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Do you need a leader to guide a day of training and growth?

Is your nonprofit ready to engage, motivate and unite your board members?

Struggling to make budget?

Feel like the doors are going to be closed without outcomes?

The Rayvan Group plans and facilitates Strategy Days that educate, challenge, inspire and unite Board members. Through pre-retreat surveys, interactive discussions, presentations by program coordinators or beneficiaries, evaluation of current challenges and creation of goals, The Rayvan Group helps Boards prepare for the year ahead.


The Strategic Success System© is a streamlined system for setting a sustainable strategic course for your nonprofit.

How the 4-Part Strategic Success System© Works

  1. Collecting data 

  2. Designing

  3. Planning 

  4. Implementation

Strategic Success System© may address any number of issues, including:

  • Strategic planning for the year

  • General board training on a specific issue

  • A recent change in leadership

  • Re-energizing your board members and key staff

  • Training in development/fundraising

  • Confronting a challenging issue specific to your nonprofit or organization.

What do you get out of it?

Strategic Success System© is perfect for setting direction, as well as plotting out plans of approach. Not to mention the hugely beneficial outcomes:

  • Producing clarity and focus around getting the nonprofit out of crisis.

  • Creating action steps for areas for improvement.

  • Generating a funding model for future growth.


We see the best results with our clients who follow the Strategic Success System© and continue to meet quarterly to strengthen commitment, accelerate their growth, and stay on track.


This annual plan is designed to keep you and your board accountable. Too many organizations veer off-track when they most need to remain focused. Make sure to do right by your nonprofit.

Let us help you continue toward your goals while allowing for adjustment as needed.



  • Approximately 60-90 minute Nerd Out Session

  • Mini-Strategic Plan

  • 1-2 Page Report

  • Fundraising Direction

Get Started with a Nerd Out Session!

“In the rapidly changing landscape of the nonprofit sector, it is critical that thought leaders help us navigate.  Jarrett Ransom, the Nonprofit Nerd, is just such a person. This rare talent understands the challenges and opportunities of philanthropy.


With a concise, thoughtful and observant approach to working with nonprofits, Jarrett inspires and encourages all who are able to work with her.  I find her humor, warmth and direct manner the right mix to help nonprofits get things done as they achieve their mission, vision, and values.“

-Julia Patrick, American Nonprofit Academy

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Are you stressing out over making your fundraising strategies work, rather than having them work for you?

Are you scrambling to meet revenue objectives in time?

It’s time to seek assistance from a team with extensive experience and a proven success record. That’s where we come in.

By looking at the bigger picture and placing it in context with your current strategy, as well as looking for any gaps in your development department’s various strengths, The Rayvan group can bring effective strategic solutions to your team.

When you schedule your Nerd Out Session, you will gain clarity around your vision and walk away with action steps to move you closer to your dream.

​Time: 90 mins (via zoom)

Nerd Out Sessions are a great way to set direction for nonprofit strategy.

Don’t just take our word for it: Book a Nonprofit Nerd Out Session today!

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  • Produces clarity and focus around getting the nonprofit out of crisis.

  • Creates action steps for areas for improvement.

  • Generates a funding model for future growth.

We see the best results with our clients who begin with a Strategic Retreat and continue meet quarterly to strengthen commitment, accelerate their growth, and stay on track.

Start With a FREE Phone Consult with Jarrett!

“From the very beginning, Jarrett was engaging and kept everyone in the room on track. Jarrett is very professional as a facilitator and has a great sense of humor. She created a two-day agenda that kept everyone focused and committed to achieving our goal. She did a tremendous job of keeping everyone on point. Jarrett created an atmosphere of camaraderie and instilled a team effort so that each who participates supported this plan. She is definitely very passionate about her profession.”

- Karen Barno, AZ ALFA

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