Our services.

Positioning & strategy

In positioning and strategy work, we rely on proven models to identify areas for development and leverage strengths. In doing so, we adapt our approach to your needs. At the end of the process, you will have a strategy that is precisely tailored to your organization.

  • Vision process: development or revision of vision, mission, and values

  • Strategy development: development of strategic planning or funding strategies

  • Strategy review: review of existing strategies and revision

  • Positioning: positioning in the sector and vis-à-vis other players

  • Action plan: development of the action plan for the strategy

Impact measurement

Evidence of impact creates legitimacy, has a positive effect on team motivation, and on fundraising success. Credible evidence of impact requires a well thought-out impact logic, appropriate indicators, and solid monitoring.

  • Internal training: tailor-made introduction to the theory and transfer to your current situation

  • Process support: developing impact goals

  • Development of impact model: support in the development of the impact logic / theory of change

  • Development of a monitoring system: support in the implementation of impact measurement

  • Evaluations: designing and conducting an external evaluation

Analyses

We prepare analyses or studies for you as a basis for your strategic decisions such as the development of new (funding) strategies, new programs or new cooperations. Depending on your needs, the scope ranges from a pragmatic outline of the topic to a scientific study. We develop the latter in cooperation with research associates of the CEPS.

  • Environment analysis: overview of the actors within the defined topic (funders, nonprofits, government, business, research)

  • Needs analysis: analysis of the target group, current and future challenges, needs, (funding) gaps

  • Benchmark analysis: comparative analysis of selected actors, best practice examples at home and abroad

  • Organizational analysis: strengths, weaknesses, potentials, resources

>Here you will find a selection of previously conducted analyses. ​

 
 
 

Organizational development

Successful organizations in particular must develop organizationally and structurally. Building on precise analyses, the strategic steps must be planned and implemented with the involvement of all important stakeholders.

  • Training in organizational development: introduction to organizational theory, culture and structural development of NPOs

  • Analysis of structure, environment, and potential: development of decision bases

  • Organizational development: moderation and coaching of the process

  • Support of board of directors / foundation board: coaching, problem analysis and solution development

  • Action plan: development of the action plan for the implementation of organizational development

 

Funding models

Every NPO is familiar with the question of how to sustain its work. A long-term financing model is a core element here that makes the most efficient use of the various fundraising options.

  • Training in fundraising: basic elements of successful fundraising

  • Fundraising concept: development of a long-term fundraising strategy

  • Analysis of potential: analysis of the funding mix and drafting of development scenarios

 

Trainings

The greatest asset of organizations and companies is their knowledge and experience. This must be acquired and passed on. All team members of Con·Sense are also lecturers at universities. As a spin-off of a university, we impart state-of-the-art knowledge for the development of structures and strategies.

  • Impact measurement: building impact models and planning measurement concepts

  • Organizational development: introduction to org. theory, culture, and structural development of nonprofits

  • Agile work: new work models and their application in the nonprofit sector

  • Positioning: strategic positioning work (framing, advocacy, and network building) 

  • Impact-oriented funding: characteristics and models of impact-oriented grant-making strategies 

  • Fundraising: basic elements of fundraising, building a long-term fundraising strategy

  • Innovation: promotion of innovation in organizations, phase model of projects, roll-out strategies

 

Selected clients

Arbeitsgemeinschaft christlicher Kirchen Region Bern | Anlaufstelle für Sans-Papiers Basel | Beisheim Stiftung | Cleven Stiftung | Crescenda | Drosos Stiftung | Evangelische Frauen Schweiz | Fachhochschule Graubünden | FHNW | Frey Charitable Foundation | GGG Basel | Heitere Fahne Bern | K5 Basel | Kulturförderung Kanton Zug | Mercator Schweiz | MercyShips Switzerland | Misheel Kids Foundation | Sophie und Karl Binding Stiftung | SRG SSR | Stiftung für Kunst, Kultur und Geschichte | Stiftung Vivendra | Stiftungsstadt Basel | Kulturmanagement Universität Basel | Verein Kulturförderung Basel Stadt | Weltacker Schweiz | ZHAW