Non-profit organizations, Espace Stratégies

Non-profit organizations

Espace Stratégies is a strategic advisory firm providing guidance to non-profit organizations across Canada. Among the types of non-profits we assist are community organizations, cultural entities, associations, unions, federations, chambers of commerce and professional bodies.

While each non-profit operates within its unique context and faces distinct challenges, we have identified recurring issues that impact organizations, including diversifying funding sources, structuring governance, documenting organizational processes, adapting service offerings to emerging trends and managing workload in the context of labor shortages.

Espace Stratégies has successfully guided these organizations by fostering strategic thinking through strategic planning and reflection processes, developing business plans for the implementation of strategic projects, conducting organizational diagnostics and facilitating change management plans.

 

HOW CAN ESPACE STRATÉGIES ASSIST YOU?

  • You need to reinvent yourself to ensure your survival in the short, medium, or long term.
  • You’ve experienced rapid growth and need to manage your expansion effectively.
  • Finding new sources of funding and reevaluating your business model is crucial.
  • Your board of directors lacks alignment on a common vision or includes new members unfamiliar with the organization.
  • A funder requires a strategic planning exercise or organizational diagnostic for financing or grants.
  • You have a strategy to implement but are unsure where to start.
  • You want to submit a project or study but lack the internal resources, expertise, or time to do so.
  • You need a facilitator to ensure the success of a reflection meeting with your teams or partners.

 

THE ESPACE STRATÉGIES APPROACH

Espace Stratégies has developed a distinctive and innovative approach based on local community mobilization and a deep understanding of the non-profit ecosystem. This allows us to formulate strategies that are both credible and sustainable. Whether your project is essential for growth, a legal obligation, or a partner’s requirement, our agility enables us to adapt to all situations.

Having worked with a diverse range of organizations, both public and private, Espace Stratégies has cultivated a comprehensive business ecosystem for non-profits. We have access to a network of contacts and experts across various domains nationwide.

 

SERVICES OFFERED

The following consulting services are particularly recommended for non-profit organizations:

 

OUR CLIENTELE

Espace Stratégies collaborates with various types of organizations, creating a 360-degree ecosystem that allows us to navigate between multiple universes and foster unexpected connections. Click here to discover all our client profiles.

PORTFOLIO

Care Montréal et Cap Saint-Barnabé

In 2022, Care Montreal and Cap Saint-Barnabé, two organizations dedicated to assisting individuals experiencing homelessness, decided to merge their services. Espace Stratégies provided strategic advisory to ensure the efficiency of the consolidation process. ES assisted Cap and Care in identifying the most relevant business model to preserve the value proposition of both organizations. This included determining the strategic positioning and development vision of the future organization, and implementing the necessary changes for a seamless and effective transition.

L’Anonyme

Experiencing accelerated growth for several years, the non-profit organization felt the need for a new strategic planning exercise to update its objectives, service offerings, and programs. To confirm its vision and supervise its strategic reflection, the non-profit chose the Espace Stratégies team with whom it has been collaborating for several years. ES supported L’Anonyme’s management teams in developing a participatory process to mobilize the organization’s stakeholders and ensure a relevant positioning aligned with the evolving reality of its environment.

Suicide Action Montréal

Suicide Action Montreal (SAM)’s mission is to prevent suicide and its impacts by providing access to quality services. Espace Stratégies assisted a working committee comprising board members and the management team in SAM’s strategic planning. The approach aimed to identify current issues, position the organization within its ecosystem, specify the structure of its service offerings and programs, confirm its long-term vision and establish strategic directions, forming the foundation of its action plan.

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