This program has been cancelled.
Part of MCF’s Effective Grantmaking Series
Description: Grantmakers know that nonprofits are more successful when they are skilled at projecting future needs, making proactive decisions and anticipating challenges.
Understanding a nonprofit’s life cycle can help grantmakers determine the capacity of organizations they support and put grant requests in context. For example, a start-up organization may require resources to develop administrative systems, while a more mature organization may require resources to rethink its strategic direction and re-ground itself in the community.
This session will help participants identify and make sense of the growth trajectory of nonprofit organizations. A five-stage model of nonprofit growth will be introduced, along with discussion and group work on the challenges and opportunities of each stage. Using case studies, participants will apply life stage information to identify critical factors, interventions and other funder considerations.
Through lecture, discussion, and small-group work, you'll learn:
Who should attend? New staff of grantmaking organizations, trustees wanting an introduction to or better understanding of nonprofit life stages and the related issues facing grantmakers, and experienced funders who want a refresher or language for their experiences with nonprofit life stages.
Presenter: Judy Sharken Simon, manager of board and volunteer services, MAP for Nonprofits
Judy Sharken Simon is responsible for MAP’s Best on Board® program, volunteer program and board training programs. Each year, Best on Board® places many Twin Cities management experts on the boards of nonprofit organizations in the Twin Cities. Judy also manages MAP’s board training programs, including Board Boot Camp, Advanced Board Boot Camp and Board Chair training, and she works with organizations on board development, organizational development and strategic planning, using her unique expertise on the life stages of organizations to help her clients maximize their potential.
Judy’s recent clients include National Council on Family Relations, Channel One, Inc. Food Bank, Moundsview Schools Foundation, Learning for Leadership Charter School.
Since joining MAP’s staff in 2006, Judy has graduated from the Carver Policy Governance® Academy taught by John and Miriam Carver as well as BoardSource’s Advanced Board Consulting course.
MAP unleashes the power of the nonprofit sector in the community by increasing the capacity of individual nonprofit organizations to achieve their missions and by providing leadership for the effective management of the sector.
MCF Cancellation Policy: if you must cancel your attendance for this event, please contact Kaitlin Ostlie via email or at 612.465.0714 before June 4 to ensure a refund.