Hedges provides a continuum of capacity-building services that help organizations and communities address Indiana’s most pressing challenges. Our holistic and collaborative approach is rooted in experience and a deep understanding of the local landscape, best practices, and strong and dynamic partnerships. We believe in our clients, and we care about them. Their mission becomes our mission; their goals, our goals. Let us help you bring clarity to your vision, fund key initiatives, strengthen your board of directors, and achieve greater impact.
Our success is measured by yours.
Creating transformational change requires a shared strategy that provides defined goals and a clear path to follow. Our proven approach to strategic planning works not only for single organizations providing direct services, but also for community initiatives involving public-private partnerships working together to address systemic change. Our strategists equip leaders with the information and support needed for data-informed planning and decision-making, stakeholder buy-in and engagement, and successful plan execution.
Whether part of a strategic planning process or a stand-alone effort, our unique, four-pillar analysis of nonprofit organizational health provides leaders with data and recommendations critical to building capacity for greater impact. Our organizational assessment is based on leading nonprofit practices and our 20+ years of experience analyzes 30 indicators across the pillars of Programs & Impact, Leadership & Culture, Marketing & Communications, and Finance & Development and provides a capacity-building roadmap for organizations to follow.
Refining Vision, Mission, and Values
In many cases, outdated visions, missions, and values can hold organizations back from achieving their potential. Our team helps nonprofit leaders and stakeholders collaboratively and inclusively revisit these critically important organizational statements to ensure they are relevant tools which ground all aspects of planning and decision-making.
Strategic Grants Services
Investments from foundations, corporations, and government agencies are key components of any nonprofit organization’s revenue portfolio and are particularly critical for those seeking greater impact. Our team of expert grant professionals helps organizations get grant ready, improve their competitive advantage, identify and cultivate new funding sources, increase revenue, and maximize return on investment in the development office.
Training and Professional Development
Social change requires knowledgeable and skilled leadership. Our training experts have developed an evolving library of trainings to ensure board members, executive leaders, and program staff are equipped to lead their organizations toward shared goals. Our training offerings are grounded in best practices, highly interactive, and always provide a takeaway for immediate application.
Thriving organizations require thriving boards. Through our various supports, board members gain clarity in their roles, identify current challenges and opportunities, learn and implement leading practices in effective board governance, and increase accountability to each other and the organization. As a result, organizations can maximize their focus, sustainability and impact.