Seeds for Change provides a free breakfast most months of the year to Austin area non-profit professional, board members and volunteers. Relevant, current and dynamic. Usually the third Thursday from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. in Central Austin: either at Cafe Express or on the patio at Russell's Bistro. Please check the invitation and listings below for the correct location!
2016 Calendar of Breakfasts
(tentative... please check back the month of each breakfast)
WEATHERING THE STORM
Best Practices in an unsure political year
An intimate, small group facilitated discussion on how to keep on keeping on when outside factors are playing havoc with your plans. Federal, state and local elections and policy decisions are all up for grabs, making the non-profit landscape unpredictable. 2016-2017 is teeing up to be a doozy of a year. We'll help you get back to the basics and talk about best practice trends... to stack the deck in your organization's favor.
Thursday, October 27
Focus on Strengths instead of Weaknesses
Carol Johnson, a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach with Connected Team Consulting, will explain what strengths based management is. Take the Clifton StrengthsFinders 2.0 assessment before you come (at www.gallpstrengthscenter.com for $16.25) and bring your top 5 Talent Themes. We will discuss how they are relevant in your life and how important this information is for team building within your organization.
Thursday, December 1
Social Enterprise, Earned Revenue and Investment Loans
We are assembling a dynamic panel of local experts who are creating emerging funding opportunities for non-profit organizations. Going beyond traditional fundraising, these programs create sustainable revenue sources, engage donors as investors in your mission and build community through mission based transactions.
Join us for an interactive, educational opportunity. Sponsored by Seeds for Change Consulting, LLC and designed for non-profit professionals, trustees and volunteers. Dynamic, informative and a great opportunity to network with colleagues... coffee is on us! Bring your colleagues, please RSVP.
I'm so grateful for your monthly breakfasts. I feel that they transformed me from a newbie Board member into a better leader. They have enriched my nonprofit vocabulary and comfort levels in stepping up to challenges. - Board President, Austin
Chaparral Eurythmy is a small performing arts group affiliated with the Austin Waldorf School. I am one of the founding members. The last SFCC workshop I attended was on grant writing. Since then, we are very happy to report, our group has become a Sponsored Project of the Austin Creative Alliance. In addition, our art is 100 years old this year, and our historic Centennial Performances were supported by the City of Austins’ Cultural Arts Division with a Community Initiatives Grant. Thank you for the SFCC workshop, guidance and encouragement! - Director, Austin
For a comprehensive list of topics and presenters, please download our PDF (2009 - 2014)