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Daytime Seminars: Nonprofit Program Management

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Instructor: Lisa Jo Frech
Date/Time: December 11, 2013, 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: Marylhurst University, Commons, Willow Room
Cost: $299, noncredit, includes materials and parking
7 contact hours

This one-day workshop is designed to help nonprofit managers sustain financial health and mission impact over time. It's not enough to have a high impact program if there's no effective strategy for sustaining the organization financially. Financial reports and analysis rarely include data about what impacts have been driven by a particular financial activity. Moreover, program evaluations and progress reports are discussed out of context with funding streams, profitability, and financial sustainability. This workshop's key premise is that financial and impact information can and must be brought together in an integrated, fused discussion of strategy. The separation of impact goals from financial goals and strategies has been a deep flaw in both business planning and strategic planning within the nonprofit sector. Financial sustainability is not only a legitimate goal; it is a necessary, intrinsic, core goal. This class will teach you strategies for getting there.


  • Identify core activities, business lines
  • Determine profitability and relative impact
  • Matrix mapping
  • A new business model
  • Strategic planning
  • Decision making and leadership for program management

Lisa Jo Frech, in addition to teaching on faculty at Marylhurst, is a consultant for natural resource agencies and environmental nonprofits, specializing in board and organizational development, executive coaching, communications, and strategic planning. She founded the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, a regional environmental consortium of 36 diverse organizations spanning two states and five counties, and served as its Executive Director for 12 years. She is also a wilderness guide, providing backpacking, sea kayaking, and cross country ski trips.

Yes, we bring this class and other customized trainings onsite to organizations. Contact program director Vincent Fritzsche at 503.534.4076 to talk things over.

Seminar cancellation policy: The Professional Development Center offers full refund of program fees up to and including the day of first session of any seminar. Register with confidence.

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