The decision patterns that are available within the Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF) can be applied directly to innovate, evaluate and manage the strategy and service offerings of any non-profit organization. Decisions are fundamental questions/issues that demand an answer or solution. Non-profit organizations face essentially the same set of decisions as a for-profit business; they just answer some of these questions differently, particularly in the area of their business models, equity/funding strategy and organization/staffing strategies.
Non-profits are less likely to design and create hardware/software products from scratch; they focus more often on designing and delivering services to meet human needs. The service design decision pattern can be used to help non-profits innovate, evaluate and accelerate new services into reality.
Non-profits could also benefit greatly from Platform Engineering (see my June 11 post) to help them stretch precious donor resources to deliver multiple services on top of a set of core assets. Non-profits also have a higher level of volunteer staffing and informal partnerships with other organizations; the use of a Decision Breakdown Structure collaboration framework (see my May 3 post) can help increase buy-in and alignment among the many participants in their mission.
As a non-profit you can leverage the capabilities of the Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF) to guide you in your strategy and service offerings. Please contact the Decision Driven® Solutions team at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to start your free trial of DDSF.