In today’s world of uncertainty and rapid change there are inevitable “risks” associated with successfully fulfilling the mission of nonprofit organizations and community coalitions.  Leaders, and the organizations they lead, must be resilient and not lose sight of what is truly “important” in their rush to address the many demands of the “urgent”.  They must be able to face reality with courage, find meaning in hardship and improvise when faced with seemingly impossible obstacles.


Participants will be able to name/explain/use:

  • Resiliency research and methodologies to enhance and strengthen the capacity of leaders and their organizations, moving them beyond survival to significance and sustainability
  • Principles of the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) as a template for assessing organizational capacity
  • Strategies for continued organizational relevance and success


  • Drucker, P. F. Managing the Nonprofit Organization. New York: HarperCollins, 1990.
  • Drucker, P. F. The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Nonprofit. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.
  • Collins, J. C. Good to Great and the Social Sector. Boulder: Jim Collins, 2005
  • Henderson, N. Resiliency in Action: Practical Ideas for Overcoming Risks and Building Strengths in Youth, Families, and Communities. Ojai: Resiliency in Action, Inc.., 2007.
  • Brown, C. CBSG Program Facilitator Manual. Dallas: Rainbow Days, 2015

Format:  PowerPoint, Facilitated Discussion, Interactive Activities, Videos


  • 1 to 1.5 hrs. (Conferences only)
  • 3 hr. Workshop