Vibrant Futures

Resources for Nonprofit Leaders and Organizations, Authored and curated by Matt Visser, Senior Consultant

Listen First, Engage Second: Virtual Summit Conversation

Posted by Matt Visser on May 6, 2020 12:56:19 PM

I had the privilege to join Symposia Labs as part of their #continuechange virtual summit helping nonprofit leaders navigate fundraising and marketing during #covid19. We discussed the Power of Listening and why it is essential when engaging your audiences, including your donors.

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Topics: process consulting, leadership development, Fundraising, nonprofit, stakeholder engagement

What is Process Consulting?

Posted by Matt Visser on Apr 21, 2020 1:58:07 PM

The Society for Process Consulting, the credentialing body teaching the practice of process consulting, offers us a working definition:

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Topics: process consulting, executive coaching, strategic planning, leadership development, Fundraising, nonprofit, stakeholder engagement

5 Creative Ways to connect with donors while social distancing

Posted by Matt Visser on Apr 15, 2020 3:29:00 PM

This past month has been quite a whirlwind for us all and especially for your organizations as you work to create continuity of care for those you serve. If you are a fundraising professional working from home and working hard to maintain your essentialfunding, here are some creative ways to stay connected with donors during social distancing.

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Topics: process consulting, Fundraising, nonprofit, stakeholder engagement

Making Decisions in the Middle of Crisis Moments

Posted by Matt Visser on Mar 30, 2020 3:36:00 PM

As I work with my nonprofit clients and connect with so many organizational leaders in the last couple weeks, they are working countless hours trying to make the best decisions they can in the middle of a crisis. They are tired, stretched thin, uncertain of the future, and faced with difficult decisions that impact the lives of their stakeholders and staff in real ways. 

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Topics: process consulting, executive coaching, leadership development, nonprofit

Responses when you Hit your Wall

Posted by Matt Visser on Mar 24, 2020 3:41:00 PM

With so much change happening and the disruption of our daily lives, the adrenaline of the moment will carry you for a long time. New routines, new demands, and change will naturally bring a flood of emotions, both positive and negative.

Soon, if it hasn't happened already, you will hit your wall, or it will hit you. You may not see it coming, but when it hits, here are 5 responses to help you process your emotions and work through the experience.

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Topics: executive coaching, leadership development

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