Mark DiStasi is a consummate professional. I presented my vision to him and he readily guided me through several exercises to help develop my strategic plan. On a very professional and consistent basis he kept me accountable to the targets we set. After each strategy meeting, Mark wrote a summary of what we discussed, what we accomplished and the goals for moving forward before the next meeting. He has a wealth of knowledge and a tremendous scope of leadership experience to draw from in advising me with the means to fulfill our vision. His company is appropriately called BOLD Solutions. We needed BOLD Solutions and we’re now seeing the positive impact of those solutions.
We had been struggling for months trying to figure out how to reorganize our structure. The challenge was building in a way to scale up so we don’t have to reorganize every six months as we grow. BOLD Solutions was able to help us think through all the possibilities and come up with something that works and grows with us. That process gave us the confidence to move forward knowing we had considered all the possibilities. You did a great job and we look forward to working with you again.
We've worked with Mark and his team at Bold Solutions for years. Mark was instrumental in getting us over some hurdles that kept us "stuck". Mark advised and coached us into hiring our first full-time employee who has been instrumental at offloading a ton of administrative work from both our plates. Mark and Aaron's experience and skill have been overwhelmingly helpful and appreciated as we've entered the next phase of our growth and I highly recommend them. You won't be disappointed!
For over two years, Pets for Patients survived in "reactionary mode". We are so fortunate to have a group of great volunteers, but we could see our approach of just reacting to the challenge of the day was going to be short-lived if we continued to expand and grow. The challenges really hit us in 2017 when we saw a major turning point of rapid growth for Pets for Patients. Bold Solutions came to us at the perfect time. They provided us with the most practical, yet very effective guidance needed to navigate the many pitfalls of organizing our Advisory Board, planning for how to staff the organization, building our 2018 plan as well as the long-range plans for our future. The help of Mark DiStasi, Aaron Burgess, and Jane Browe was exactly what we needed when we needed it the most. The stresses of managing the growth and demands of the nonprofit world are much easier to predict and manage given we have a plan in hand. The BOLD Solutions team is very polished and professional. They really listened to our needs and got us pointed in the right direction. We are already seeing the impact of their help on our fundraising plans!! Thank you Bold Solutions!
Like many founders of non-profits I had great aspirations and motivation — but lacked experience in organizing a board and articulating our mission. Mr. DiStasi’s concise and well written book, From Survive to Thrive, BOLD Solutions for Transforming Your Nonprofit, provides direction and applicable exercises that assist in maximizing board knowledge and inspires forward thinking. Moreover, it forces directors to refocus their objectives and organizational vision. Non-profits that follow the processes illustrated in this book will find the content transformational.
I know so many organizations that have a great heart. They have the best of intentions. To use the popular phrase from the TED Talk, “They Know Their Why”. What they don’t know is their “How”. Do you, “Know your How”? How are you going to accomplish that great “Why”? How are you going to fulfill that admirable and lofty mission?
From Survive To Thrive, BOLD Solutions For Transforming Your Nonprofit is the roadmap to help you find your “How” so that you can fulfill your “Why”.
Dr. Daryl S.
As co-founder of an academic institution, and currently a board member of several nonprofits, I have witnessed the favorable impact of organizations who clearly have their house in order. The book, From Survive to Thrive, and its online video case studies, provide nonprofit leaders with practical and tangible strategies and methodologies that will transform their nonprofits into tremendously beneficial resources for those they serve.
I believe From Survive to Thrive is such a powerful tool for the success of a nonprofit, I've given copies of the book to other nonprofit leaders. The strategy, processes, research and resolutions found in From Survive to Thrive, along with the discipline of implementation, will bring in the harvest for any nonprofit.