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You go into nonprofit work to make a difference in the world…to serve…to have an impact. Yet this impulse gets many teams and organizations into trouble.

You may be trying to be all things to all people. This leads to a proliferation of programs and services. They may have made sense when they were first created. But do they fit today’s reality? Learn about a rigorous process that enables you to review your portfolio of programs and initiatives and make strategic decisions.

Here’s what you’ll take away from the session:

  • Understand the elements of organizational sustainability
  • Identify the four key components of the sustainability matrix
  • Consider how to apply the sustainability matrix in your context

Please note our Learn@Lunch program will now be held at the Nonprofit Village office.


Carol Hamilton HeadshotCarol Hamilton, Principal, Grace Social Sector Consulting, LLC, helps nonprofits and associations become more strategic and innovative for greater mission impact. She provides organization effectiveness consulting, meeting design and facilitation, and training to organizations.

A strategic thinker, Carol works with teams and organizations to envision and frame their future strategic direction. Practical in her approach, she helps organizations think through who is key to creating their future, how to gather insights from these stakeholders, consider the big picture, imagine new possibilities, come to agreement on their future goals and create an initial action plan to get started.

Carol has more than 25 years of experience in the association and nonprofit sectors, working at education and human-service related organizations with a range of missions. Carol speaks and trains frequently on leadership, strategy and innovation topics. She graduated from Swarthmore College and has her Masters in Organization Development from American University. She is a Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant, has trained with BoardSource and has a certificate in Design thinking from University of Virginia.