In this session, we’ll look at how to embrace this value in your grant team to help your team thrive at a sustainable pace. Life in a nonprofit, whether a fundraising team, program team, or senior leadership team, rarely goes *exactly* as planned. The needs of those you are serving, or an unexpected request from a funding partner, or a shift in leadership at a collaborative partner agency can create an unexpected change.
The teams that thrive despite these changes are those that have a process for how they adapt to emergent needs and also promote and encourage a mindset to handle change. This may sound like a soapbox you have heard quite a bit throughout the pandemic, but it isn’t ONLY a soapbox. It is an approach in any team that can actually help you create twice the impact in half the time related to whatever the goal of your team is.
What are the Agile values that help teams
Ways to prioritize your team’s work
Methods to process and prioritize changes/interruptions
An approach to make your team’s reactions and consequent reaction to change visible to your peers and stakeholders
Speaker Diane Leonard
Diane H. Leonard, GPC, RST is a Grant Professional Certified (GPC) and Approved Trainer of the Grant Professionals Association. Diane is also a Registered Scrum Trainer by Scrum inc.
Since 2006, when she formed DH Leonard Consulting, Diane and her team have secured more than $92 million dollars in competitive grant awards for their clients. She is an active member of the Grant Professionals Association.
When not working with her team on grant applications for clients, Diane can be found in the 1000 Islands, out for a run, or drinking a strong cup of coffee.
Host Josh Meyer
Josh Meyer brings more than 20 years of fundraising, volunteer management, and marketing experience to his current role as the VP, Demand Generation for Bloomerang. Currently, as a member of the Bloomerang marketing team, Josh manages all organization’s growth marketing efforts. Through his previous roles at the Human Rights Campaign and OneCause, he has a passion for helping to create positive change and helping nonprofits engage new donors and achieve their fundraising goals.