Leadership, Strategy & Communications 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.

 

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What’s your ‘moonshot’?

Envisioning a bold future and then mentally ‘walking back’ from the future, imagining what would be required to reach that vision, can literally change the world or your organization’s path forward.

In 1961, John F. Kennedy in a speech to the United States Congress challenged the country to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade. Fast forward to July 1969 and America accomplished this seemingly impossible goal. The term ‘moonshot’ was born.

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Which comes first – Vision or Mission?

Which comes first – Vision or Mission? As one sees most times if an organization has both a vision and mission, which isn’t always the case, the latter is often presented first. My question is if you don’t know where you are headed (big goal, vision, looking to the future) how do you know what you need to do to get there (mission)?

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Strategic Direction – Why does it matter?

When we think of Strategic Direction, we’re reminded of a simple quote by Yogi Berra: “When you come to a fork in the road, take it!” Knowing which path to take when you and your organization reach a fork in the road can mean the difference between success and failure. A well-articulated strategic direction and continuous strategic thinking based on agreed priorities, enables focused implementation and provides a framework for dealing with change.

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Step Back to Fundraising Success

Fundamental to the sustainability and mission achievement of any nonprofit is the availability of funding and resources. The challenges are finding the balance between short term funding and development of long term relationships, as well as the need to differentiate your organization’s value proposition.

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OUR SERVICES

Strategic Reviews
Strategic Plan Development
Project Facilitation & Development
Coaching
Leadership Training
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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