Nonprofits

Helping to Drive Change

Nonprofits must successfully integrate mission execution with the fundraising achievements necessary to fuel that mission. We’ve worked with charitable organizations to build strategies and the necessary management, metrics, and HR programs needed to meet and exceed the expectations of donors and the impacted communities they serve.

Recently, we enjoyed a multi-year period leading the financial and operational transformation of a leading nonprofit. We found roughly 70-80% of our for-profit change model applied in this sector. In the for-profit sector, we summarize Success as balancing the sometime conflicting expectations of investors and customers by the actions of the actions of employees. Employees (and leaders) must harmonize management systems, measurement systems, and compensation systems in order to delight customers and investors. Nonprofits as a rule do not have customers, but they do have impacted communities. In our case, the 32 million Americans with food allergies, with essentially no FDA approved therapies or diagnostics. And while there are no ‘investors’ per se, the interests and wishes of donors and stakeholders are as passionate and at times as narrow as an investor in the private sector.

We enjoy working with nonprofits as they are highly motivated by a sense of mission. As we are located in the Washington, DC area, we are available for onsite as well as remote engagements.

Problem Solvers

We partner with clients to boost your ability to solve critical and existential issues. We work with you so your team solves the problem, making the new direction lasting and supported internally rather than a ‘smart idea’ from a consultant.

Rich experience

We have broad and deep experience, as out Australian friends like to say, we’ve been there and done that. Every engagement is unique. Our rich experience permits us to get through the process of identifying alternatives, selection, plans, and implementation faster and with less risk.

Affordable

You will find the total project cost of engaging PowerSource affordable as we are not interested in charging hours – we get you to ‘problem-solved’ faster. We will consider ‘success-based’ fee structures as appropriate to ensure we are aligned with your goals.

Commitment

We fully commit our team to make your needs our top priority. Our goal is to leave you delighted and eager to make our relationship strategic.

Urgency

By the time you’ve engaged PowerSource, your need has already started to become urgent. We work fast and expect your team to collaborate so we solve the immediate issue while addressing the systemic process and system defects – in real-time.

Smart Techology

In many instances, your solution with require changes in your business process – potentially a transformative change. We believe smart cloud-based technology solutions must complement process change, while constantly seeking to enhance cybersecurity.
What clients say
I have know Bart both professionally and personally for over fifteen years. he is an experienced financial professional who has operated successfully in several challenging CFO roles. I have great respect for Bart's business and ethical judgment.
JayMeriweather
Jay Meriwether
Managing Director at Edgewood Advisors, LLC
Bart is a sophisticated financial executive and advisor, with an impressive breadth of experience not only in the financial arena but also in managing other operational areas for both start-up and established companies, public and private, both new technology and brick-and-mortar companies. Bart brings a unique blend of inside and outside perspectives to clients, and I have always valued his mature, measured and insightful judgment as his peer and colleague
Randy Segal
Randy Segal
Space and Satellite Technology and Transactional Attorney
Bart was the CFO at Aptara when I was the CIO there. I have enjoyed working with Bart for about 3 years on several projects. Besides being great at his Accounting and Finance domain, Bart is an excellent guide and mentor. He is happy to look at the problem from a holistic perspective and get involved in each area to fix it. His cool demeanor makes it easy for issue resolution between teams. He is well planned and organized on large Enterprise projects.
Manish Buttan
Manish Buttan
CEO at Artificial Machines

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