The District Attorney of New York has a good deal of forfeiture funds ($250M) that are being put to good use! In December 2018, an RFP was released to provide Training and Technical Assistance to over 50 peer, non-profit organizations making change possible for those within the criminal justice system. Yates Advisory LLC was selected to help these organizations build capacity in three key areas: Strategic Planning and Design, Operational Efficiency, and Programmatic Support. The team...Read more
Building Capacity for Nonprofits - Strategy, Operations, and Programmatic Support
By Robin A Yates, Yates Advisory LLC
It should be a win-win situation. You work for an inspiring nonprofit. Someone in your organization has brought in a seasoned professional as a consultant to help work through a known challenge. You’re short-staffed (and overworked), so this should be a good thing. For the consultant you see a chance to provide value to an organization you care about. You have the time, the skill, and the interest in helping.
So… why do these engagements sometimes end up with one or both parties walking...Read more
The process to become a Women Business Enterprise is no small affair. Good news is I am now certified and ready to get to work! I'm working with NYC Small Business Services to identify procurements in the works. In the meantime, if you know of city agencies or nonprofits in need of an extremely competent business consultant who can now also help satisfy the organization's set aside requirements, please connect us.
Board of Elections puts me to work...
So it took awhile before I could actually talk about it, but now it's time to face reality and deal with facts. The fact about my experience in Cuyahoga County in Cleveland, in a nutshell, is that people did not come out to vote!
I was hired as a non-partisan monitor to make sure that all who had a right to vote, had the means to vote within the polling stations. This meant managing any identification, system, crowd management, materials issues that arose. Our morning started at 5:30am...Read more
Doing the legwork for my clients
Since my last client engagement ended in July 2016, I decided to focus my efforts on staying up on the latest developments to best serve the nonprofit sector including specific developments in my chosen fields. It's a great luxury to be able to continue my education and one which I never take for granted. So far I've completed the following programs:
- Interim Executive Director training - Partnership in Philanthropy
- Capitalizing on Trends in Life Sciences - Business Talent Group