Purpose as a Leader and Organization
As a leader, you face the immense challenge of managing the many demands of running an organization with limited time and resources. This reality makes it difficult to work on a long-term vision. I can help you and your organization gain renewed clarity of purpose through strategic visioning for the future. The process requires leaders to engage their constituents in new ways and be open to surprises and opportunities. In the end, leaders gain confidence in the direction and purpose of their work and what is required to move forward together.
Deepening Relationships through Listening and Community Discovery
Finding time as a leader today is challenging and often seems to be near impossible. When your time is scarce, the idea of slowing down and listening is stressful. I can help you pause in order to intentionally listen to your stakeholders through a process of discovery. The Discovery process will change your perspective, realign your time and resources, and deepen your relationships with your staff, board, supporters, and community. Listening requires an openness to learning alongside your stakeholders yet produces amazing insights and clarity that can propel your mission toward a vibrant future. The stakeholders of your organization, customers, donors, families, staff, board, or community leaders, are essential partners in advancing your mission.
A collection of reflections and resources from Matt Visser.
The (POP) Fundraising Lab is a year-long listening, helping, and learning community for nonprofit leaders and fundraisers.