Nancy Meyers Preston, Ltd.
Strategic Advancement Solutions for Nonprofits: Helping Organizations Work Toward Purposeful Change

I can help you:

  • Assess your strengths & weaknesses
  • Develop strategies to overcome obstacles
  • Create systems of accountability
  • Build a stronger board
  • Plan for the future
  • Implement best practices
  • Raise more money

What I Can Do for You

Customized Services in Support of...

Organizational Effectiveness:

Strategic Planning & Counsel

  • Facilitate strategic planning efforts with internal and external stakeholders
  • Collaboratively develop vision, mission and values statements
  • Create dashboard reporting mechanism to ensure strategic plan remains front-and-center
  • Create operational performance plans: goals, strategies, measures & milestones

Program Evaluation and Enhancement

  • Evaluate and monitor program effectiveness
  • Identify weaknesses and recommend plans to enhance or “sunset” programs
  • Perform benchmarking exercises of peer and aspirant organizations to identify best practices
  • Formulate action plans

Human Resource Assessment & Staff Development

  • Evaluate organizational structure; recommend changes to resource allocation
  • Analyze job descriptions; create competency-based job descriptions
  • Develop performance management plans
  • Attract and hire development professionals

Board Development

  • Evaluate structure, composition, and roles & responsibilities of existing board
  • Conduct broad assessment to evaluate collective impression of board effectiveness
  • Recommend strategies to increase board success
  • Conduct board development training sessions
  • Serve as liaison between leadership and Board members to ensure accountability between meetings

Development Effectiveness:                                      

Fundraising Assessment & Capacity Building

  • Targeted development analysis; review and determine strengths, challenges and areas of opportunity to determine the most efficient means to grow or improve development operation
  • Create and/or grow development constituency programs including major/leadership gifts, annual giving and planned giving, and corporate and foundation programs
  • Evaluate and/or develop accountability guidelines and stewardship programs to assure long term relationships
  • Identify (and recommend strategies) to engage internal and external stakeholders

Donor and Database Analysis

  • Assess computer software to record, maintain, and strengthen the donor database
  • Develop reporting mechanisms to support communication with leadership and volunteer groups
  • Prepare trend analyses; analyze and categorize donor contributions


  • I am intuitive
  • I think positively
  • I address challenges
  • I develop creative solutions
  • I analyze data trends
  • I focus on decision-making