Coaching

Transforming the Nonprofit Executive  – Moving From Surviving to Thriving In Your Career

Transforming the Nonprofit Executive – Moving from Surviving to Thriving is a 12-week in-depth course with nonprofit consultant Kari Anderson, Principal at Incite! Consulting Group. You’ll dive into roles and responsibilities that executive directors juggle in order to ensure organizational success. Most importantly, you will leave with a framework to organize and prioritize where and how to spend your time!

When you became an Executive Director, were you given a manual detailing all of your responsibilities? A playbook to follow to ensure your success?  If there was, you sure haven’t received it!

Until now.

Transforming the Nonprofit Executive – Moving from Surviving to Thriving is a lifeline for overworked and burned out nonprofit leaders.  If you’re the executive director or chief executive officer at a nonprofit organization, and sometimes wonder what you’ve gotten yourself into, read on.

In Transforming the Nonprofit Executive – Moving From Surviving to Thriving, Kari Anderson pulls from her 25+ year nonprofit career to give you tips and tools to ensure your success.   From self-management and staff coaching, board development and fundraising strategies, public relations and an exit plan, you’ll learn from an industry expert how to navigate the often-murky waters of a nonprofit organization.

One on One Support

  • Full Email Access to Kari and her team of experts for 12 weeks. Submit your questions directly to her for personalized help.
  • One Weekly LIVE group Q&A session where you will receive 1:1 coaching with Kari and her team to address your unique goals and business.

You Also Get:

  • Private members portal where all live training and Q&A calls are uploaded for 24/7 access.

Lifetime Access to Materials

  • Access to the Online Membership Site for as long as you want to. Complimentary updates to the training material to ensure you always have the most up to date information to grow your business!

Kari Anderson, Principal
Incite! Consulting Group
kari@inciteconsultinggroup.com

April 24th, 2018


Subject: Overwhelmed, Out of Time, and Underperforming?

Dear Surviving Nonprofit Executive,

You took this position wanting to make a difference, right?

You care deeply about your group’s mission, and most days still feel committed to the vision, scope of work and the people you serve.

You have programs that you’re proud of, a budget you (mostly) understand and a supportive board.

And… Things aren’t going that well, if you’re really honest with yourself.

You don’t have a handle on your time – it feels like you’re putting out fires left and right, instead of tackling the important matters that would move your mission forward.

You’re doing a horrible job of delegating to staff (if you have any), and your volunteers have run to the hills.

You’re feeling micromanaged by your board, and have no fund development plan. (What is a fund development plan?)

You duck at public speaking opportunities and wonder who’s going to carry on when you leave. And it feels like you should leave – now.

If you boil down the above issues, there’s one common denominator. No play book. No manual. Nobody told you what really encompassed your job, how to do it, and what kind of time it would take. Moreover… how to spend your time and whom to spend it with.

What if I told you that I have this manual and that I want to share it with you? In Transforming the Nonprofit Executive – Moving From Surviving to Thriving, I’ll share the blueprint of a nonprofit executive director’s success – how to manage self and coach staff, how to partner with your board and achieve fund raising goals, how to maximize public relations and create a succession plan for your organization.

As a Nonprofit Exec, All You Really Want Is…

  • A handle on your time. A calendar that you manage, not the other way around.
  • A motivated and dedicated staff (paid or volunteer) who want to come to work, are excited about their roles and are team players.
  • A supportive board who understand their legal and financial skin in the game.
  • A clear and achievable fundraising plan. What are we really doing to diversify our revenue streams and ensure we have funds to fulfill our mission on an annual basis!?!?!
  • A polished public relations strategy – how to tell the best story to the right audience.
  • An (eventual) exit. Yes, you’ll leave, as will staff, volunteers and the board. You need a roadmap to ensure the business continues without you.
  • A plan to accomplish the above!

You’re overworked and burned out. Seriously questioning why you took this position or why you’re working in this sector. You’re disappointed in yourself, your board and your volunteers. Have no new ideas about fundraising and communication. You want to take your ball and go home.

Maybe you:

  • Have taken a professional development course on time management, and have not implemented any of the suggestions?
  • Aren’t delegating key projects to staff and/or volunteers because “it would take too much time and effort to train them and it’s easier to do it yourself”?
  • Are frustrated with your board members’ engagement with you and critical business of raising money?
  • Have no idea how you’re going to hit your fundraising goals this year?
  • Dread any public speaking opportunity because you’re not sure what to say?
  • Secretly want to leave your organization, but stay because “whom else is going to take the job”?
  • If you feel like the nonprofit is running you, rather than the other way around, it’s time to change!

