Services for Businesses & Nonprofits
Financial Management Consulting • Susan C. Hammond brings her experience as a CFO to any consulting project. Her goal is to help individuals and groups become savvy decision-makers who know how to use their financial information.
Susan C. Hammond helps you improve organizational financial acumen through a variety of ways: interim financial management, development or enhancement of internal financial reporting (flash reports, dashboards, and board-level financial information), board and staff financial management education, development of financial policies and procedures, risk management, and coaching of existing accounting staff.
For an example, see “Financial Management”
Board Governance Consulting • Susan C. Hammond provides advice and guidance to nonprofit leaders who are grappling with board governance challenges. Years of serving on nonprofit boards plus experience as co-founder of several highly successful nonprofits have provided Susan with valuable expertise on the challenges governing boards sometimes face as well as those that executive directors face in dealing with their boards. Susan serves as a sounding board, bringing an objective viewpoint that is supported with her broad knowledge of what makes governing boards effective.
From support for new nonprofits that are in the early stages of forming their boards to consulting with nonprofits that need to re-energize or even reformat their governing boards, Susan can: provide benchmarks for performance, serve as a sounding board, and create clarity for everyone on the roles and responsibilities of board members.
For an example, see “Board Governance.”
Business and Board Meeting Facilitator • Susan C. Hammond uses her skills as a facilitator in all aspects of her work. But, she also offers facilitation as a stand-alone service. She has the rare ability to lead a meeting without becoming the center of attention. She keeps things focused while also ensuring that everyone’s voice is heard and that all ideas are considered. Whether it’s a strategic planning meeting, a brainstorming session for a creative solution, or an opportunity for employee feedback, Susan will be sure to maximize the return on your time and investment.
For an example, see “Strategic Planning Sessions.”
Advisory Boards • Whether your business is a start-up or an established company seeking growth or a new direction, Susan C. Hammond can help you create an advisory board that will be an invaluable resource for stronger, more informed decision making. As a sounding board for your ideas, an advisory board can validate your thinking and create accountability that may be lacking in smaller organizations. For both businesses and nonprofits, an advisory board is an affordable way to access expertise in marketing, sales, finances, HR, technology or other specialties.
scHammond Advisors offers Products & Programs that support the above services.