Sector Capacity Builders

Integrating Applied Wisdom into your consulting or program work will:

  • Elevate the mindset and expand the performance of everyone you coach, teach and serve
  • Augment your training and coaching toolkit
  • Add value to your program offerings
  • Strengthen your own organization’s management and leadership skills

Engage in shared learning conversations and practices and provide implementation feedback on how you are effectively integrating Applied Wisdom in your client or teaching work by joining Applied Wisdom’s Capacity Builders Impact Circle. Contact Info@AppliedWisdomforNonprofits.org.

APPLIED WISDOM DIAGNOSTIC

Using the Applied Wisdom framework, have your clients identify their organization’s strengths and improvement areas. (Download this fillable diagnostic here.)

I. CULTURE - How people act and interact.

The behaviors within your organization align with its values.

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All people in the organization – staff, volunteers and board – demonstrate respect and trust toward each other.

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All staff and management feel comfortable regularly sharing troubling or bad news in order to address problems.

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II. PLANNING – The strategy and resources to achieve mission.

Your organization regularly assesses macro and micro driving forces impacting your programs and services in order to respond to change.

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Your organization adequately invests in its people and infrastructure to achieve excellence and impact.

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Your organization effectively prioritizes and retains focus on its top three goals and objectives.

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III. IMPLEMENTATION – Actions to ensure desired results.

Your organization moves quickly from planning to implementation of its ideas.

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Your organization embodies a culture of accountability reinforcing individual ownership of problems.

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No matter how you assessed your organization, you will learn from reading Applied Wisdom’s insights and engaging in the thought-provoking Conversation Starters with your colleagues.

Testimonials

"I am thrilled to use these insights every chance I can in my work with nonprofit and philanthropic leaders. The insights are not just practical; they are elegant, precise and profoundly helpful.
Jill Blair
Strategy & Organizational Consultant for Nonprofits & Philanthropy
“I love that book so much that I gave it to all my clients. It’s a gem in terms of management and leadership tips.”
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Linda Keegan Consulting
“We’re sharing this booklet with our nonprofit membership and incorporating it into our staff and board training program curriculums. It’s useful for agencies of all sizes and domains.”
Larissa Robideaux
Executive Director, Center for Excellence in Nonprofits
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