You’ve Only Just Begun: Building and Sustaining a Recently-Established Nonprofit

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Digital Download (DL)     $299.00
Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter(s): Lynn Ivey, nonprofit consultant
Price: $299.00, DL includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
Who Should Attend? Chief executives, officers, directors, board leadership, board members, nonprofit counsel, senior management, financial staff, managers, human resource managers, supervisors, volunteer managers, quality assurance staff, and marketing and community outreach staff

Starting a credible nonprofit is both an exciting and an exhausting experience. Armed with a great idea to address a problem or need, and a group of committed supporters focused on bringing that idea into existence, the first steps are taken to bring the organization to life. The founder and first board create a great name, carefully articulate the mission and vision, file the necessary documents, and create the first budgets and business plans. Once the dust settles from the “construction” phase and the essentials are taken care of, many boards think their work is done. Nothing could be further from the truth!

After a nonprofit is formed and the policies, procedures and by-laws put into place, the focus turns to finding funding, engaging the community, and creating the right mix of activities, services and opportunities to fulfill the mission. The board and founder must pivot from designing processes and completing paperwork, to building a governance structure and focusing on sustainability, accountability and transparency. But successfully navigating this essential transformation takes intentional planning and careful execution.

Please join Lynn Ivey for a webinar that will explain the necessity for making the leap to a governing board, discuss key aspects to include in planning, explore essentials to build a sustainable organization, and identify strategies to ensure your board, founder, leaders and staff have the best structure to achieve your goals.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • Key issues new startups need to address first
  • Transforming to a visionary role
  • Steps to take to avoid mission creep
  • Considerations for enabling even bigger impacts
  • Key strategies to fund your mission and efforts
  • A variety of options to consider for building capacity
  • Ways to measure your program’s success
  • Planning for inevitable executive and board transitions
  • Energizing board-level decision-making for adaption and change
  • Examples and tips


Your conference leader for “You’ve Only Just Begun: Building and Sustaining a Recently-Established Nonprofit” is Lynn Ivey. Lynn is a consultant, trainer and speaker for nonprofits throughout the U.S. Her nonprofit experience spans more than 20 years and includes senior executive and leadership positions with healthcare, education, and family support/intervention programs. Her roles have been diverse including: administrator of one of South Carolina’s largest nonprofit hospice programs, director and coordinator of volunteer programs, personnel manager, social worker, staff trainer, clinical instructor, and preschool director. Lynn is a licensed social worker and long-term care administrator with a strong passion for building stronger communities. Because of her wealth of first-hand experience, both in senior nonprofit executive and volunteer positions, she is a sought-after speaker and has been invited to present at national, state and regional events and conferences. In addition to her professional work, she also has a wealth of volunteer experience including: women’s shelters, a theater company, U.S. Navy Family Service Center, and scouting. She has also 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, and the South Carolina Association of Residential Care Homes Board of Directors, to mention only a few. QUALITY COMMITMENT

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