These video learning tools will explore how you can:

  • Engage your community to establish inclusion, co-ownership, and successful partnerships that get results
  • Mobilize the power of social movements to create change
  • Diversify your funding sources in an era of financial uncertainty
  • Distribute decision-making among beneficiaries with the co-creation system
  • Increase impact with data-driven and evidence-based practices
  • And more


SSIR Academy! brings to you the following on-demand video learning tools from Nonprofit Management Institute 2017:

The Giving Code by Alexa Cortés Culwell & Heather McLeod Grant

In this session, Heather McLeod Grant and Alexa Cortés Culwell will examine the mindset and approaches of today’s new high net worth donors, their common disconnects with community-based nonprofits, and how to take a more strategic approach to attracting them to your cause. The session will draw on the presenters’ two years of research on motivations and barriers to giving, including The Giving Code: Silicon Valley Nonprofits and Philanthropy, and additional data to be published this fall. In this interactive session, the authors will share their insights about what motivates these high net worth donors, strategies for how to better engage them, and essential content for every nonprofit’s business plan or pitch deck. Register to access the video.

Leading During Turbulent Times by Jonathan Greenblatt

In an interview with SSIR’s Senior Editor David Johnson, Jonathan Greenblatt will discuss his experience leading the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), drawing from his background in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. His tenure at ADL over the past two years has coincided with other significant world events, including the 2016 US election, the rise in hate crimes and hate groups, and the increase in cyber hate. Throughout this period, Greenblatt has re-committed ADL to focusing on its core dual mission, first established in 1913: “To stop the defamation of the Jewish people, and to secure justice and fair treatment for all.” From this conversation, attendees will learn more about the challenges and opportunities that come with leading a nonprofit organization through turbulent times. Register to access the video.

Community Engagement Matters by Paul Schmitz

Paul Schmitz will share the importance of purposeful and inclusive community engagement in the pursuit of social impacts, especially those guided by evidence and data. He will share stories that illustrate six key lessons, and offer resources for social impact efforts that aim to do work with communities instead of to or for communities. Register to access the video.

These three learning tools are tied as a three-part video series. Unlimited, asynchronous access to these videos will be available until June 15, 2018.

Collective Impact with a Justice-Minded Approach

Supporting local leaders who are able to drive community-based strategies is the heart of social justice. It’s especially important when we are targeting leadership mindsets and challenging problematic historical narratives. In this interactive session with Dorian O. Burton and Brian C.B. Barnes of TandemEd, and Paola Peacock Friedrich of AchieveMission, you’ll be prompted to reflect on your own organization and practice, examine what might be getting in your way of supporting and investing in local leaders in your community, and identify key practices that may serve you in building and sustaining a collective impact initiative working from a justice-minded approach. Access the complimentary video here.

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