Nonprofit Leadership, Strategy & Communication Consulting

At JBL Strategies we are passionate about working with organizations to achieve clear strategic direction, consistent communications and greater results through strong leadership and effective strategies. We provide nonprofits with impactful advisory services and unique leadership training programs customized to an organization’s context so that they achieve long-term sustainability and continuous success.

VISION

JBL Strategies’ Vision is that nonprofits in Central Texas succeed in serving their communities.

 

MISSION

Our mission is to work with nonprofits to strengthen their capacity and long term success by providing customized strategic advisory, coaching and leadership training services in an effective and impactful way.

 

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leadership + strategy + communication = mission accomplishment

Strategic Leadership Essentials comprise leadership, strategy and communication. One without the other is unlikely to achieve mission accomplishment.

It may seem obvious. However, it’s unlikely an organization will be successful unless the leader or leaders know where the organization is going, what it wants to achieve, who the various stakeholders are and have clear communication strategies in place to engage everyone in the process.
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Opportunities Across Boundaries

Silos and road blocks are common themes in nonprofit organizations. What may appear to be internal or external boundaries or limitations can often be potential opportunities for greater collaboration. Stepping back and intentionally identifying the synergies across departments within your organization and/or between your organization and its partners can produce significant, positive results.

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Get Your Board On-Board – No Passengers Please!

Boat or bus – how does your board of directors ride? Is yours an engaged board or is it a constant challenge to get them to contribute more than just turning up for board meetings? This is a constant issue raised by nonprofit CEOs and EDs. What’s the solution? Most importantly do you have the right people on board and do they understand their roles and responsibilities?

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Gaining the Courage to Lead

Do you have the courage to lead or does self-imposed fear restrict your willingness to do so?

According to one of my heroes, Nelson Mandela “Fear and courage are brothers. I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

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OUR SERVICES

Strategic planning facilitation and development
Internal strategic organizational assessment
Nonprofit merger consulting
Individual executive coaching
Customized leadership training
Customized board leadership and engagement training
Assistance with developing clear, consistent and relevant positioning and messaging
Creating communications, marketing, and fund development plans.
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OUR CLIENTS SAY

“We at the American Red Cross were incredibly fortunate to partner with the team at JBL Strategies to deliver a great interactive session in which all of our team members felt better prepared to lead and navigate through our organization. We are grateful for their support and willingness to work within our limited resources.”

Marty McKellips, Regional CEO, American Red Cross   

"Thank you for the amazing training. In all my years of management development, none has been as useful as the Strategic Leadership Essentials Class. The information was not only informative, but I will use this binder as training opportunities, a resource to reflect upon and a tool to engage stakeholders. Thank you so much."

Juanita Budd, Executive Director, Austin Free-Net   

"JBL Strategies worked with us over the course of several months to clearly define the Board’s role, brought together the tourism-related businesses into a collaborating group, and encouraged us to think outside of the box. They helped us develop creative strategic partnerships and marketing materials that are getting rave reviews. In short, JBL focused our efforts and took us to a whole new level."

Sue Singer, Mayor Pro-tem, City of Auburn, WA   

"In only a few short meetings, JBL Strategies helped me see my strengths more clearly, create a vision for the next phase of my career, and start acting on my desires. Jane's warmth and encouragement, along with her strategic insights, stoked my enthusiasm and excitement about the future, and helped me to get unstuck."

Amy McGeady, Career Coaching Client   

"JBL Strategies was instrumental in leading Family Eldercare through a strategic direction process. Their knowledge and experience provided us with a foundation to bring our vision and mission and put it to work for our clients. They were able to bring our community partners, our Board of Directors, the leadership staff and employees of Family Eldercare together to produce a strategic direction for our organization."

Kent Herring, CEO, Family Eldercare   

"Easter Seals just finished working with JBL Strategies on a customized training for our staff that was followed with a 1:1 coaching session for each participant. The training was amazing and staff unanimously stated it was one of the best trainings they have had."

Tami Andres, VP, HR & Organizational Development, Easter Seals Central Texas