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Workshop: Investing in Your Nonprofit’s Capacity

April 26 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Using seven lifecycle stages to describe predictable growing pains nonprofits experience at each stage of organizational development, this session will present a practical way to think about and approach nonprofit capacity. Speaker is Susan Kenny Stevens, Ph.D., a highly sought-after nonprofit management consultant.

The workshop is based on Dr. Stevens’ award-winning book Nonprofit Lifecycles: Stage-based Wisdom for Nonprofit Capacity and is ideal for executives and board members of nonprofits small and large, seasoned or just starting out. In addition to learning about an organization’s capacity using the four “table legs” and developing a personalized Capacity Improvement Plan, nonprofits will work on a case study that reinforces the educational content and receive a do-it-yourself diagnostic tool for assessing each organization’s own capacity.

After the workshop, nonprofit CEOs will send a questionnaire to CEOs and executive directors of attending organizations asking for capacity improvement plans, both short- and long-term, and current Lifecycle Placement.

Participants who complete the follow-up Capacity Improvement Plan administered by the Alliance will be eligible for an hour-and-a-half consultation from a trained and experienced nonprofit lifecycle consultant with the purpose of clarifying and providing direction on capacity improvement goals. A final questionnaire will be sent some months later to track progress.

Organizational registrations are available for teams of CEO/executive director, board chairs and incoming board chairs, and other key staff team members. The CEO/executive director must attend. It is ideal if the board chair or one board member would be present, but not required. There is a three-ticket minimum and a five-ticket maximum per organization that will be strictly enforced. Registration is limited to approximately 15 to 20 organizations.

Members: $45; non-members: $69




April 26
8:30 am - 2:30 pm


Phoenix Indian School VIsitor Center;: Band Building
300 E. Indian School Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85012 United States


Alliance Of Arizona Nonprofit