Nonprofit Program Optimization and Design

Galvanize your team.
Amplify your impact.
Strengthen your sustainability.

Programs are the engine of nonprofit impact. Yet too many nonprofits – eager to make a difference – leap straight from ideas to service delivery, only to discover strategy gaps when a crisis occurs.

Whether you’re designing a new program or revamping an existing one, COMO Solutions’ nonprofit program design and optimization services will help you build programs that deliver results.

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Increase program effectiveness and impact.

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Unite your team around a singular vision.

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Streamline fundraising efforts.

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Boost marketing, communications, and outreach.

Our Approach to Nonprofit Program Optimization and Design

A successful program design process unites your nonprofit organization around a clear vision. That’s why COMO Solutions prioritizes engaging your entire team, including board and staff members. Our proven process includes:

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Collaborating with your board and staff to identify perceived service gaps, populations served, and initial program vision.
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Conducting a quantitative community needs assessment that can be compared with internal perceptions to identify gaps, challenges, and opportunities.

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Guiding a small program design team of staff and/or board members through a facilitated, hands-on, data-informed process to take your programs from concept to implementation.

Common Program Design and Optimization Deliverables

While we customize our services to each organization’s needs, common nonprofit program design deliverables include: 

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Community needs and service gap report.

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A comprehensive logic model that serves as an organizational and programmatic roadmap addressing essentials such as resources, activities, outputs, outcomes, indicators, and data collection.
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One highly optimized program incorporating essential components such as program purpose, goals, services/activities, target populations, needed resources, S.M.A.R.T. outcomes, data tracking and evaluation, program sustainability, and partnerships/collaborations.
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Itemized program budget including revenue and expenses.

Program design and optimization can also be bundled with our grant consulting services, to take your organization from scrambling for dollars to fully funded!