Whether you are new to the nonprofit sector as a staff or board member, Nonprofit Lifecycles provides a practical frame of reference for the predictable challenges and growing pains you’ll experience in your leadership role. Take a moment to review our resources and reflect on your organizational capacity but completing an “Online Selfie” or contact us to find a Lifecycles Capacity Consultant to help facilitate the process.

ATLAS assesses organizational operating capacity, addresses current critical challenges, and facilitates development of a plan to move forward. Participating organizations assemble a leadership team which is assisted by a specially trained organizational lifecycles consultant supported by Piper Trust. The consultant guides the team through a highly individualized program designed to strengthen the organization. In addition, participating teams join a cohort which provides a robust peer learning experience. Participating organizations also receive $100,000 in grant funds to support organizational sustainability and capacity improvements. Leadership teams of ATLAS organizations may also join ongoing facilitated peer learning that continues beyond the two-year program term.

Participant selection is based upon a number of factors including: the critical nature of the organization’s services, requisite staff and board for a sufficient leadership team, and the organization’s current lifecycle phase. Selection for the program does not imply the need for capacity building, but rather reflects the Trust’s confidence in an organization and its team.