Training Details

Thursday, October 25, 2018

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
310 N Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202


This event is part of a series. Attend all sessions to get the maximum benefit!

eLearning at Foundation Center


Regardless of their organizational or personal missions, the need for social sector professionals and organizations to continually nurture the development of their social capital is imperative. It’s crucial not only for their sustainability, but developing and expanding nonprofit social capital requires nonprofit leaders and professionals to create and grow their ecosystem, as both a critical initiative for impact and a long-term strategy for meaningful and sustainable change. Join us for a robust in-person dialogue, where we’ll learn how to identify your organizational ecosystem landscape and connect and engage with others for practical, supportive collaborations – furthering both your organization’s mission and Charlotte’s community well-being. We’ll explore organizational/issue landscape and identify practical collaborations that lead to increasing local impact. Maria S. Azuri, LMSW, and Foundation Center South leader, will lead an engaging hybrid discussion, workshop and group exercise, identifying core concepts of organizational ecosystem development, how to connect and actively engage with other organizational leaders for greater collaborative community impact.


* Identify shifts in nonprofit leadership models that gain greater funder attention and lead to building greater collective impact
* Define and outline organizational social capital in action
* Identify your organization’s strengths and/or community organizational strengths within the issue area served
* Develop a starting draft of your organization’s ecosystem
* Identify strategies to build your organization’s ecosystem participation and support in order to increase impact
* Connect with others in the room and link through collective shared ecosystem

Intended Audiences:

• Introductory- to mid- and leading-level non-profit professionals
• Non-profit professionals looking to increase knowledge about reciprocity in supporting and actively engaging in collaborative work in order to lead to greater community economic and health outcomes
• Non-profit professionals wanting to identify and engage with other organizations to maximize impact

This is great stand alone learning and engaging opportunity! Part 2 can be attended independently from Part 1.

**This class is ideal for participants and social sector professionals looking to identify, connect and engage other potential partnerships to further impact and address intersecting needs.

This event is organized by a Funding Information Network partner.

Intended Audience

All levels of experience
Board members
CEOs, executive directors, upper management
Fundraising & development staff
Grant writers
Individual grantseekers
Marketing, communications, external affairs
Nonprofit startups
Program directors and staff