STUDENTS

Become a critical asset to your organization by learning how to solve problems few others can tackle.

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Develop the indispensable skills your organization needs.

Mature nonprofits consistently excel at doing what they have done before, however, innovation is often hard to achieve. Through our training, you can:

    • Become one of the few people in the organization capable of rethinking existing programming to increase impact or adapt to sudden change.
    • Build and scale innovation projects.
    • Deepen relationships with executive leadership, board members, constituent groups and current customers by getting out of the office and into the field.
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  • Confidently create & deliver high-stakes presentations.
  • Become a critical asset to your organization.
  • Build lasting relationships with mentors, funders, other fellow students and alumni at a wide range of organizations.

“Multiple staff have been promoted within the organization. This process is not only a necessity for nonprofits to consider, additionally it develops people who go through the process. Very grateful!”

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Gain a deep understanding of your organization.

Our students gain a deep understanding of their organizations throughout the innovation process. In our class you will:

  • Generate new mission-aligned ideas to create earned-revenue programming by leveraging your organization's assets.
  • Learn how to gather concrete evidence that ideas are viable.
  • Expand your network working alongside veteran executive mentors.
  • Present everything you’ve learned to a panel of the most innovation-minded funders in the region who, if impressed, can write (and have written) checks.
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Become a critical asset to your team.

Each team member (up to five people per organization) has valuable insights to share and will be asked to take on a vital piece of the work: researching, creating presentations, interviewing potential customers, etc. Each role teaches you valuable skills applicable outside of the course and of value to your employer.