What is the Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute?

Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute is a community of nonprofits, foundations, consultants and academic practitioners who understand the direct relationship between a nonprofit organization’s operating capacity and the ability to effectively deliver the services and programs defined in their mission. Founded in 2015 by Susan Kenny Stevens Ph.D., the Institute focuses on the teachings documented in Nonprofit Lifecycles: Stage-based Wisdom for Nonprofit Capacity.

 

Both the book and Institute are built on the framework of nonprofit lifecycles and the seven stages of organizational development including: Idea, Start-up, Growth, Maturity, Decline, Turnaround and Terminal.

 

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Nonprofit organizations, foundations, consultants and academic practitioners joining the Institute community find it benefits their work greatly as they learn, live and lead the lifecycles practices; furthering their engagement.

Whether a nonprofit leader is just beginning to read Nonprofit Lifecycles: Stage-based Wisdom for Nonprofit Capacity or is fully entrenched in the lifecycles practices, the Institute provides an opportunity to engage with accredited consultants and gain access to the wealth of knowledge found in the resources, blogs and networking opportunities of like-minded colleagues and professionals.

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Foundations looking for proven practices to help coach, counsel and educate their grantees in nonprofit lifecycles for capacity building, turn to Susan Kenny Stevens and the Institute to engage with master level lifecycles consultants who are accredited by the Institute. The grantee organizations gain access to the Institute resources, blogs and a wealth of networking and training opportunities.

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Consultants who wish to further the work of Susan Kenny Stevens and the Institute can do so by attending lifecycles consulting classes and integrating the practices into their consulting services. For those who desire to become a Nonprofit Lifecycles Master Consultant (accredited by Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute), a certification process with rigorous professional development opportunities is offered. It is geared toward seasoned consultants whose goal is to deepen their consulting skills.

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Nonprofit Capacity – the “table legs” that support mission and programs.
Nonprofit Capacity – the “table legs” that support mission and programs.
Nonprofit Lifecycles

Nonprofit Lifecycles

Stage-based Wisdom for Nonprofit Capacity

By Susan Kenny Stevens Ph.D.

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