The New Year brings a fresh start, new resolutions, and a chance to define your goals. Nonprofit leaders know that your goals provide both long-term vision and short-term motivation for you and your team. Creating clear and inspiring team goals is part art, part science.
In this interactive discussion, Shelley Loethen, President & CEO of the Encore Institute for Social Impact, will share a practical yet powerful framework for setting goals and achieving them. This step-by-step process helps ease the feeling of being overwhelmed that often leads to partial achievement—or no progress at all. Participants in this session will gain new strategies for setting and achieving goals, and leave inspired to aim high in 2021.
Then, we’ll use breakout rooms to facilitate small group discussions. You will have the opportunity to share your goals with others, discuss your process for setting and monitoring goals, and gain new insight from your nonprofit peers.
This is a program of the Let's Connect Virtual Discussion Series.
Shelley Loethen is a social entrepreneur and nonprofit strategist working to break down barriers in the sector that discourage innovation, collaboration, and impact. She launched her company more than a decade ago as a solo grant consultant where she had the privilege of working with nonprofits of all sizes in service areas including health care, behavioral health, arts and culture, food insecurity, and education. This work gave her insight into the changes they were making in people’s lives and our communities. It also gave her a sobering look at the obstacles that they face as they do their work on the front line of our most serious social challenges.
She has built the Encore Institute for Social Impact with a team that shares her belief in the potential of the nonprofit sector and her bold vision to change the landscape in which they operate. She is leading innovative efforts that challenge long-held beliefs about how these entities should operate and advocating for practices that help mission-driven organizations create vibrant communities where people thrive.
Shelley graduated magna cum laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She holds a certification in Social Impact Strategies from the Colorado Institute for Social Impact, the Grant Professional Certified (GPC) credential, and is a certified Scrum Master and Scrum Product Owner.
Your active participation is highly encouraged. No one has all of the solutions, but everyone has something worth contributing. Your small group discussion participation will help others share, grow, and learn.
Let's Connect: Virtual Discussion Series
What’s the best way to stay connected? Turn to your nonprofit network. Join Nonprofit Connect for facilitated discussions with your nonprofit peers every Monday morning at 10:00 AM. We will select a new topic each week, and invite you to tune in for learning and sharing. Winter 2021 Let's Connect sessions include:
Disclaimer: Discussions will be recorded and shared as a resource, so participation means you may be recorded as well.