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Nonprofit Competencies

Learning strategies to build sustainable and high-performing teams 

Strategic Planning 

Day-to-day firefighting and urgent constituent needs often leave community nonprofit leaders without the necessary time and space to prioritize longer-term goals and assess impact. As a result, nonprofit organizations often lack the basic tools they need to succeed. Strategic Plans are a key building block for organizational success. To identify and achieve intended outcomes, a high-performing team aligns around a plan over a sustained period of time and mobilizes its best thinking and resources accordingly.

EHF provides on-site training and coaching to nonprofit leaders on core principles and best practices of strategic planning. Equipped with a Strategic Plan, nonprofit organizations develop trajectories for success, effectively leverage resources, and sustainably access philanthropic support. 

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Escaping the starvation cycle and sustaining a diversified resource base are among the greatest challenges for all nonprofit organizations. EHF partners with top-tier fundraising institutions to offer the latest teaching tools and resources customized to our nonprofit leaders. These trainings develop essential planning strategies for effectively mapping and implementing all stages of the donor cycle, including identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding key individuals and foundations. Participants will also learn key legal and ethical best practices associated with successful development work. 

By providing nonprofit leaders with the skills and strategies needed to grow their organization's resource base, nonprofit leaders build sustainable programs, expand outreach, and scale their impact. 

Leading Change Management

Nonprofits require constant innovation and reinvigoration of new talent and ideas to be effective. Access to cutting edge research, new ideas, and best practices may not be the only barriers to improved execution.

To thrive, organizational culture needs to align values, beliefs, and behavior with the individuals involved. Collective engagement of the current board, staff, and stakeholders are needed to make and sustain positive change.

Coaching leaders in change management empowers them to create the culture needed to implement new strategies in complex systems. 

Additional Executive Training Modules
  • Leading Effective Teams

  • Aligning Constituents Behind Your Vision

  • Legal Compliance

  • Financial Planning

  • Nonprofit Health and Performance

  • Human Resources

  • Board Governance 

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