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Bold Solutions Network Update

Bold Solutions Network Member Update

July 28, 2020

Highly-ranked applicants in the competitions Lever for Change manages are eligible to become Bold Solutions Network (BSN) members. BSN members have access to ongoing learning opportunities offered through Lever for Change. These opportunities are designed to continue to help strengthen members' project design and plans, as well as to increase the impact of their work.

The current program includes webinars on building resilience through IMAGO Global Grassroots, access to pro-bono professional volunteers through Catchafire, and public-speaking workshops through VoiceActivated.

BSN members are taking advantage of pro bono project assistance from Catchafire. Since April, members have been matched with professionals for 29 projects, such as organizational branding and recruiting, resulting in 452 hours donated and cost savings of almost $100,000. BSN members have free access to Catchafire and their network of skilled volunteers through April 2021.

IMAGO Global Grassroots held a webinar for 17 U.S.-based members on organizational resilience during challenging times. Members learned how to mitigate the impact of trauma from crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Six members went on to participate in a workshop and receive one-on-one coaching with IMAGO leaders. IMAGO will facilitate an organizational resilience webinar and workshop for non-U.S. based organizations in late July.

Upcoming: VoiceActivated will host three public speaking workshops on July 30, August 6 and August 27. Participants will discover the essential qualities that every public speaker must possess. Sattva will also launch an intensive cohort-based capacity building support program, Accelerate for Impact Initiative, in August for BSN members based in, or working in, India. IMAGO will also host a webinar which will explore how female leadership traits have resulted in success during the COVID-19 pandemic and how organizations can utilize these strategies in their organizational leadership. If you are interested in any of these upcoming events please keep an eye on your email or email us.

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