In times of rapid change and increasing challenges, nonprofits need leaders with the ability to adapt to and take advantage of changing circumstances. This program is designed to support outstanding nonprofit leaders as they seek to strengthen their organizations by creating a network of empowered, innovative, and resilient leaders, capable of navigating change with the skills and tools necessary to move their organizations toward greater impact.
Frequently Asked Questions
While there are many resources for leadership, there are no comprehensive leadership and management resources in Wisconsin targeted at nonprofit professionals. Nonprofits offer a different type of leadership challenge where different skills are needed than the for-profit sector to bring people together and manage a dual-bottom line of mission impact and financial viability. Individual trainings and lectures may be helpful, but the cohort based approach builds a peer network and allows participants to explore in-depth their leadership style and become equipped with the latest management tools to accomplish their goals.
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Who are the Facilitators?
Mary is a certified professional coach with the Coaches Training Institute and credentialed by the International Coaching Federation. She uses these skills with nonprofit executives, board leaders and management staff to strengthen their abilities and skills to guide organizations to excellence. Mary has supported more than 30 boards in moving toward higher impact.
Mary is known for her depth of experience “walking in the shoes” of CEOs and board leaders and working in networks. She brings a dedication to social impact, a can-do attitude and commitment to partnering with clients to deliver high quality, on-time, extraordinary results. Mary facilitates with an inclusive and engaging style. All with an element of fun!
Mary holds a MA in Latin American Studies and an MBA in International Management from the University of New Mexico. She received a BA in Political Economics with a minor in Spanish from the University of California, Berkeley.
Steve is co-author of the newly released book, The Sustainability Mindset: Using the Matrix Map to Make Strategic Decisions and Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability published by Jossey-Bass with Jeanne Bell of CompassPoint and Jan Masaoka of Blue Avocado. The books highlight Spectrum’s integrated approach to nonprofits which balances mission impact and financial viability. Steve also writes the Finance and Strategy column for Blue Avocado, an online magazine for nonprofits with 60,000 subscribers, and has also written for The Nonprofit Quarterly and Board Source.
Prior to starting Spectrum, Steve was a Projects Director with CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, one of the nation’s leading nonprofit consulting, training and research providers. Steve’s extensive nonprofit experience includes serving as a Chief Financial Officer, Development Director and Associate Director at community-based nonprofits where he performed turnarounds resulting in increased financial sustainability and programmatic reach. He is a Certified Public Accountant and earned a BA from Claremont McKenna College and an MBA from Yale University.