Demystifying Financial Sustainability: Northshore Session – June 16, 2015 Registration Now Open

May 8, 2015

The Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effectiveness Initiative (OE) and CompassPoint Nonprofit Services are partnering to host a clinic on making strategic decisions for greater sustainability. Based on Jeanne Bell’s new book the Sustainability Mindset (Jossey-Bass), the clinic will introduce participants to a tool for assessing the financial return and mission impact of their core programs including fundraising activities. This tool sheds light on the decisions organizations need to make to strengthen their fiscal health and maximize their mission impact.

Demystifying Financial Sustainability

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
9:00 am -4:00 pm
Slidell Memorial Hospital
Founders Building Conference Room
1150 Robert Blvd, Slidell Louisiana

This hands-on clinic is designed for organizational teams that include the executive director (mandatory) and 1-2 other key organizational board or senior-level staff leaders. Participants will define sustainability for their organizations; identify the current challenges and opportunities facing their business models; and outline important decisions moving forward and the next steps they need to take to strengthen their organization’s sustainability. Participants will get support during the clinic to create a visual analysis of their current business model using the matrix map template in the book.

This workshop is free, however registration is required: click here to register.  Participants are required to view a 45 minute webinar prior to the clinic. The link to the webinar will be provided to you two weeks before the clinic. The webinar will introduce participants to the finance and sustainability concepts that will be covered in the clinic. Lunch will be provided and attendees will receive a copy of Jeanne’s book, the Sustainability Mindset. If you have questions and for more information about the workshop, please contact Kellie Chavez Greene at 504-598-4463 or

Presented in partnership with The Slidell Memorial Hospital Foundation

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About the trainer:

Jeanne-BellThis workshop is being led by Jeanne Bell, CEO at CompassPoint Nonprofit ServicesJeanne is one of the country’s leading providers of leadership and organizational development services to nonprofit organizations. She is the co-author of “Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability” (Jossey-Bass) and “Financial Leadership for Nonprofit Executives: Guiding Your Organization to Long Term Success” (Turner). In addition to frequent speaking and consulting on nonprofit strategy and finance, Jeanne has conducted a series of research projects on nonprofit executive leadership, including Daring to Lead 2011: A National Study of Nonprofit Executive Leadership and Securing the Safety Net: A Profile of Community Clinic and Health Center Leadership in California. Jeanne currently serves on several boards, including the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, The Nonprofit Quarterly, and Intersection for the Arts.