How well would you live into your mission if you invested in your staff’s professional development?

We have partnered with dozens of organizations to lead trainings customized to the needs of their staff or constituents.

Every training we design is deeply customized to the needs of each of our clients. Working with organizational leadership to ensure we are touching on the most pressing areas, we design trainings that are:

  1. Rooted in each organization’s specific mission and work;
  2. Designed to address the unique needs of each group of participants;
  3. Highly interactive - we know that everyone has different learning styles and many adults learn best by actively participating vs. lecture style listening
  4. Community building - we design customized exercises for participants to work together towards mutual learning goals
  5. Fun! It’s hard to learn anything new if it’s not enjoyable. We aim to infuse our trainings with lightheartedness to ensure they are engaging
Nonprofit strategy

All of our trainings are based on our years of experience as consultants to mission-driven organizations. The areas we are best able to provide training in are:

  • Strategic Planning (thinking, implementation, measurement, etc.)
  • Scenario Planning
  • Succession Planning
  • Change Management
  • Performance Management
  • Supervision & Delegation
  • Board Development
  • Fundraising
  • Capital Strategy
  • Partnership & Collaboration
  • Theory of Change/Logic Model/Log Frame
  • DEIA

Featured Articles

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4 Kinds of Succession Planning

by Molly Penn Succession planning is a hot topic these days!  This article will give you tips for navigating 4 different kinds of succession planning.  As organizational development specialists who work with an equity forward lens, we have gotten a lot of inquiries about succession planning so we thought we’d share these strategies.  Succession planning refers …

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How to do Scenario Planning in an Uncertain Environment

By Janice Shapiro Last year, in a matter of days, our world changed without warning. Within months of the pandemic we found ourselves faced with a new normal, and we had to figure out how to sustain our organizations when everything shut down, how to protect our employees’ jobs where we could, how to address …

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Mergers & Alliances as a Strategic Tool for Mission Delivery

Are there just too many nonprofit organizations? Alliances can take many forms. In this post, we’ll detail some of the most common forms of alliances and why organizations might want to use them. The important thing here is to keep your mission delivery at the forefront of your rationale, and to summon the personal humility that brought you to nonprofit work in the first place.

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How to Create a Strategic Plan

Ever wonder what strategic planning is or how to do it? This post is for you!

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From The Blog

Do You Wish Your Board Was Better?

By Molly Penn Just last week, I heard complaints from two CEOs or Executive Directors who wish their board was somehow “better.”  In one case, the board is overreaching and micromanaging.  In the other, the board is too disengaged.  These are common complaints that represent opposite ends of the spectrum, but share similar root causes. …

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