NGOs typically operate in resource-constrained environments while trying to maximise their impacts. Our research suggests that strategy and talent issues are some of the most important issues that, if addressed, can unlock the true potential of NGOs. Leadership teams of NGOs and even social enterprises in Asia need to consistently take care of these issues but often don’t get the time and the support they need.
Bridgespan’s Nonprofit Development Program takes advantage of our experience working on nonprofit strategy, leadership, and organisational issues during the last two decades to provide coaching to the senior leadership team of NGOs in the domains of strategy and talent.
We believe change is driven by a team and not an individual. Therefore, this three-month online capacity-building program is designed specifically for NGO/social enterprise leadership teams of three to six participants. (The typical team structure includes the CEO/ED, a project lead, and other members of the senior leadership team.)
The program offers three modules that address strategy and talent issues:
Achieving Strategic Clarity: Helps nonprofits and social enterprises develop clarity on key elements of their strategy such as their target populations and the impact they intend to achieve, as well as to develop a draft theory of change on how they plan to achieve it in the next three to five years. (Learn More)
Investing in Future Leaders: Helps nonprofits establish a talent development capability in the organization, ultimately enabling them to build a second line of leadership over time. (Learn More)
Strengthening Executive Teams: Launching in 2023, this module helps nonprofit leadership teams learn and apply best practices to work together more effectively and inclusively. (More information available soon.)
We are also developing additional program modules for adaptive planning and fundraising that we will launch in the coming months.