The Peer Advisor Network (PAN) affords your organization or group important options to grow and learn amid day-to-day challenges! PAN is a highly flexible, short-term consulting service available to:
∑ Non-profit arts, heritage, tourism and cultural organizations working directly in support of arts, heritage, humanities and film, and;
∑ Community cultural groups working in the same fields but without formal 501-C-3 IRS designation.
Perhaps itís time to address unsettling health and wellness issues or to take advantage of a great opportunity to establish new areas of expertise? Using a simple application process with no submission deadlines, PAN provides its Clients with a network of specially trained advisors who are thoughtfully matched with your specific needs. Consulting contracts are available for up to a two-day consultancy (16 hours) to help your group or organization. PAN Clients contract directly with their assigned advisor using simple and helpful PAN forms.
While PAN Advisor fees are fixed at the low rate of $300 per day, PAN Clients pay only one third of the consulting fee ($100/per day) and the Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) pays the other two thirds ($200). Read about more about the programís details in the Peer Advisor Network Brochure which you can share with your colleagues and board members.
Valuable peer support can provide that expert, outside perspective you need to help with planning, organizational issues, financial management, technology, programming, marketing, community engagement, evaluation and more. Peer Advisors are committed to maintaining confidentiality of all information shared during a PAN consultancy. Likewise, PAN office staff and COA keep confidential all information related to a Peer Advisor consultancy.
Working with a Peer Advisor, you can:
Establish direction at a crucial time
∑ Support a major leadership transition
∑ Conduct an organizational assessment
∑ Get help with a non-profit start-up, and so on.
Develop important practical capacities
∑ Build program evaluation skills
∑ Educate your Board or staff
∑ Learn more about fund raising, and so on.
Tackle a particular project or issue
∑ Advance critical office technologies
∑ Prepare a marketing plan
∑ Solicit key community input, and so on.
Clarify vital priorities
∑ Conduct strategic planning
∑ Engage in advocacy
∑ Prepare a facility plan, and much, much more!