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Nonprofit Lifecycles Ecosystem

About Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute

At Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute, we are pursuing a future where vibrant nonprofits across the globe thrive, work in harmony with the communities they serve.  Through our Lifecycles model, we create long-term sustainability and efficacy for the sector.

Through our Capacity Ecosystem of nonprofits, consultants, and funders, we provide unique programming and learnings for professionals across the ecosystem.  Check out our Events calendar to see upcoming trainings, professional development and engagements.

  • For Nonprofits – read about the Lifecycles model and connect with a trained Lifecycles Capacity Consultant to build a capacity plan.
  • For Consultants – become a member of the Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute, attend an Introduction to Lifecycles Capacity Consultant training, use the Lifecycles online assessment with your clients (the Selfie), and connect with your colleagues during Learning Circles.
  • For Funders – invest in your grantees through our full customized comprehensive Lifecycle Programs.  Contact Us to design a program for you and your grantees.

There are a variety of developmental stages throughout the lifecycle of a nonprofit, and each one comes with different needs, challenges, and opportunities. As experts in the Lifecycles model, we are equipped to support nonprofits of every size and Lifecycle stage, responding to their unique needs as they pursue their missions and seek organizational resilience.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am a nonprofit and am interested in learning more. What should I do next?2023-06-21T12:51:02-07:00

The Nonprofits’ page is coming soon.

What does the Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute do?2022-09-27T17:50:29-07:00

We cultivate an ecosystem of healthy, dynamic, and collaborative nonprofit organizations, funders and consultants. We do this through the Lifecycles model: a paradigm-shifting, stage-based approach that provides the guidance and structure nonprofits need to realize their missions with clarity and sustainability.

What is Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute?2022-09-27T17:49:42-07:00

Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute is a community of nonprofit leaders, consultants, and funders who cultivate an ecosystem of healthy, dynamic, and collaborative nonprofit organizations, funders and consultants.

What is the Online Selfie?2023-06-22T11:16:45-07:00

The Online Selfie is a very flexible tool to use with organizations. A few examples of how it has been successfully used include:

  • complete the Online Selfie as a group and build consensus as you go
  • have individuals complete the Online Selfie separately, then bring folks together to discuss results and come to an agreement
  • activate various Selfies at once and hold a workshop with multiple organizations that work though the Selfie

LCC & CLCC Members have access to the Online Selfie as part of their membership.

Read through the Lifecycles Online Selfie Guide to learn more.


Who does Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute serve?2022-09-27T17:51:25-07:00

Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute serves nonprofit organizations across the globe. Through our work, we train consultants in the Lifecycles model, educate and partner with funders, and build programs that empower organizations to create lasting change and grow their impact.

Why is your work so important?2022-09-27T17:51:04-07:00

From advancing diversity, to supporting the arts, to feeding the hungry, nonprofit organizations across the globe are integral to moving our communities forward. When they succeed, things get better for all of us.

That’s why our work is so important. When nonprofits experience the guidance and structure that our model provides, they are more successful and better-equipped to change the world.


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