Sara is available to present/engage on a range of topics related to the capacities of healthy organizations.  Topics addressed are ever-evolving and customizable, running the gamut from broad overview to detailed treatment of specific issues, from 1-hour presentations to 3-hour workshops.  The structure of any given event will depend on your needs and goals.

WORKSHOPS

General Categories

 

  • Board Development

  • Good Governance

  • Financial Oversight

  • Strategic Planning

  • Organizational Change

  • Understanding Conflict

  • Research & Evaluation

  • Effective Grantmaking

Sample Topics

 

Governance

  • Good Boards & Good Governance: When the basics aren’t so basic…

  • Good Governance: Implementing Practices & Principles

  • Creating a More Effective Board

  • Helping Your Board Manage Its "To-Do's"

  • Boards of Directors in Recession Mode

  • Understanding Boards of Directors

 

Management & Finance

  • Ready. Set. Policy!

  • Process Improvement in Pooling

  • Development v. Finance: Healthy Balance or Organizational Liability

  • Breaking Down the Silos: Cross-Functional Collaboration in Organizations

 

Planning & Strategy

 

Conflict

  • Conflict at Clients

  • Conflict in the Council Chamber: How Staff Can Help

 

Evaluation & Research

  • Evaluation: Where Mission, Planning & Accountability Unite

  • Finding the Value in Evaluation

  • Benchmarking for Success

  • Research Methods

  • Evaluating the Impact of Spending: A Foundation Case Study in Performance Assessment

  • Best Practices in Grants Management: Understanding Grants Management from the National, State & Voluntary Perspectives

 

Participant Response...

 

"Sara was easy to listen to."

 

"Expert qualifications and experience. Respectful, warm, intentional

facilitator."

 

"Sara is a very good presenter,

professional and engaging."

 

"Sara did a very good job introducing a subject to a diverse audience."

strategy, governance & management

for nonprofits, foundations, government & community groups

 

812-822-2122

peterson [at] sarapetersonconsulting.com