Dear <<First Name>>,
With spring underway, we’re excited to share with you the latest happenings at ProInspire. We’ve been busy launching a new Managing for Success cohort, welcoming new board members, and advancing the conversation around Millennials and diversity and inclusion. Our team had the opportunity to immerse ourselves in Results Based Facilitation and to celebrate Gene Kunde, our founding Bay Area Executive Director. Read below for more information about each of these activities, and be sure to download and share our new infographic on Millennials in the nonprofit workforce. It’s a great tool for better understanding Millennials and how to engage them in your workforce.
We continue to recruit, select, and place ProInspire Fellows in Washington, DC and the SF Bay Area for start dates this summer and fall. If you are interested in hosting a Fellow, please reach out to Monisha (firstname.lastname@example.org) in Washington, DC and Ana (email@example.com) in the San Francisco Bay Area.
ProInspire will run two Fall Managing for Success cohorts, one in DC (kicks off September 14th) and one in the San Francisco Bay Area (kicks off September 21st). Applications open June 6th -- stay tuned for additional information.
Monisha and the ProInspire team
Managing for Success Launches DC Spring Cohort with 25 Fellows
A group of 25 nonprofit managers gathered together in March to kick off the latest Managing for Success program. The Spring Managing for Success Fellows come from 17 nonprofit organizations, including Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO), Goodwill Industries, National Council of La Raza, The Washington Center, and more.
These new Board members had already been engaged with ProInspire as volunteers and advisors. We look forward to their thoughtful input and strategic guidance on the Board.
ProInspire Welcomes New Board Members
We are delighted to welcome four new members to ProInspire’s Board of Directors:
Monisha Speaks at National Conferences
ProInspire’s Founder and CEO was invited to speak about key topics in the nonprofit workforce at two national conferences in April: the Council on Foundations’ Annual Conference and the Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit. At Council on Foundations, Monisha joined Maya Enista Smith (Born this Way Foundation) and Kerry McHugh (Helen J. Serini Foundation) to share key insights about the Millennial generation. At the Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit, Monisha spoke on a keynote panel focused on Diversity and Inclusion in the nonprofit sector. She spoke about ProInspire’s work to launch Equity in the Center and highlighted the need for increased focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workforce.
ProInspire Hosts Results Based Facilitation 101
With support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF), ProInspire is integrating key skills around Results Based Leadership (RBL) into our curriculum. Our staff and faculty were able to deep dive into Results Based Facilitation (RBF) with a training we held in Washington, DC last month.
AECF established Results Based Leadership over 20 years ago on the belief that creating strong, results based leaders will cause a cultural shift in the way the sector achieves its outcomes in support of children and families. Results Based Facilitation 101 is an introduction to one of the two foundational skills of RBL; it focuses on helping leaders design, lead and contribute in meetings that a) effectively move groups from talk to action, and b) hold participants accountable for advancing the work. ProInspire was first introduced to RBL in 2015 when it was selected as one of five organizations to participate in AECF’s Social Sector Talent Pipelines Strategy and Learning Lab, an initiative aimed at developing the next generation’s social sector leadership.
Click here to learn more about ProInspire's work with Results Based Leadership and Results Based Facilitation.
Celebrating Gene Kunde
We gathered in San Francisco in March with current Fellows, alumni, partners, and other friends of ProInspire to celebrate and thank Gene Kunde, Executive Director for ProInspire in the Bay Area from 2012 - 2015, for his contributions to ProInspire. It was great to see familiar faces, many of whom were introduced to ProInspire through Gene. Gene is now the CEO of Diabetes Hands Foundation, a nonprofit that connects people living with diabetes through a global community. We look forward to working with Gene as a ProInspire partner in the near future. We are in the midst of our search for the new Managing Director and hope to share more about that by this summer.
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