Let’s set you up with the Executive Director’s Success Manual

(You know, the one you wish you had when you first got started.)

Let's connect and I can show you the way to a better-working future.

Warmest Regards



Kari Anderson
Principal
Incite! Consulting Group

I launched Incite! Consulting Group to provide organizational leadership, fundraising strategies and systems overhaul to small and medium size nonprofits.  My coaching with nonprofit leaders  – board, executive and staff – uses best practices, industry research, real-time stories from the field and the school of hard knocks.

In my consulting practice, to date I’ve provided board education and retreat facilitation, executive director coaching, staff trainings, strategic, fund development and succession planning services to over 60 nonprofit groups.

Why does that matter to you?  Prior to launching my consulting firm, I spent 25+ years in key leadership roles with seven nonprofit organizations.  As the Executive Director or lead development staff, I focused on leadership, organizational change and fund development for Lutheran Social Services, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, American Heart Association, The Logan School for Creative Learning, Real Colorado Soccer, the Vail Valley Foundation and Central Washington University.

The bottom line: I’ve been you – and I’m good at it!

And, here’s my confession – I created a mess along the way.  Most of the challenges I faced – challenges with staff, volunteer revolts, board mutiny, crisis fundraising, bad PR and no exit strategies – were of my doing.  I have the scraped knees and bloodied chins from thinking I could do this on my own, that I didn’t need to delegate, that I could use volunteers as doormats, that thank you was not important.

I created Incite! Consulting Group, and Transforming the Nonprofit Executive – Moving From Surviving to Thriving, as a way to ensure that this path isn’t so lonely.

What can you expect from Transforming the Nonprofit Executive – Moving From Surviving to Thriving?

My clients work with me because I care.  Because I’ve been in their shoes – and survived!  Because I have real time, real world examples as to how to untangle the ball of string that has become their lives as an exec.

In Transforming the Nonprofit Executive – Moving From Surviving to Thriving, you’ll come away with:

  • A calendar that you control with the types of meetings that move mission forward
  • A roadmap to motivate and retain staff and volunteers
  • A board development plan that includes recruitment and orientation processes
  • A fund development plan customized to your size and type of nonprofit
  • A storytelling workbook that helps you [insert key benefit here]
  • Three kinds of succession plans for your nonprofit

Your most important takeaways will be:

Moving from Reactive to Proactive
You’ll develop a calendar work model that allows you to schedule meaningful, fulfilling meetings that fulfill your organization’s mission.

Mastering Urgent vs. Important
Feel like the to-do list is never ending?  You’ll create a filter system that keeps your focus on the big picture items that are required of an Executive Director.

Creating a Structure for Success
Structure and planning are words you’ll come to love!   You’ll map out a plan that ensures that your critical areas of focus are addressed each week, month, quarter and year.

In 12 weeks with me, you get:

 Executive Director Training

  • Weekly training modules for new and experienced execs including video and uniquely designed workbooks and slide decks.
  • Access to Kari’s private resources and support team.
  • Access to Kari’s nonprofit library of systems and structures including templates, policies, and samples for everything you need from time management templates, staff/volunteer onboarding documents, board policies & procedures, fund development plan outlines, storytelling examples and succession plan samples.

Group Accountability

  • A private and exclusive Facebook forum to connect with other nonprofit executives from small and medium sized nonprofits
  • Additional access to Kari by posting your questions in your private Forum.
  • Networking and accountability opportunities.

One on One Support

  • Full Email Access to Kari and her team of experts for 12. Submit your questions directly to her for personalized help.
  • One Weekly LIVE group Q&A session where you will receive 1:1 coaching with Kari and her team to address your unique goals and business.

You Also Get:

  • Private members portal where all live training and Q&A calls are uploaded for 24/7 access.

Lifetime Access to Materials

  • Access to the Online Membership Site for as long as you want to. Complimentary updates to the training material to ensure you always have the most up to date information to grow your business!

Transforming the Nonprofit Executive – Moving From Surviving to Thriving

$1,499

  • 12-week session
  • Weekly online learning module to empower you with the knowledge you need
  • Weekly Q&A call with Kari Anderson to answer all your questions
  • Five (5) half-hour phone sessions with Kari Anderson
  • Access to private Facebook group of nonprofit executive directors
  • Exclusive special event fundraising planning session
  • Exclusive board governance training session

But that’s not all! You will also receive these amazing bonuses!

