The Sharpening Your Ax Series: Nonprofit Summer Strategy Sessions

Building A Strong & Sustainable Core

August is a great time to slow down, go deep, learn, plan, and prepare for the hustle of the end of the year.  Just like Abraham Lincoln said: “If you give me 8 hours to chop down a tree, I’ll spend 6 hours sharpening my ax,” my goal with this series is to help you sharpen your proverbial organizational ax.

This week, I’ve curated 3 resources to help you build a strong and sustainable organization from the inside-out.

Tuesday, August 29th

Focus On Growth: What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

In order to grow without overwhelm, you need to focus on the right things at the right time: You need to know your stage of growth. This training will walk through how to know what stage of growth you’re in and how to use that information to zero in on the right goals and strategies.

Wednesday, August 30th

Focus on Growth: Be Intentional About Your Structure, Systems & Culture

Every organization is made up of the same core building blocks. Focused, sustainable growth means making intentional choices about these building blocks. This training will walk through how to design your organization’s building blocks – its structure, culture & processes – to position your org for growth.

Thursday, August 31

The Myth of Sustainability, with Vu Le

It was during the early days of COVID that I sat down with Vu Le, Vu Le, writer, speaker, former ED of RVC on the West Coast, and author of fantastic Nonprofit AF, to talk about what sustainability in our sector actually means and looks like.

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