Community Sector Strategy
At Enterprising Partnerships, we are passionate about helping government, non-government and not-for-profit organisations find solutions to their organisational problems. Our specialised team is highly qualified and experienced to provide the following services:
Community Development, Youthwork and Crime Prevention Program Design and Mentoring
With senior staff regularly time poor, Enterprising Partnerships (EP) can step in to upskill new community development, youthwork and crime prevention staff.
By clearly designing and implementing programs, management and staff mentoring at the beginning of projects, EP can assist inexperienced staff to focus on creating long-term community change.
‘Beginning with the end in mind,’ external one-to-one and team mentoring is the best and most cost effective approach to achieving social impact.
Do your organisation ’s statistics and/or your intuition indicate that more effective relationships are required with people from diverse cultural, language and faith backgrounds? Programs designed for ‘multicultural’ service delivery may not create networks within, amongst and between people from diverse backgrounds, thereby missing the opportunity to improve understanding between people and promoting greater community cohesion.
Programs designed for ‘intercultural’ impact are purposefully developed to enhance relationships and create sustainable community impact by building bridges and relationships at the neighbourhood level which transcend what may otherwise be language, cultural and religious barriers.
Intercultural audits identify those areas within your organisation that may contribute to your organisation being unable connect well or maintain relationships with culturally diverse communities. The audit includes identifying and fostering positive relationships between council officers and multicultural community leaders.
Organisational, Program, Service and Facility Reviews
Within a cycle of continuous improvement, looking at what you do, when, for whom and why are critical questions for every organisation. EP has extensive experience in project, program, service, organisation and facility reviews in local and state governments, as well as the corporate and community sectors. We can assist you with all of your organisation’s review needs.
Enterprising Partnerships believes that the greatest amount of social changes occurs at the neighbourhood level and greatly enjoys working with local governments to develop whole of Council/community strategies. Comprehensive internal Council staff and community engagement activities create integrated strategies to enhance social inclusion for all community members (with a particular focus on at-risk or marginalised groups or individuals).
Board and Organisational Development
There are many compliance requirements involved in managing a community-based organisation. We know that Boards (Management Committees) need to be active, aware and accountable, as well as fully engaged in working with staff, services users and other stakeholders to set the direction for the organisation.
We offer mentoring specifically for Board members and key staff to help better manage:
We also assist with strategic planning and strategy development to ensure funding bodies, staff and service users can be confident of the viability and practice quality of the organisation in which they are investing their time, reputation and/or money.
Social Business Development
With experience in the design and start up of social enterprises, Enterprising Partnerships can assist with feasibility and business planning processes for social businesses. We work in partnership with small businesses with expertise in providing accounting, marketing and advertising services to not-for-profit organisations to create value for people experiencing disadvantage.
Kathryn Ryan recently joined the Enterprising Partnerships Community Sector Strategy team and brings with her 20 years of experience in the not-for-profit human services sector, managerial and administrative roles across community organisations. In addition to outstanding qualifications in Community Development, Social Research, Public Relations and Communications Kathryn has a strong history of working in community organisations.
Enterprising Partnerships is known for bringing together ‘unusual’ partners in projects, activities and enterprises; Kathryn will bring a strong community development framework to this practice.