All organizations have a natural lifecycle – from startup, to maturity, to at some point, decline. Common sense and hard data tell us that it is not a question of if a nonprofit will lose traction, but when. What comes next—a turnaround or a terminal state—depends on the strength of the leadership team and their ability to make the tough choices necessary to enable a transformation. While nonprofits have faced difficult times in the past, today’s rapidly changing environment is forcing many organizations into the danger zone. Dynamic shifts in funding, increased competition for supporters and clients, and a shaky (if not neglected) infrastructure are just three forces affecting impacts and outcomes. Keeping the mission on track and maintaining high effectiveness despite turbulent times takes focused attention, careful analysis and tough decisions. But, what do you pay attention to first when your organization is struggling to survive?
Please join Lynn Ivey as she offers solutions for turning around a declining organization, strategies for navigating the transformation process, and best practices for emerging without having compromised the mission.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:
- Being more “situationally aware” of the trends affecting your operations
- Survival strategies for managing finances and liability
- Assessing the factors that got you where you are now
- The importance of cash flow to accomplishing the mission
- Essentials required for operating in today’s environment
- Managing your crisis and planning your way to a new future
- What to consider before you make reductions
- Areas to focus on to enable a successful transition
- AND MUCH MORE!
YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER
Your conference leader for “Surviving Tough Times: Turnaround Strategies for Struggling Programs” 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.