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For us, it's all about providing personal service

UncommonSense  Business Solutions provides a variety of strategic, governance and  operational services to small businesses and not-for-profit  organizations. 


Our  personal, first-hand experience with both business and organizations  provides us with a unique perspective to work with business owners and  managers, and not-for-profits, and offer practical solutions.


Our  services are offered on a negotiated fee-for-service basis -- we  discuss your requirements with you in detail, provide you with a  proposal, and when accepted we get at it and invoice you when the work  is done. No prepayments, no surprises, just results.

Solutions

Communications

We assist with strategic communications planning and implementation, including development and implementation of:


* Marketing plans including branding and logo design, the use of social  media, web site design and management, and use of printed media;

* Domain name registration, email accounts, web building systems and more;

* Reputation management plan;

* Crisis media management;

* Social engagement and advocacy.


We engage management and staff to make sure they fully understand and participate in these processes.

Governance

We assist not-for-profit organizations  to develop a policy-driven governance model which clearly defines the  roles of boards and staff, and ensures that boards concentrate on the  big picture. 


Through  workshops, we examine the following topics to arrive at a governance  system that fully meets the requirements and expectations of the  organization and its members:


* Board roles and responsibilities;
* Board structure and committees;
* Organizational structure;
* Board policies;
* Board-management relations;
* Strategic planning for the organization.

Operations

We understand that managers of not-for-profit organizations have their hands full looking after day-to-day operations. We can:


* Search out fundraising, sponsorship and promotional opportunities;
* Develop a donor acquisition and retention plan;
* Develop a volunteer recruitment and retention plan;
* Search out partnership opportunities;
* Research funding sources and prepare funding applications;
* Facilitate public relations workshops for management and staff;
* Provide constructive analysis of branding, media use including social media, marketing programs and public relations;
* Provide bookkeeping services.