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Nonprofit Sustainability: For Consultants Working with NH Nonprofits

Presented with Spectrum Nonprofit Services, LLC.

In today's rapidly changing world, your nonprofit clients need a deeper understanding of not only how they create impact and remain financially viable, but also the interconnectedness between these two concepts.

The Matrix Map is an easy-to-understand, visually engaging tool that does just that.

This session, designed specifically for nonprofit consultants, will highlight how to facilitate the process to develop a matrix map and engage senior management and Boards of Directors in understanding their business model and making strategic decisions to strengthen it. We'll also cover common pitfalls in the process and how to overcome them as you work with organizations to pursue a path forward sustainability.

After this session, the Center will be providing information on how consultants can apply to participate in the Train-the-Trainer component of the next cohort of the Nonprofit Sustainability Institute. The 2018 cohort, supported by the Samuel P. Hunt Foundation, will offer 3–5 NH nonprofit consultants the opportunity to receive mentoring from Steve Zimmerman as they work with cohort participants. Consultants who attend this full-day training will be given special consideration during the selection process.

About the Presenter

Steven D. Zimmerman, CPA, MBA is the Principal of Spectrum Nonprofit Services where he provides training and consulting in the areas of finance and strategy for community-based organizations, foundations and government agencies throughout the country. Steve is co-author of the book The Sustainability Mindset: Using the Matrix Map to Make Strategic Decisions published by Jossey-Bass with Jeanne Bell of CompassPoint. They also co-wrote Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability with Jan Masaoka of Blue Avocado in 2010. The books highlight Spectrum’s integrated approach to nonprofits which balances mission impact and financial viability. Steve also writes the Finance and Strategy column for Blue Avocado, an online magazine for nonprofits with 60,000 subscribers, and has also written for The Nonprofit Quarterly and BoardSource. Prior to starting Spectrum, Steve was a Projects Director with CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, one of the nation’s leading nonprofit consulting, training and research providers where he led development of their business planning framework, wrote and delivered training’s and consulted on management issues with a wide range of organizations. Steve’s extensive nonprofit experience includes serving as a Chief Financial Officer, Development Director and Associate Director at community-based nonprofits where he performed turnarounds resulting in increased financial sustainability and programmatic reach. He is a Certified Public Accountant and earned a BA from Claremont McKenna College and an MBA from Yale University.

This event and the Nonprofit Sustainability Institute has been generously sponsored by the Endowment for Health and the Samuel P. Hunt Foundation.

Date/Time: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 8:30am to 2:00 pm
Location: Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications , Manchester
Fees: Member - $100 Not yet member - $200

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