Fortify

Fortify: (v) To strengthen the leadership, well-being, and sustainability of nonprofit leaders and organizations.

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The Nonprofit Institute at the University of San Diego is proud to partner with Fieldstone Leadership Network San Diego to create FORTIFY, a collection of offerings to strengthen the leadership, well-being and sustainability of nonprofit leaders and organizations. FORTIFY was curated in response to feedback from nonprofit leaders regarding COVID-19 and in recognition of the tremendous strain under which nonprofit leaders are working to sustain organizations, manage teams and serve clients. FORTIFY aims to nourish San Diego's nonprofit leaders as they lead through this unprecedented time.

This new program series will offer opportunities for participants to learn from industry experts and USD faculty on topics vital to their professional development and personal well-being. We understand that if we lose our nonprofit leaders to illness or burnout, the recovery of the sector and of our broader San Diego community will be at greater risk.

Courses and learning opportunities will be offered regularly and will feature topics to support nonprofit executives in addressing the personal and professional challenges of a current-day nonprofit leader.

FORTIFY will feature two webinars each week – one focused on organizational leadership and one focused on personal leadership and wellness.

Each webinar will be one hour long and be hosted from 12 noon to 1 pm.  Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch and join us! Each session will be offered on a sliding scale beginning with a free offering and a maximum of $50 with proceeds going to support the research and data collection necessary for our sector to recover. 

To date, The Nonprofit Institute has conducted two industry-wide surveys.  The results have helped to inform policymakers, nonprofit leaders and philanthropists navigate the developing phases of San Diego's shelter-in-place orders.  As we move through the recovery efforts required COVID-19, The Nonprofit Institute’s research survey continue and be available as a community resource.  Attendees may choose the fee level that is right for them:

  • $0 – Option for those most impacted by COVID-19
  • $35 – General Support
  • $50 – General Support and help to make this program available to those most impacted by COVID-19. All funds will go to sector research and capacity building efforts.

Offerings (Click on Workshop Title to Register)

May 6Fundraising During an Epic Crisis: Launching a Campaign During a Pandemic – Sally Dadmun Bixby, Philanthropy Studio, LLC

Webinar Recording | Presentation Slides and Handouts

May 8Coaching Basics: How to Support and Motivate Others During COVID-19 – Linda Lebowitz, University of San Diego

Webinar Recording | Presentation Slides

May 12Exercising Good Governance in Uncertain Times – Lyn Corbett, University of San Diego

Webinar Recording | Presentation Slides

May 15Personal and Professional Resilience in a Time of Pandemic – Dr. Zachary Green, University of San Diego

Webinar Recording | Presentation Slides

May 19Financial Scenario Planning in a COVID-19 World: A 5-Step Process – Bob Beatty, Beatty & Company

May 22Mindfulness and Self Care: How to Manage Stress and Avoid Burnout – Danell Scarborough, Convening for Change

May 26Nonprofit Legal Issues in the Age of COVID-19 – The Brief Legal Clinic

May 29Crafting your Credentials: Creating a Powerful Resume and LinkedIn Profile – Trevor Blair, Blair Search Partners

June 2Dare to Lead (Courageous Leadership) Part 1 – Dr. Lorri Sulpizio, Conscious Leadership Academy

June 5Dare to Lead (Courageous Leadership) Part 2 – Dr. Lorri Sulpizio, Conscious Leadership Academy

June 16Adaptive Organizations: How to Lead When You Don’t Have the Answers Part 1 – Lyn Corbett, University of San Diego

June 19Adaptive Organizations: How to Lead When You Don’t Have the Answers Part 2 – Lyn Corbett, University of San Diego