Managing though the daily challenges and balancing external/internal needs while trying to pull together sufficient resources can be exhausting for nonprofits. For too many organizations, getting through this week, this month and this fiscal year consumes all their time and energy. But nonprofits that do not incorporate more long-term planning are at great risk for failure.
Building capacity and sustainability for the future requires a laser focus, not on what worked in the past or how hard we are working today, but on where we ultimately want to go. We must determine exactly how we will get there and skillfully implement our plans. While effective management and leadership are two essential aspects of nonprofit resilience, it takes more to ensure that our organizations have everything we need to survive and thrive. The secret is to incorporate the necessary pieces into our practices and focus our efforts on learning, adapting and evolving in a purposeful and intentional way. But how do we accomplish this?
Please join Lynn Ivey as she provides key strategies for assessing your current capacity, defining the big dream you have for the future, avoiding common pitfalls, and ensuring your organization’s future is secure.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:
- Key strategies for creating sustainable impact and proving your worth
- Challenges that hinder nonprofit capacity building
- Methods for overcoming the challenges
- Defining when enough is enough (recognizing a lack of spare capacity)
- Understanding that sustainability does not equal self-sustainability
- Assessing your organization’s capacity and planning appropriate responses
- Practices, skills and abilities that are critical to surviving into the future
- Leadership priorities necessary to drive organizational success
- Practical steps for implementing your sustainability plan
- AND MUCH MORE!
YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER
Your conference leader for “Securing Your Nonprofit’s Future: How to Build Capacity and Sustainability” is Lynn Ivey. Ms. Ivey is a consultant to nonprofit organizations. Her nonprofit experience spans more than 20 years and includes prior nonprofit positions with healthcare, education, and family support/intervention programs. Her roles have been diverse including that of the administrator of one of South Carolina’s largest nonprofit hospice programs. In addition she has held a variety of other nonprofit positions including: director and coordinator of volunteer programs, personnel manager, social worker, and preschool director. Ms. Ivey holds licenses as a social worker and long-term care administrator. Because of her wealth of first-hand experience both in senior nonprofit executive and volunteer positions, Ms. Ivey is a sought-after speaker and has presented at many national and state conferences, and regional meetings. Ms. Ivey has also served as a clinical instructor and staff trainer. Ms. Ivey also has a wealth of experience as a volunteer. Her volunteer experiences include: women’s shelters, a theater company, U.S. Navy Family Service Center, and scouting. Most recently she has held volunteer positions serving on the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals CEO Steering Committee, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Cancer Control Advisory Committee, South Carolina Association of Residential Care Homes Board of Directors, to mention only a few.