This just received from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, which is offering two excellent programs for nonprofit boards this spring. I hope some of you can join me. I've found HFPG workshops to be well worth the time.
Please save the dates for these upcoming workshop offerings for consultants that work with nonprofits. E-mail invitations will be sent five to six weeks in advance of the session.
Smart Stewardship for Nonprofits
Peter Brinckerhoff, nationally renown author, trainer and consultant
Tuesday, April 23, 8:00 to 11:30 a.m.
How do you make the best decisions for your nonprofit in good times as well as in crises? How can the board and staff be on the same decision-making wavelength? This session, based on Peter Brinckerhoff's newest book, will show you how to become a smart steward of your organization’s resources, develop a decision making framework to help the board and staff make more mission-driven decisions, and understand and evaluate decisions about growing versus staying small.
Using Business Planning to Drive Strategic Decision Making
Heather Gowdy, Senior Manager, LaPiana Consulting (and co-author of The Nonprofit Business Plan: The Leader’s Guide to Creating a Successful Business Model)
Tuesday, May 21, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Lunch will be provided)
In order to fulfill its mission and remain sustainable, every nonprofit needs a business model that works. This workshop will help draw distinctions between strategic planning and business planning and when to use each, how nonprofits can assess the strength of their current business model, and how they can develop strategies for long-term sustainability. Note: Too bad this session isn't sooner--we'll be connecting strategic with business planning at our Feb. 13 meeting!
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