Social Sector Partners offers a range of workshops, webinars and in-person training for nonprofit leaders, board members and staff. Any training can be customized or adapted for the specific needs of your organization. We offer webinars, 60-90 minute presentations, half-day workshops or full-day training.
THINK MONEY FIRST! MISSION LAST.
Building off our experience training thousands of organizations on building leadership capacity and financial health through Annenberg Alchemy, the Real Cost Project and other capacity building efforts, Social Sector Partners has developed a new workshop series: Think Money First!
To achieve organizational sustainability, social sector leaders must change the culture of scarcity that has plagued the sector for decades. Leaders need to challenge the myth that social sector organizations are not sustainable, and that their business models are fundamentally broken. These beliefs are not reality. Social sector organizations can be profitable and they can be sustainable all while delivering real impact.
Leaders, board and staff must adopt new paradigms for carrying out their work. They must align their business models and their fundraising strategies with their ability to deliver their mission and impact. They need to Think Money First!
THINK MONEY FIRST! - NEW
This innovative training seeks to create a culture of sustainability for social sector organizations. Through experiential, hands-on workshops, we will transform how senior leaders and board members work and create the visionary leadership that is going to push the organization and the field forward.
This highly interactive presentation will provide social sector leaders with a better understanding of what it really takes to deliver great outcomes, how to adapt the organization's business and revenue models, and how to engage funders in conversation about the real cost of delivering impact. We will examine the key sustainability issues including:
What are you trying to achieve?
What does it really cost to achieve those outcomes?
This engaging presentation will focus on key financial sustainability issues. The goal of this workshop is to help nonprofit leaders develop and use financial information to make sound decisions and to better communicate their financial needs to their supporters, funders, and board.
Nonprofit Financial Sustainability/Adapting the Nonprofit Enterprise
The social sector is in the midst of a fundamental transformation. If nonprofits are going to survive and to continue to deliver resources, we must adapt as well. Whether organizations are looking at scaling programs, developing new revenue streams, launching new earned income or social enterprises, restructuring or even consolidating, this interactive workshop will help nonprofit leaders, fundraising executives and board members understand their financial and business needs.
Building Your Case for Support: Telling Your Financial Story
In building an effective case for support, nonprofit leaders, fundraising executives and board members need to have a strong understanding of the types and amount of money they need not only to delivery excellent programs but to also support the long term sustainability of the organization. This workshop will show how you can build your fundraising plan that links directly to your programmatic, operational and long-term financial sustainability needs.
As Boardsource Certified Governance Trainers, we can provide a range of board training and workshops developed by Boardsource including:
The Role of Boards in Fundraising
Board members often fear fundraising. This workshop helps members understand their special role in all stages of fundraising so that the full board can carry out its responsibility to raise funds for the organization. It presents strategies and techniques that help members — including those reluctant to ask potential donors for contributions — do as much as possible to help raise money. Fundraising is not an easy task, but it is a primary responsibility of every board of directors.
The Board Building Cycle: Finding, Recruiting, and Engaging Board Members
One of the most important responsibilities of a board is to ensure that it continuously adds qualified new members and keeps them engaged. Board building doesn’t just happen. This presentation will guide participants through a process that includes identifying, cultivating, and recruiting new board members. Adapted from BoardSource’s Board Building Cycle, this is an interactive training that focuses on the necessary steps in building an effective board.
Leading in Turbulent Times: What Your Board Can Do Now
As the nonprofit sector continues to feel the impact of our turbulent economy, it is critical that organizations be able to look to their boards for leadership and stability. To help ensure that their organizations remain viable, boards need financial acumen, strategic thinking, and strong communication skills; they must also stay up to date, entertaining new ideas and different perspectives. This dynamic workshop addresses the critical activities that your board can undertake now as your organization deals with the economy. The course will also remind board members about the importance of leadership and the link between good governance and effective, well-run organizations.
Champions for Change: How to Orchestrate Strategic-Level Transformations
In today’s nonprofit environment, boards must be prepared to lead initiatives that will keep the organization viable or
propel it to the next level. These changes might include altering the mission, enlarging the area of service, merging with a
like organization, rebuilding the board, or changing the board structure. This level of transformation calls for one or more
board members to act as champions for change. This workshop will help leaders understand how to identify and engage
champions and initiate a change process.
Social Sector Partners provides a range of training and workshops for both nonprofit leaders and funders to help build the capacity, financial strength and sustainability of community based organizations.