Nonprofit Lifecycles Community Workshop: Introduction to the Organization Self-Assessment
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This introductory workshop offered by the City of Kelowna is open to all local non-profit organizations (including arts, culture, sport and social development sectors). Board members and staff are encouraged to participate.
Mark Friesen of Vantage Point will review the lifecycle model, the stages of development, and the characteristics and transitions that are common to non-profit organizations in different stages. The introduction will be followed by an organization self-assessment, to be completed by participants during the session, to inform next steps in the enhancement of their capacity.
By the end of the full-day workshop, you will be able to:
- Explain the seven stages of organizational lifecycle and identify the five areas of organizational capacity
- Identify the benefits of applying the lifecycle lens and capacity framework to improve mission impact and program delivery
- Self-assess your organization or program’s current stage using the Nonprofit Lifecycle Selfie tool and application of a program lifecycle tool
- Identify realistic, concrete steps the organization can take to build capacity in governance, management, financial resources and/or administrative systems