“What we need to do is always lean into the future; when the world changes around you and when it changes against you - what used to be a tail wind is now a head wind - you have to lean into that and figure out what to do …... because complaining isn't a strategy.” Jeff Bezos
As non-profits face a changing landscape there are many uncertainties. However, when the political winds change, the pieces are in place for a progressive agenda, and dramatic changes in public policy can also provide the impetus to pursue local and regional innovations. One alternative is to come together to achieve greater collective impact around pressing community issues.
In 2011 the Stanford Social Innovator published an article, Channeling Change, Making Collective Impact Work, by John Kania and Mark Kramer which began discussions and innovative approaches to issues facing many of our communities. While the model is very structured, achieving collective impact can be viewed from a broader brush and many of the tenets of the model can be adapted to address a myriad of the issues that are being raised as part of the political discourse. This workshop will provide an overview of the collective impact model, how it can be incorporated as part of the strategic planning process and offer organizations the opportunity to explore collaboration from the perspective of achieving more significant impact than by addressing issues in a silo.
This workshop is co-sponsored with the Connecticut Community Foundation.
About the Presenter:
For more than 30 years, Sharon J. Danosky, founder and president of Danosky & Associates, has dedicated her career to working with not-for-profit organizations. As both a consultant and a senior executive for numerous charitable organizations, she has transformed organizations into highly effectively charities of choice in their communities. Through a well-honed skill set that includes strategic planning, fund-raising and tactical marketing, coupled with her passion and vision, she has guided not-for-profits in their quest for achieving that “next level”, thereby fulfilling their mission and their promise to the community.Sharon has worked on both sides of the not-for-profit arena – as a senior professional working on the executive management team of several highly effective non-profits and as a skilled consultant, helping grassroots organizations, advising political candidates and leading major campaigns for established non-profit organizations. In 1999 she was part of a ten-member delegation that worked with non-governmental organizations in Russia.Sharon has served – and continues to serve – on numerous Boards of not-for-profit organizations. She is a member of and has served on the Boards of NEAHP and AFP. She is also a sought-after presenter at regional, national and international conferences.
Danosky & Associates is a Woman Owned Small/Minority Business Enterprise
Fees: Member: $50 | Non-Member: $90