An organization operating through regional chapters across a national footprint had a legacy governance structure which included multiple boards of directors serving a variety of interests at either a regional or national level. While the organization had been pursuing a growth strategy for years, the bureaucracy inherent in this outdated structure hamstrung its efforts to implement or drive meaningful growth consistently across its entire footprint. When a number of new opportunities were missed to partner with funders who had philanthropic goals aligned with its mission and impact objectives that reached across its national footprint, the organization knew it was time for change.
A team of board members, executive leadership, outside legal counsel and KAMDEN Strategy Group consultants designed and implemented a new governance model bringing together the national office and regional affiliates into one organization. While working through a myriad of design sessions, document drafts, board meetings and ultimately state regulatory filings, a parallel effort was undertaken with KAMDEN Strategy Group partnering with the National Board’s Strategy Committee to equip the organization with a cohesive and unified game plan to scale its growth, diversify revenue sources and smooth out the seasonality of its revenue streams.