Design Thinking, born in the corporate innovation world, has come to the nonprofit sector!
Design Thinking is a user-centered approach, drawing upon logic, imagination, intuition, and systemic reasoning, to solve complex problems and find desirable solutions.
Join CNL and internationally renowned speaker, Kay Sprinkel Grace for this full day workshop where we ask: Are we solving the right problems? Do we find ourselves focusing more on organizational issues within our organizations than on designing solutions to the chronic issues we address? We respond well to crises — always addressing the needs that arise — but how can we apply that same focus to our ongoing work?
In this workshop, you will learn the basics of Design Thinking, and understand how to apply it in different ways — from solving specific problems in your organization to creating innovation on your team (including the board) to collaborating with your volunteers and to designing the future of our industry. This is a very useful, flexible methodology for today’s nonprofit workplace.
We will explore our role in the visionary betterment of our community, and why collaborative design thinking is critical to this moment. Join us and learn to build design thinking into your daily work and become more focused on creating long term solutions. Embrace how to keep, as our central mission, not what we see in the mirror, but rather, what we see through our windows.
The Center for Nonprofit Leadership is excited and honored to bring Kay to Nevada County. Kay Sprinkel Grace is Principal and Founder of Transforming Philanthropy. Since 1989, she has served as Principal of her own firm, has published seven books and countless articles, won numerous awards, including the 2013 Henry A. Rosso Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Ethical Fundraising, as well as being one of the first AFP Distinguished Fellows. She also serves on a number of boards, including the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in San Francisco. To learn more about Kay, visit her website.
The Importance of Team Attendance: The more participants from the same nonprofit who attend the workshop together, the more effective this training will be for that organization in implementing the ideas learned and explored. CNL understands this and is providing this opportunity to learn with an internationally acclaimed independent consultant, speaker, facilitator, and writer at a notably discounted rate enabling organizations to bring a team (staff and/or board) to the event.
Suggested Participants: Teams, including Executive Directors, Board Members and Staff, from Nonprofit Organizations, City and County Government Agencies, local business leaders and philanthropists.
Date and Time: Thursday, October 11th, 9:00am –4:00pm
Location: Gold Miners Inn, 121 Bank St, Grass Valley (map)
Presenter: Kay Sprinkel Grace, CFRE, Principal and Founder of Transforming Philanthropy
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:
Dan and Joanne Castles and
AND OUR UNDERWRITERS: