Community Consulting Program (CCP) provides pro-bono organization development (OD) consulting services to nonprofit organizations in Minnesota who cannot afford these professional services. The program empowers Minnesota Organization Development Network (MNODN) members to give back to the community and broaden their experience in new areas.
Many organizations are unaware of how OD can help improve business and human systems. Organizations may become more effective by increasing focus on direction, leadership, or structure. Yet they may lack time, internal expertise or resources to engage OD consultants. The CCP provides these nonprofit organizations an opportunity to access OD expertise to enhance capabilities and achieve their goals.
The MNODN is piloting the CCP program in Fall 2017. The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is helping to market the program and identify potential organizations that can benefit from the program’s services. Once the pilot completes, the program will launch projects in two cycles each year, one in the Spring and one in the Fall. Each project will last 3-5 months. Project Teams will be comprised of a project lead and 2-3 OD consultants, mixing subject-matter experts with consultants wanting to broaden their experience.
Upholding our principles of Engage, Connect and Learn, MNODN-CCP aims to:
- Impact the community by leveraging the strength and passion of MNODN in serving nonprofits in Minnesota.
- Spread awareness of the importance of OD as a practice that helps organizations to grow and thrive.
- Provide a platform for OD practitioners in Minnesota to gain new experiences and hone their skills in the domain of OD.