BONUS #1: Executive-Board Communication Calendar

I’ll include a sample of an annual board/executive communication calendar – a $299 value!

Bonus #2: Best-Practice Template – Exec-Board Roles
I’ll send you a best practice template that details the role of the board, the role of the executive director and your shared roles – a $199 value!

BONUS #3:  Private Facebook Community
Kari’s Transforming the Nonprofit Executive Private Facebook Community to help you network, learn, and connect! (Value Priceless)

Here’s where we’ll meet during the sessions to spur each other on, forge peer connections, network, and create alliances, trade resources and knowledge.  Plus, you’ll get to hang out with people who “get” you! You’ll even get some on-the-spot coaching from Kari, too.

What happens after you register?

  • When you register for Transforming the Nonprofit Executive – Moving From Surviving to Thriving, you’ll be sent a confirmation email.
  • Details about the course as well as the course content, one-on-one meeting schedule, Q&A live call access and accountability check-ins will be sent after your registration in a separate email.

Transforming the Nonprofit Executive – Moving From Surviving to Thriving is not what you might expect from a nonprofit consultant.  It’s your chance to schedule “nonprofit therapy” in a one-on-one setting and really move the needle with your own work plan.  This program is your virtual accountability partner, and you’ll have access real time to real world solutions to apply to the challenges you’re currently facing.

You’ll complete the program with tips and tools designed to move you from survival mode to a thriving executive.

My promise to you:

When you sign on for a 12-week program you’ll get more than an executive director’s manual.  You’ll come away from our time together truly understanding your leadership role in the nonprofit sector.  You’ll have a new grasp on how you need to manage yourself to fulfill your organization’s mission.  Overall, you’ll have the tools to ensure that your organization has sustainability – during your tenure and when you decide to move on.

This program is for:

  • New executives –new to the organization, to the position or to the nonprofit sector!
  • Seasoned execs who have hit a wall. You desperately need some nonprofit therapy!
  • Senior staff who aspire to become an Executive Director. You want to lead, and want to position yourself with every tool you can when the right position appear.

Admit that you’re just not ready yet if:

  • You don’t have a professional development budget, or don’t believe in yourself enough to secure this line item in your budget.
  • You’re not ready to tackle some of your leadership and management roadblocks.
  • You’re perfectly happy in your current place – no issues ANYWHERE to address.
  • You’re fully staffed and have a wait list for volunteers to help you.
  • Your board embraces their governing and financial roles, adheres to terms and term limits and LOVES to fundraise!
  • You are an accomplished storyteller.
  • You have an exit plan.
  • You’d rather just continue to do what you’re doing now, because it’s easier.

Remember.  I’ve been here.  I know what it’s like to feel like you have no control, that you’re being run over by your staff and volunteers and micromanaged by your board.  That you have no handle on your budget and fundraising goals, and would like to bolt.

You can keep going it alone and not much changes.  You’ll make a little headway, take a couple of steps forward, hire a good staff member, retain a good board member, come close to hitting your development goals this year.

Or you can put an end to struggling and join my program where I’ll guide you from surviving in your role as Executive Director to thriving – and loving – your job again.

You have access to Transforming the Nonprofit Executive – Moving From Surviving to Thriving for 12 weeks including:

  • The Membership Site,
  • one live Q&A call a week,
  • 5 or 3 private Success Calls with Kari,
  • the Facebook Group, and
  • the Support Desk

How often are lesson modules released?

  • The modules are released in sequential order on a weekly basis. To receive more than one module per week, contact Kari Anderson.

Is there a payment plan?

  • At the time of your order, you will see all available payment plans listed on the order form.

How often do I have one on one calls with Kari Anderson?

  • During the 12-week program, you’ll have a total of five (5) half-hour calls.

Please take these important first steps:

If you are not already booked, please book your Welcome Call with Kari Anderson. On this small group call, Kari is going to share important program success principles with you.

You have already been added to our private Facebook Group – Confessions of a Nonprofit Exec –  where you can socialize with other members.

Plan to attend the live Q&A call with Kari on Mondays at 11 am Pacific.  The LINKS to join the calls are posted in the Facebook Group every week.

Access new module every week. Each 7 days a new Lesson will open up including a Workbook and a Video and supporting documents and examples. You can work through the course at your own pace. If you would like to open up Modules faster, you may request access to them by contacting the Support Desk at kari@inciteconsultinggroup.com

Need customer service or have additional questions about the program? We’re happy to help!  Please call toll-free 844-986-2483.

Need information about the program? Contact us at kari@inciteconsultinggroup.com

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