Financial Resiliency & Social Enterprise
Partnering with the Nonprofits Assistance Fund, the Initiative Foundation hosted the Purpose & Prosperity conference on November 15, 2012. This daylong nonprofit financial resiliency and social enterprise conference was held at the River's Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud. To view/download materials from the session presentations visit the conference website.
The conference will be followed by a year-long training and assistance program designed to help nonprofit organizations create a sustainable financial environment and explore earned-income social enterprise opportunities.
Information about eligibility and application for this program can be found here. Questions about this program should be directed to Linda Holliday or Kristi Ackley.
Offered through the Initiative Foundation’s Thriving Organizations Partnership and in partnership with MAP for Nonprofits, Leaders Circles® is a professionally-facilitated peer-learning program for nonprofit executive directors in central Minnesota.
A proven and effective way to develop leadership strengths, Leaders Circles® is based on an internationally known ‘action-learning’ process. Since launching the Leaders Circles® program in 1995, MAP for Nonprofits has helped more than 1,600 nonprofit leaders nationwide sharpen their leadership skills and get the support and renewal they need to remain effective.
Each Leaders Circles® group is composed of five to seven nonprofit leaders who are committed to meeting real-life challenges. Groups are confidential, supportive and focused on learning and action. A Leaders Circles® group will help you:
- Test ideas before “taking them public”
- Identify potential solutions to challenging situations
- Enhance your nonprofit leadership skills
- Network with others who face similar issues and opportunities
- Learn from and get support from other leaders
The Initiative Foundation is now making this available in several central Minnesota locations. The cost for participating in a 12-month session of Leaders Circles® is $300. Partial scholarships are available for those for whom the full cost is a barrier to participation.
If you are interested in registering for the Leaders Circles® program, click here. Registrations will be accepted on an ongoing basis, with new groups beginning as they can be filled. Questions about this program should be directed to Chris Fastner.
Board Governance Series
Starting on January 17, 2013 staff from MAP for Nonprofits will be offering a unique series of workshops and open office assistance, geared specifically for board members, prospective board members and executives of central Minnesota nonprofits.
- Thurs, Jan 17: Tips to Transform Your Board, Advanced Boot Camp
- Thurs, Feb 21: How to Stay Out of Hot Water as a Nonprofit Board Member
- Tues, Mar 12: Governance as Leadership: Engaging Board Members in What Most Matters
January and March sessions will be held at the Initiative Foundation's office in Little Falls. February's session will be held via webinar. The registration fee is $45 for each session, with discounts if you register for more than one. Following each session, a limited number of free 45-minute, one-on-one appointments will be available in person, via skype or by phone.
Visit the event website to learn more and register!
Questions about this program should be directed to Linda Holliday or Kristi Ackley.