EOS applies just as readily to nonprofits and social enterprises as it does to small businesses.
There are important differences between the for-profit and not-for-profit environments, however, and recognizing these differences can be the key to a nonprofit’s success with EOS.
Few people understand their Core Values as well as those who work in nonprofits. In most cases, a nonprofit’s Core Focus™—or mission—is equally clear. EOS builds on an agency’s core values and core focus with tools that create institutional memory and build sustainability.
Directly impacted by the Vision Component™: Sustainability, Growth, Funding, Donor Demands, People, Operational Efficiencies, and Board Leadership.
By ensuring that the Right People are in the Right Seats in the agency, the People Component drives accountability within the leadership team and throughout the organization.
Directly impacted by People Component:
Growth, Sustainability, People, Talent Retention, Volunteer Recruitment, Donor Demands, and Competition.
Operating the agency on the cold, hard facts imbedded in its most important metrics enables the agency to focus on what is most important to both immediate and long-term success.
Directly impacted by the Data Component™:
Process Improvement, Resources, People, Growth, and Sustainability.
The Process Component™ ensures that each relevant process within the agency is documented to the point that it provides 80% of its potential value, while eliminating the need to create a voluminous Standard Operating Procedures Manual.
Directly impacted by the Process Component™:
Resources, Process Improvement, People,
Technology, Infrastructure, Growth, and Sustainability.
This component helps leadership teams identify, discuss, and solve pressing issues in a fully transparent way, preventing the agency from becoming held back by problems that are either unrevealed or unresolved.
Directly impacted by the Issues Component™:
People, Resources, Operational Efficiencies,
Sustainability, and Growth.
Effective execution at the operating level on a day-to-day basis is what the Traction Component™ is all about. Vision becomes a reality through the adoption of best practices around commitments and streamlined meetings.