Bold Solutions Network members (finalists and top-ranked applicants from Lever for Change competitions) are eligible to access learning and technical support opportunities in the form of webinars, pro bono services, coaching, workshops, cohort support and peer networking. These opportunities are designed to continue to help strengthen members' project design and plans, as well as to increase the impact of their work.
Lever for Change is pleased to offer the following opportunities:
Catchafire is an online platform and service designed to address the wide-ranging and complex needs of nonprofits by connecting them with global talented pro bono professionals. In partnership with Lever for Change, Catchafire will provide over 100 participating Bold Solutions Network member organizations with support on a variety of organizational and operational needs, including marketing, finance, technology, and human resources. In addition to gaining access to their diverse and talented community of skills-based volunteers from around the world, Bold Solutions Network members will benefit from Catchafire's suite of educational programming and dedicated team of Nonprofit Advisors. This opportunity is open to all Bold Solutions Network member regardless of your geographic location. If you are not already taking advantage of the Catchafire membership and would like to learn more, please contact us.
IMAGO Global Grassroots
Organization Resilience Series
IMAGO Global Grassroots offered members of the Bold Solutions Network the opportunity to think about what their organizations are going through in this extraordinary moment of reflection and reinvention, and to start planning and taking the actions such as thinking through alternative leadership approaches that can bring greater resilience not only for the post-COVID-19 world, but also for a complex moment of transformation. Click here to access Organizational Resilience: A Guide for Challenging Times and recordings of the organizational resilience webinar.
Feminine Leadership Series
Studies about the characteristics of female leaders show that feminine values are associated with cooperation over competition; consensus over control; teamwork over hierarchy; intuition and sensing more than the rational; long-term gains more than short-term success. IMAGO Global Grassroots held a webinar and workshop examining these traits and how Bold Solutions Network members can implement them within their organizational leadership. IMAGO also hosted coaching circles with female leaders within the Network. Stay tuned for more resources and feminine leadership coaching opportunities from IMAGO.
Marts & Lundy
Marts & Lundy is working with five US-based Bold Solutions Network members to improve their fundraising strategy and capacity. Marts & Lundy will assist with areas such as program assessment, data analysis, and philanthropy strategy. These services will enhance the members’ impact on their work on racial equity in the United States. Stay tuned for updates and resources from Marts & Lundy.
Collaboration for Impact
Nonprofit Utopia offered a three-part workshop series for Bold Solutions Network members looking for a deeper dive in strengthening existing partnerships and laying firm foundations for entering new strategic alliances. Workshop topics include exploring collaboration models and collective impact, structuring memorandums of understanding and using technology to facilitate collaboration. Stay tuned for resources from this series!
Effecting Systems Change Through Policy and Advocacy
Nonprofit Utopia offered a three-part workshop series for Bold Solutions Network members looking for ways to significantly increase the impact of your work through systems change and grassroots advocacy to result in more equitable policies and practices. Workshop topics included developing and implementing community action plans, developing and implementing advocacy campaigns, and using technology to strengthen issue campaigns. Stay tuned for resources from this series!
Sattva Institutional Building Support for BSN Members Working in India
Accelerate for Impact
Sattva will support 12 Bold Solutions Network organizations and key partners based in India over a period of six months with capacity building in areas such as communications, fundraising, partnerships and organizational strategy. Support will include one-to-one mentorship, workshops, and networking opportunities. Stay tuned for updates from the Accelerate for Impact cohort!
Re-Imagining a Bold Future – Together Initiative
Rehmah Kasule is working with Bold Solutions Network members based in African countries on leadership development through the Re-Imagining a Bold Future – Together initiative. The six month program will assist organizations with topics such as scaling, strategy, communications, and financial sustainability. Cohort members will receive support through organization assessments, workshops, networking, and one-on-one coaching. Stay tuned for updates from the Re-Imagining a Bold Future cohort!
More opportunities for Bold Solutions Network members will be offered in the coming months. Members will be invited to these activities through email invitations. Stay tuned!