What is the Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute?

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. 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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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 for nonprofits to realize their missions with clarity and sustainability.

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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Funders, revolutionize how you work with your grantees by adopting the Lifecycles model – a paradigm-shifting, stage-based approach that involves every stakeholder to bring about community change. Lifecycles provides a shared understanding and language around the capacity-building so you can maximize every investment in the sector. The Institute can provide a wealth of resources to help integrate Lifecycles into your capacity building: trainings, connecting with accredited Lifecycles Capacity Consultants, and even designing capacity building programs for your community.

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Consultants who wish to adopt the Lifecycles approach to capacity building and  further the work of  the Institute can do so by attending Lifecycles Consulting sessions, integrating the practices into their consulting services, and affiliating with other Lifecycle Capacity Consultants in the sector. Learn more about what the Institute has to offer you.

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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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