You need to build trust within the community. And so I would say for any organization, whether you're black, white, whatever the key is, is to talk to people, get to know and understand who they are, what motivates them, that type of thing, and truly build a relationship with them where you're actually interested in helping them and serving them. To view the entire transcript, click here.
If you were working with some other consultants, they may have what I like to call blinders and they know their niche. They may not be as well versed on looking at the organizational organization from a high level. And so that can sometimes lead you to end up having to hire additional people, to get all of the services and the things that you want. We tend to operate more on a full service basis. So I think that that's an added value. Click here to view the full transcript.
This interview series will be with Cherrise Wilks, a giver of information, guidance, counsel, and mercy, with a mission to serve others, to meet their sushi goals and find the resources they need.
She's an experienced administrator with over 18 years in federal state, local government and nonprofit sectors. Ms. Wilks recently served as an emergency manager slash community development specialist, and formally as a hazard mitigation grant specialist for the US Department of Homeland Security, her firm has been successful in securing more than 77 million and managing 300 million in federal state and private grant contracts, loan tax credits, and sponsorships. Additionally, Ms. Wilks has directly managed local government budgets of 40 million in general operating funds and identified over 5.7 million local government operational costs. Ms. Wilks holds a BS in Family, Child and and Consumer Sciences from Florida State University and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of North Florida and professional credentials in community real estate development, contract management and grants management. Are you excited for our conversation? Click here for the full transcript.
The budget is truly a reflection of your mission and you should budget accordingly. In the past, I've worked with organizations who thought about the budget in terms of what can we get approved. That is not the way to think about the budget. Click here to view the entire transcript.
If you waited till budget season to create your budget then you are already too late. You waited too long because budget season is the most stressful time for most organizations. It is the time when people are just trying to figure out, well, how do we get this done? How do we come in under budget? Click here to read the full transcript.
Organizations all the time talk about doing a strategic plan and getting the board together and they're going to work through all the things that they want to do for the next couple of years. And honestly, in my opinion, that is a complete waste if you never take time to consider the costs. Click here to read the full transcript.
COVID has taught many of us quite a few lessons: good, bad, indifferent. One of the things that has come to the forefront for many of us is that even in the face of uncertainty, we need to put a plan together. I had a whole list of all the things I wanted to accomplish this year, and so many of them did not happen because they were related to travel or related to me being around other people. Click here to read the full transcript.
Welcome to this series with Rachel Miller-Bleich. Rachel is the CEO of MillerBleich Consulting, and they help nonprofits as well as professional associations do their governance work and make sure that they have a better understanding, a better grasp about what the governance body, be that the board or members of the management team, need to do to keep the organization running. Click here to read the full transcript.