2011 Stanford Nonprofit Management Institute Roundtables
Please join local nonprofit executives in thought-provoking and insightful discussion on pressing issues relevant to your organization. These 2-hour roundtable conversations will be hosted by eleven executives sent to the conference by the Santa Barbara Foundation, along with facilitators Judy Hawkins, Signature Consulting, and Geoff Green, Fund for Santa Barbara.
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Each organization may register for two roundtables; sessions are designed primarily for Executive Directors/CEOs. No fee to attend.
Topics Include: (See below for more detailed descriptions)
- Business Model Strategies
- Communication & Persuasion
- Shared Measurements
- Top 10 Fundraising Models
Creating a Business Model that is Right for Your Organization
Your organization operates on a business model whether or not you're aware of it. You can't talk about what you're going to do without talking about how to get the money for it...and you can't talk about how to get money without talking about what you're going to do. How do you do both together? Understanding the interaction among all your activities-programs, earned income and fundraising-and how to adjust them to make the business model that's right for your organization will lead you towards organizational sustainability. This roundtable will highlight one simple, effective tool for assessing your business model by considering financial viability and mission impact together.
Tuesday, October 25, 3pm-5pm, Santa Barbara Foundation, Santa Barbara
Tuesday, November 8, 3pm-5pm, Santa Maria Library, Santa Maria
Thursday, November 10, 3pm-5pm, Santa Barbara Foundation, Santa Barbara
The Art of Communication & Persuasion
As a leader, do you know that your communication is rated as the most important and most harshly criticized skill? Quality of communication largely determines your effectiveness, particularly in managing and implementing change. This roundtable will focus on the nature and complexity of communicating with others, and provide easy principles and reflections to improve your style.
Tuesday, October 25, 9am-11am, Santa Barbara Foundation, Santa Barbara
Wednesday, October 26, 9am-11am, Santa Barbara Foundation, Santa Barbara
Tuesday, November 8, 12pm-2pm, Santa Maria Library, Santa Maria
Shared Measurements for Social Impact in Your Work
"Partnering" and "impact" seem like the new nonprofit buzz words-but what does it mean for your organization and the sector? This roundtable will introduce the process of moving from isolated impact to collective impact, where you're partnering with others to achieve a mutual goal. We'll address defining a common set of measures for your work, and offer some specific examples of how your peers are partnering to increase their impact in our community.
Wednesday, November 9, 3pm-5pm, Santa Barbara Foundation, Santa Barbara
Building the Right Fundraising Model for Your Organization
How do you build the "right" fundraising model for your organization? Having a strong fundraising strategy can help ensure long-term sustainability. This roundtable will focus on the Top Ten Funding Models identified by BridgeSpan research. You will consider sample models and practical steps to help you identify and develop a thoughtful and strategic fundraising model.
Wednesday, October 26, 3pm-5pm, Santa Barbara Foundation, Santa Barbara