Nonprofit Peer Learning Program to Launch September 2021

Extension Dane County is launching a nonprofit peer learning program for early phase nonprofit organizations. This training program will cover foundational aspects of running a nonprofit organization, while centering peer learning, resource sharing, and collaboration. To find out more about this program, please visit HERE.

For this first cohort, we are seeking to include a majority of organizations who are specifically committed to working for social, racial, environmental and/or economic justice. We will be limiting the number of participants in order to assure an environment that promotes peer engagement. 

If you are a nonprofit leader seeking to hone your leadership skills and build a network with other nonprofit managers, please indicate your interest by completing this form.

  • During this course you will:
    • Reflect on and clarify your personal leadership style and the relationship between organizational culture and leadership.
    • Explore pathways to build trust, communication, collaboration, and innovation in your organization.
    • Identify impacts of disruption and ways that organizations are adapting to these disruptions.
    • Learn and practice planning tools to help set a direction for your organization and adapt to change.
    • Develop skills to align mission with strategic plan and to address sustainability in times of uncertainty.
    • Evaluate your organization’s fund-development/resource development plan.
    • Create or revise a marketing/communication plan.
    • Identify opportunities for ongoing learning through connection with a peer network.
    • Identify strategies to build more equitable and just organizations and communities.

The course will run Wednesdays from September 22 – December 15, 2021, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Sessions will be a mix of in-person and virtual.

Support for this pilot program has been provided by an Innovation Grant from UW-Madison Extension. We are able to offer this high-value program at the low cost of $25.00 per person. Participants are expected to attend all sessions and to assist in program evaluation.