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.


Overcoming the Racial Bias in Funding: Breaking Down Barriers to Capital
June 2, 2020 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT

How large is the racial funding gap between white-leaders and leaders of color? What are the most pervasive barriers to capital driving this disparity?

In this complimentary SSIR Live! webinar, Cheryl Dorsey, president of Echoing Green, Jeff Bradach, managing partner and cofounder of The Bridgespan Group, and Kathryn Finney, founder and CEO of digitalundivided, will explore original research that identifies the major drivers of racial disparities in funding in the social sector. The presenters will discuss the racial funding gap and share their first-hand experiences about what has and has not worked, in addition to how their organizations have endeavored to improve their own practices.

In this Complimentary SSIR Live! Program, Participants Will:
  • Review data that illustrates the magnitude of funding disparities in the social sector
  • Become aware of the barriers leaders of color face in fundraising, and the effects such repeated interactions have on them
  • Reflect on their role in both perpetuating and addressing funding disparities
  • Learn concrete steps they can take to change practice and advance their own racial equity journeys

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Using Innovation to Accelerate Impact
June 17, 2020 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT

In the immediate response to the COVID-19 crisis, many social sector organizations have been tremendously resourceful and creative, finding ways to stay connected and delivering services and having impact in new ways. The crisis has also put inequities and disparate outcomes into sharp relief, in a way that reinforces that returning to “business as usual” is insufficient against these challenges.
It’s at times like these, when we face significant uncertainty about the future and our current solutions are insufficient to meaningfully move the needle on the problems we face, that innovation is critically needed. But innovation is more than the spark of new ideas – it’s also about data-driven experiments that drive continuous feedback cycles. [For more on this, see "Beyond Survival: Five Keys to Unlock Social Innovation Amid the COVID-19 Crisis."]
Join us for a webinar on "Using Innovation to Accelerate Impact" co-hosted by Bridgespan partner Laura Lanzerotti and social innovation expert and author Ann Mei Chang. We’ll share best practices of innovation for purpose, which organizations can use to learn faster, become more nimble, achieve greater scale, and ultimately use fewer resources to deliver greater impact.
In this webinar, we’ll explore the following questions:
  • How can design simple experiments that test innovations cheaply and quickly?
  • How can you effectively learn from these experiments to adapt solutions?
  • How can we think about scaling effective innovations?

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Is the Leadership Accelerator right for me? Q&A and Sneak Peek
June 30, 2020 12:00 PM PT

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 whether Investing in Future Leaders and Achieving Strategic Clarity 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
  • Q&A with coaches: is this program right for you? Get the answers you’re looking for

We are now accepting applications for our next Investing in Future Leaders and Achieving Strategic Clarity sessions.

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