Webinars for Nonprofit Professionals

The Bridgespan Group provides free, monthly webinars for nonprofit professionals. Our webinars and trainings are designed to provide you with practical tools that can increase your nonprofit’s impact, your own professional development, and leadership skills. Sign up to attend a webinar that you're interested in below.


How to Map Your Programs to Your Strategy
August 5, 10-11am PT / 1-2pm ET

If you’ve found yourself facing decisions about which programs to grow, improve, scale back, or even exit altogether, the program strategy map will help give you a fresh perspective. 

Many people have had the experience of getting on an airplane for the first time and being surprised by how different things look from the air. Similarly, program strategy mapping can give you a new perspective on your programs relative to one another, and help you make better decisions based on their impact and financial sustainability.

What is a “program strategy map?” The program strategy map is a visualization of each program’s financial sustainability and its fit with your goals for impact. A program strategy map offers insight, raises questions, and provokes discussion.

Now might be an excellent time to use this helpful tool and take a fresh look at your nonprofit’s programs. 

Join this webinar to:
  • Gain a new perspective on your organization’s programs relative to one another
  • Learn about the program strategy map tool and how to use it
  • Hear from leaders who applied the program strategy mapping tool and were able to make better decisions based on the impact and financial sustainability of their programs
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Succeeding with Succession & Nonprofit Executive Transitions
September 14, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern

Nonprofit boards and CEOs almost universally agree – succession planning and executive transitions are critical to get right. This is especially true when a departing leader is a founder or has been in the role for a long time.

So why do so many leaders put it off? It's critical to build your organization’s future leaders before the need for a transition arises.

In this webinar we’ll share what succession planning is, and how to build succession plans aligned to your broader organizational leadership development framework.

We’ll also talk about how to center equity in your organization’s definition of “leadership” and ensure your team is actively mitigating bias in this process.

In this webinar, you’ll:
- See a competency-based framework for leadership development
- Learn about the components of an effective succession plan and the process for crafting one
- Hear about other elements of a successful leadership transition process

We'll be joined by Christa Gannon, founder of Fresh Lifelines for Youth, to share her organization's experiences with planning for an executive transition.

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Level Up Your Executive Team
October 26, 2021 12:00 PM

The effectiveness of your executive team has a profound impact on the overall effectiveness of your entire nonprofit organization. Because the stakes are so high, even strong teams can benefit from moving from good to great. Join us for a 45-minute webinar and hear some practical tips for taking your Executive Team up a notch.

At this webinar, expert Bridgespan consultants will share:
  • The root causes of executive team challenges
  • 5 steps you can take with your executive team to significantly improve effectiveness
  • Tools, including a diagnostic, to help your team get started
It’s hard work getting this right and you don’t have to do it alone. It takes shared leadership, responsibility, and diversity of perspectives and experiences to make and execute on thoughtful, well informed organization-wide decisions. With the right tools and team buy-in, you can take your executive team effectiveness to the next level.

Not sure where to start? Download the Executive Team Effectiveness toolkit, based on years of extensive research and work with over 200 nonprofits.

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Is the Leadership Accelerator right for my team? Q&A and Sneak Peek
November 16, 2021 12:00 PM Pacific

The Bridgespan Leadership Accelerator is a flexible, self-paced program that blends online lessons, individual pre-work, and guided team meetings to help your executive team engage in talent development and strategic planning.  Join us for a conversation with two Bridgespan specialists to talk about how Bridgespan's Leadership Accelerator programs can help your organization.

We’ll cover:
  • Program basics: timing, what you’ll learn in each program, scholarships and talking to funders
  • Platform demo: what the online lessons and pre-work look like, how the in-person team summits are structured
  • QA with coaches: is this program right for you? Get the answers you’re looking for
We are now accepting applications for Strengthening the Executive Team, Investing in Future Leaders, Creating an Adaptive Plan, and Achieving Strategic Clarity sessions.

Sign up for this webinar to learn more about these exciting programs!

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