Winter 2014 Program Guide
What management, leadership, and strategy programs do we have in store for you this winter? Strengthen your organization and become the leader you want to be.
Support CompassPoint's Work in the Community
We're lucky to partner with remarkable leaders who are working to become the change their communities need the most. Leaders like Nicholas Hatten, who took his grief after AIDS devastated his circle of friends and transformed it to create the San Joaquin Pride Center; Cecilia Moreno, who says her favorite thing about her work at Dolores Street Community Services is "seeing people's faces change from despair to having hope"; and NaTisha Hutson who says what inspires her work in restorative justice is the responsibility to "lift as I climb." Read more about these leaders in our annual report.
With your help, we can support many more stories like these. As you make end-of-year gifts, please consider a contribution to CompassPoint so that we can continue to walk with leaders as they answer the call to be the change their communities need. Donate now.
Special Book Event: Cultivating the Sustainability Mindset – January 29
Nonprofit sustainability lies at the intersection of exceptional impact and financial viability – and it's a daily orientation and mindset, rather than the result of finite budgeting or business planning efforts. At this special January 29 event for The Sustainability Mindset, co-author and CompassPoint CEO Jeanne Bell will introduce a rigorous process to develop a meaningful matrix map and engage leadership in setting an organization's strategy. This session is for nonprofit executives and board members who are engaged in or contemplating the following:
- Introducing a matrix map approach to strategy and sustainability
- Launching a strategic planning process
- Looking for alternative approaches to strategy formation
- Creating a strong foundation for strategy formation
The $40 fee includes a copy of the book. Stay for the book signing afterward! Register.
How to Thrive as a Board Chair
"A good chair runs a good meeting. A great chair runs between meetings." This is one of the key lessons Marla Cornelius shares about board leadership in her blog about CompassPoint's Thriving as a Board Chair workshop series. Read "Reflections (Thus Far) on Thriving as a Board Chair" here. Sign up for our next session of this board leadership series (running from February – June 2015) here.
How to Make Your Office Move Awesome: Surveys, Models, and Checklists
Moving your organization can feel like a crisis, but it doesn't have to be that way. CompassPoint left San Francisco for Oakland in late 2012, and since then many people have reached out to us with questions and requests for advice on how to handle their relocation. In our blog this week, director of operations Sarah Gort shares tools, templates, and strategies that she used to reframe and reshape this critical point for our organization into an opportunity to create a space that reflects our culture, values, and vibrancy. Read her tips and make your next office move awesome. Read the blog here.