John Curtis, PH.D.
IOD, Inc
Winghaven Heights
Waynesville NC 28786
Unpaid Non-Profit Work (years):
15
Consulting Experience (years):
35
Current Professional Affiliations and Licenses:
Association of Fundraising Professionals - Asheville Chapter
Western N.C. Human Resources Association

Summary of your consulting practice and relevant experience:

IOD is “small by design,” meticulous in our service delivery & successful because we only pursue projects where we know we will excel in meeting our client’s needs! IOD is a unique team of specialists providing analysis, insight & solutions for nonprofit capacity-building & organizational development challenges since 1986. IOD has a proven track record in helping organizations make data-driven decisions that enhance their relevancy, credibility & visibility resulting in measurable improvements in performance, impact & financial sustainability.

We have four main practice areas, as follows:

  1. Fundraising / Donor-Driven Major Gifts Campaigns:

IOD’s fresh, unique, proven approach to financial sustainability through donor-centric fundraising results in raising major gifts from new and existing donors. We will show you how to help donors accomplish their personal philanthropic goals by investing in the mission of your organization

Our philosophy of fundraising incorporates the latest research on why donors give, what they value most in a campaign, how to overcome their common fears, generational variations in giving behavior, and most important, how to turn fundraising from an annual transaction to a mutually satisfying, life-long relationship with your donor.

  1. Strategic Planning / Board Development / Capacity Building

IOD offers a systematic process for strategic and tactical planning to assist an organization in mastering change while responding to current challenges and opportunities. IOD works closely with you throughout every phase of the planning process to produce an actionable, measurable plan that focuses the efforts of the organization on a day-to-day basis and that is realistic, relevant, and responsive to existing conditions.

  1. Research / Evaluation

IOD offers a full range of assessment services to identify challenges and opportunities with respect to leadership, structure, systems, processes, and staff. We measure employee satisfaction, patterns of communication, levels of teamwork, leadership and staff competencies, and other critical success factors. A comprehensive assessment includes both an internal and external focus using quantitative and qualitative surveys, focus groups, interviews, and on-site observations.

  1. Financial Services

We provide innovative and sustainable financial, managerial and accounting solutions to a full range of nonprofits. We blend the latest business best practices with mission-driven, nonprofit motives including the following: Preparation for External Audit & Performance of Internal Audits • Internal Controls Assessment & Enhancement • Start-up consultation & planning • Financial & cash management planning • Remote & Interim CFO, Controller & other accounting functions • Budgeting & forecasting • Federal & State tax form filings • Independent Financial Statement Reviews & Compilations • Economic Impact Studies • Board financial training & policy development


References

Board Governance/Development

Small Business Center Haywood Community College
BOARD DEVELOPMENT / LEADERSHIP TRAINING / STRATEGIC PLANNING
Katy McLean Gould, ME
Director
828-627-4512

Fundraising/Development

Haywood Arts Regional Theater
CAPITAL CAMPAIGNS, CASE FOR SUPPORT, FUNDRAISING EVENTS
Steve Lloyd
Executive Director
828-400-2633
Running a $1 million Major Gifts Campaign to build a Stage II theater in Waynesville.

Organizational Development/Change

The Community Kitchen
EXECUTIVE COACHING / CAPACITY BUILDING / CHANGE MANAGEMENT
Kim B Czaja
Executive Director
828-648-0014