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“That was so healing.”

“That was so healing.” This was a sentiment from a nonprofit CEO we’ve been working with recently. She was sharing about her experience with us and the process we took her team through to update their strategic plan. The objectives of the process were really straightforward and tactical, like updating the outcome indicators and success […]
August 18, 2023
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Shaping Your Organizational Culture

Culture is coming up a lot in our work these days. As Peter Drucker once said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” And it’s true; we’ve seen it. In organizations where the culture is bad or even toxic, the ability to move forward with other work is, well, nearly impossible.  But what is culture, really, and […]
June 9, 2023
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Impact Viability Matrix

How many of you are doing programs or activities that you are not sure make sense? Or that aren’t worth the time and effort? Or that aren’t even producing positive, measurable change? If you raised your hand, you’re not alone. Almost all of us have worked at organizations where this is true. And the reason… […]
May 12, 2023
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IMPACT INTO STORY ENERGIZER

This month’s story of impact is focused on part of our work with our THRIVER community about a 3-part workshop series we did called the “Impact into Story Energizer”. The reason why a nonprofit exists is not to just do nice things in the world. It is to CREATE POSITIVE CHANGE! Unfortunately, many times small, […]
May 12, 2023
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Why capacity building needs to include Pause, Connection, and Belonging. 

For this month’s Impact story, I wanted to share excerpts directly from a nonprofit leader’s share on our latest podcast – linked at the end of this newsletter. His name is Slade Custer and he’s the Director of Development (think head of fundraising) for Food to Power, a nonprofit in Colorado Springs, CO whose mission […]
April 14, 2023
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What does your organization do?

Simple question?  Ask five people in your organization and see what you get. Try asking the board, the community, and your clients. The answer is almost always not as simple as it seems.  We’ve found that many  nonprofits are struggling with one or more of the following questions:  You may say, what’s the big deal […]
April 14, 2023
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Re-energizing a Strategic Plan – 3 hour Operationalizing Workshop

NAMI Colorado Springs plays an important role in improving the mental health of residents in Colorado Springs, CO and they needed support to take their current strategic plan and “energize” it by co-creating measurable goals and action plans for the year ahead. Through our 3-hour Re-energize Your Strategic Plan workshop, the team generated success metrics […]
March 17, 2023
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Outsmart The AI By Mastering the Art of Facilitation

If recent advances in AI have you worried about your job, we get it. ChatGPT may solve poorly written emails, but it can’t do everything. One thing robots will (probably) never do well is facilitation. According to a recent report from the World Economic Forum, employers are increasingly looking for people with problem-solving and critical-thinking […]
March 17, 2023
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To Plan or Not to Plan…

Have you thrown planning out the window? If the answer is yes, you aren’t alone.  A recent article by Forbes highlights that the constant change brought on by the pandemic has caused many of us to throw planning out the window. The idea is, hey, if all my plans were wrong, why should I keep planning? I’m […]
February 17, 2023
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Building a strong culture with “Psychological Contracts”

Being a nonprofit leader is hard these days. There is a potential recession looming, staffing shortages abound, and in many cases, the need for the work has grown– in some areas exponentially. These conditions plopped in the middle of a world where everything moves at hyper-speed, can make it hard to build and maintain a […]
January 13, 2023
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Data = INSPIRING

How helpful would it be for your community to give you feedback and help you to hone the unique value you bring to them? Community co-creation is possible. Gathering community data and getting insight doesn’t have to look like a one-and-done survey (not very connective) or an all-day affair (exhausting). It can be fun, generative, […]
December 9, 2022
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Community Foundation Invests In Local Nonprofit Leadership Development

Pikes Peak Community Foundation and THRIVE IMPACT Partner to increase resiliency and capacity for nonprofit leaders in Colorado Springs in an innovative way Did you know that at least 50% of nonprofit leaders are burned out? We’re working hard to change that in Colorado Springs through a partnership between THRIVE IMPACT and the Pikes Peak Community Foundation (PPCF). […]
November 11, 2022
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