Nonprofits & NGOs - Webinars

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The Knitting Factor: Delivering on the Promise of Skills-Based Volunteering

Presented by Danielle Holly, Casey Cortese, and Greg Kimbrough

One of the fastest-growing corporate citizenship programs is skills-based volunteering, where corporate employees use their business skills to help a nonprofit solve a complex operational problem. Skills-based volunteering leads to increased employee engagement for businesses and successful capacity building for nonprofits, among other benefits. In this SSIR Live! program, our expert panelists will walk through these concepts and provide you with the framework you need to knit skills-based volunteering into your everyday practice – whether you’re a large company or an entrepreneurial nonprofit.

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Listen Up! How Feedback Can Accelerate Nonprofit Growth and Impact

Presented by Kathy Reich, Phil Buchanan, Susannah Rose, and Christopher Watler

In this complimentary SSIR Live! program—part of our online series “The Power of Feedback” — Kathy Reich, director of the Ford Foundation’s BUILD initiative, will explore how organizations can accomplish more when they listen to and act upon input from the people they serve. Reich, with Dr. Susannah L. Rose, scientific director of research in the Office of Patient Experience at Cleveland Clinic Health Systems, Christopher Watler, executive director of Center for Employment Opportunities New York, and Phil Buchanan, president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, will share their experiences and insights on how gathering feedback is the right, smart, and feasible thing to do to help organizations improve.

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The Leadership Development Deficit: How to Build Your Talent Pipeline

Presented by Preeta Nayak, Fontaine M. Huey, and Bonnie Hunter

In this SSIR Live! program, Bridgespan partner, Preeta Nayak will share findings from the firm’s research on leadership development, and outline the habits every executive team can take to slow the “turnover treadmill” and better prepare for future success. Fontaine M. Huey, president of the Center for the Visually Impaired, and Bonnie Hunter, director of Talent & Innovation at North York Community House, will share their experiences of putting these practices in place within a growing organization, including tips and tools for jumpstarting the process, and mitigating the biases that can limit staff development and growth.

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The Dawn of System Leadership

Presented by Peter Senge, Darcy Winslow, & Molly Baldwin

What does it mean to be a system leader?  What does it take to catalyze collective leadership? In this SSIR Academy! video resource, Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline and Senior Lecturer, Sloan School of Management MIT, and Founding Chair, Society of Organizational Learning, will explore the qualities needed to catalyze collective leadership to address social and environmental problems.

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Critical Functions: A Webinar Series for Nonprofit Leaders

Presented by Darian Rodriguez Heyman, Kim Klein, Kay Sprinkel Grace, & Steve MacLaughlin

SSIR is pleased to announce a new series that provides hands-on, implementable game plans on various “critical functions” for leaders of nonprofit organizations. This three-part series consists of three 90-minute sessions (April 11, 18, & 25, 2018). These sessions will explore donor-centric fundraising, ways to improve board relationships, and strategies for more effective measurements and analysis.

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The Best Moments to Merge for Nonprofit Success

Presented by Anne Wallestad, Katie Smith Milway, and John Maconga

There are half a dozen moments in the life cycle of any nonprofit organization that create natural opportunities to discuss the possibilities of organizational restructuring, strategic alliances, or even outright mergers. Rather than viewing these moments as a sign of weakness, one should view them as an opportunity to advance your organization’s mission. This SSIR Live! webinar will help you reflect on where your organization is today, where it’s headed, and how a restructuring, strategic alliance, or merger could help make your organization more effective. We will share nonprofit market data, explore several case studies, and hear from a nonprofit that seized upon a “moment to merge.”

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Strategic Concepts That Truly Matter for Nonprofits

Presented by William F. Meehan III and Kim Starkey Jonker

In this SSIR Live! webinar, Bill Meehan, Lafayette Partners Lecturer in Strategic Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Kim Jonker, President & Chief Executive Officer, King Philanthropies, will explore key ideas and tools for nonprofits that will enable them to pursue their work more strategically.

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Six Communication Imperatives for Every Changemaker

Presented by Ann Christiano and Annie Neimand

In this SSIR Live! webinar, we’ll give you six guideposts to help you be more successful by making the work you’re already doing more compelling. You’ll develop techniques to make your target communities care as much about your idea as you do. And you’ll learn the science behind great storytelling, compelling messaging, and effective communication strategy.

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