One-on-One Clinics: Bayer Center

One-on-One Clinics

About Our Clinics

Bayer Center clinics are your chance to schedule an hour of individualized, expert advice on topics of interest to your organization for only $65 an hour. Have an HR question? Come to a clinic. Want someone to take a look at your bylaws? Come to a clinic. Want to improve your bowling average? Practice...We can't do everything! But we can help with a lot. Take a look below.

To register for a clinic:


Nonprofit Management Clinics

Board Basics (2-hour minimum) - Register online!
Are you launching or rebuilding your board? Do you have a number of questions about the basics of board operations (meetings, officers, terms and term limits, key policies and functions, committees, etc.)? Register for this deep dive into board basics where we’ll answer your most pressing governance questions using a basic board assessment tool, and put your board on a path to success. 

Bylaws Clinic (2-hour minimum) Register online!
Bylaws are important in directing the board and the organization. Due to recent changes in the 990 legislation, many nonprofits’ bylaws are not in compliance with best practices. During this clinic, we will review your bylaws, give you suggestions for improvements, and guide you on how to discuss these with your board. 

Employee Handbook Clinic (2-hour minimum) Register online!
Is your employee handbook up to date, and are all the vital elements included? Does its wording comply with wage and hour laws? Is it truly the employee information source that you would like it to be? We can help! We will do a complete review of your handbook and point out the sections that are missing or require revisions. 

HR Clinic - Register online!
Do your HR policies need to be updated? Is expansion requiring more staff and more new job descriptions? Are you facing layoffs, or do you have a pregnant staffer and no maternity policy? We can help you with these and other issues including:

  • Creating better performance appraisals
  • Improving employee relations
  • Restructuring benefits and compensation

The session is for any staff person with HR oversight. Bring your materials including employee handbook, performance appraisal form and anything else HR-related to your appointment. 

Governance Clinic - Register online!
Nonprofit governance is complex and nuanced. Let us help you navigate topics like committee structures or advisory boards; board member recruitment or on-boarding; or the board's role in fundraising, planning, financial or HR oversight. Bring your most burning board-governance questions, ask someone with seasoned experience, and leave with some potential next steps. This session is clinic is ideal for board members and Executive Directors. 

Marketing Clinic - Register online!
We’ll review your current marketing strategy and materials, and give you advice about where you should focus your energy to align with your mission, customers and needs. 

Nonprofit Start-up Clinic (2-hour minimum) - Register online!
Thinking of starting a nonprofit? We’ll give you one-on-one guidance with the next steps – whether it is more research, looking into fiscal sponsorship, or reviewing an exemption application. We’ll guide you through different options and the decision-making process. 

Pinpoint Planning Clinic - Register online!
Know you need to improve in a specific area? It provides executives and boards with a quick analysis of critical operations and specific recommendations for improvement. You can choose from: finances and financial management, fundraising, human resources, legal issues, governance and technology. Each PinPoint PlanningTM tool is a type of audit that will take organizations about an hour to complete and return. The Bayer Center will assign an ESC volunteer or LawLinks attorney from the relevant field to review your materials and then meet with you one-on-one for a working session. During your face-to-face meeting, you’ll receive concrete, actionable suggestions to enhance your current operations. This program was developed by the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management in partnership with the United Way of Allegheny County. 


Finance Clinics

Prepping for an Audit Clinic (2-hour minimum) - Register online!
Do the words financial audit make the hair on the back of your neck rise? Work with one of our volunteers to help make sure you’re tracking your finances well, walk through the audit process, and gather required documentation long before the auditors arrive. 


Looking for a clinic in something that's not listed? We might be able to customize a clinic just for you! Email Carrie Richards at richardsc@rmu.edu to inquire.