THRIVE – Services

What Does THRIVE Do?

THRIVE's services deal exclusively with issues related to the financial support of Non-Profits. We help Non-Profit Executives by providing a full range of services.


Coaching is a core competency of THRIVE. Dan Parman has been coaching business and non-profit professionals for over 25 years. He uses time-tested methodologies and applies his experience in working with people in the US and throughout the world. He is an expert at leveraging the skills and motivations of others to help them achieve their goals and the goals of the organizations they serve.

Development Department Management

The challenges facing development departments in non-profits are significant. The competition for skilled and experienced people is as intense as the competition for financial support. THRIVE is heavily experienced in collegial management and organizational development. They can step in on a temporary or semi-permanent basis to steer the development team or to establish, organize and staff a development organization. All of THRIVE's strategic and tactical activities are thoroughly vetted through the non-profit Executive Management. Detailed weekly status reports insure "no surprises" and met expectations.

Board Members

Most non-profit board members are successful business and professional people. They are well educated, experienced and gifted people who are giving their time, talent and treasure to insure that men, women and children who need help get it. Most of them have not studied the art and science of raising money and are not sure how to leverage their abilities and motivation to accomplish this objective.


Being a CEO of a thriving American non-profit organization is challenging and demanding. To be successful requires an unusually broad set of skills, abilities, education and passions. The size and budget of most non-profits require a CEO to cover an amazing range of responsibilities and many daily tasks. Administrative support resources are thin and delegation is not an option. The CEO's primary charge is to insure that the non-profit is fulfilling it's mission. This is a full time job. Now comes the second full time job... Raise the money needed to support that mission.

Development Director

In most non-profits today, the Development Director is the second most important position behind the CEO. Every buck stops at the Development Director's desk before it gets to the CEO. The Development Director must apply the limited financial and human resources in the most efficient and effective way to maximize ROI. The competition for dollars is getting more intense every year. By the end of 2010, 10,000 non-profits will fail to raise the amount of money needed to survive.


There is a saying in non-profits that everyone who works at a non-profit is a fund raiser. This is true especially of managers. The way they interface with volunteers and donors, the image they project to the public and to their employees determines if and when donations are made. First impressions are lasting impressions.

Development Staff

Some non-profits in the United States have a hundred or more professional people on their staff who's job it is to raise money for the organization. These are sophisticated groups with significant resources at their disposal. Most non-profits are not that fortunate. There may be only several staff members who are charged with generating hundreds of thousands of dollars in critical revenues to keep the programs and services in operation. The techniques for raising money are wide ranging and the effective application of those techniques require knowledge and experience. Many agencies are standing by to help with products and services. The all have something to sell to help raise money. The challenge is to determine which products and services will produce the best Return on Investment(ROI) for the specific non-profit.


Project/Event Management

THRIVE has over 30 years of project management experience throughout the world. They can help you track and manage any project from conception through planning and implementation. They are experts at risk assessment, contract negotiations and phased approach evaluation.

THRIVE has organized, promoted, planned and coordinated banquets, symposiums, training sessions, golf outings, user groups, conferences, conventions and luncheons ranging in size from 10 to 1200. They can help your staff make sure that all of the objectives of the event are accomplished through use of your own staff or through the use of outside services. THRIVE is not an event management company. THRIVE will help you to insure the success of your event through expert consulting.



Two heads are better than one, especially if they have different expertise and experience. The benefit of consulting is the power and advantage of perspective; decades of experience in dozens of corporate environments of all sizes. Having a confidential and experienced professional to brainstorm and strategize with is of great value to every corporate executive.



THRIVE'S approach to training is simple:

Understand the critical success factors related to the specific objectives of the non-profit.
Assess which of those Critical Success Factors are not being accomplished.
Detail the steps to be taken to accomplish the objectives.
Assess which activities require additional staff equipping.
Train to the identified gap between the needed skills and the skills of the existing staff.
– In some cases, skill assessment of the existing staff is required.