Mission: Committed to ethical and effective performance in all aspects of work, Mainstream provides quality service and develops creative approaches to project management and consultation in the areas of fund raising, grant writing, and board development. Mainstream, Inc., is an innovative, supportive organization that strives to serve a broad range of nonprofit organizations; is a source of expertise and information; assists agencies to be more accountable, credible, and effective; and demonstrates capacity-building in the provision of services to others.
Programs: 1) Training - Mainstream, Inc., has provided more than 2,300 training opportunities for both public and private agencies since beginning business in 1987. Training topics are selected specifically for nonprofit managers and board members, and human service professionals. Workshops and conferences are evaluated by participants to maintain quality service.2) Writing, Research, and Publication Services - Grant writing and foundation searches, resource directories, brochures, newsletters, operations manuals, and pamphlets, can be researched and written for organizations. 3) Management Support Services and Consultation - Mainstream consultants have assisted private agencies, as well as foundations, to develop and implement plans for new programs, and to enhance existing programs. Consultation is offered in agency management, funds development, and to assist in provision of direct service.4) Mainstream, Inc., also monitors programs, assists with program and fiscal audits, and reviews grant-making processes. Mainstream, Inc., manages nonprofit associations in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. 5) Mainstream consultants have diversified expertise in administration, program management, training, research, and writing. Duration of consultations can range from a few hours to as long as a few years. 6) Strategic planning sessions, agency financial planning, and board retreats are facilitated by Mainstream.