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Nonprofit Lifecycles Workshop (Virtual)

September 25, 2024 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM (MST)


Now Free for Members to Attend!

Includes consultation hours - see details below.

Investing In Your Nonprofit's Capacity

Course Description:

During this interactive, hands-on workshop, organizational teams of 3 to 5 will learn about the 7 Nonprofit Lifecycle Stages that include: Idea, Start-up, Growth, Maturity, Decline, Turnaround, and Terminal. Then they will apply these stages to a real-life nonprofit case study. Following a discussion about the case, teams will work together in collaboration with Nonprofit Lifecycle consultants to determine what stage their organization is currently in. 

This training will help nonprofits assess capacity imbalances throughout their organization and will help them then determine what areas they should be focusing on for growth.

About the Lifecycles Institute:

The concept of lifecycle capacity building was developed by Susan Kenny Stevens, Ph.D., founder of the Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute and author of Nonprofit Lifecycles: Stage-based Wisdom for Nonprofit Capacity, which is considered essential reading and a guiding force in the nonprofit community.

Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute is a community of nonprofits, funders, consultants, and academic practitioners who understand the direct relationship between a nonprofit organization’s operating capacity and the ability to effectively deliver the services and programs defined in their mission.

"This was one of the best workshops I've ever attended."

"I'm so very grateful...and excited. Big things are ahead for us!"

Attendance Requirements:

Organizational registrations are available for teams of CEOs/EDs, Board Chairs and incoming Board Chairs, and other key staff team members.
  • The CEO/ED must attend (If no FTE staff then the Board Chair must attend).

  • At least 3 people, no more than 5, from an organization must attend (strictly enforced because this is a "working" workshop; If you have questions about this, please contact us at

    • It is ideal, but not required, if the Board Chair or one Board Member can be present (Board Chair is required if no FTE staff).

    • NOTE: If you are an AZIFG member, please make sure everyone you are registering has a profile within your organizational account or the ticket will not be free.

  • Organizations must utilize their free consultation opportunity within 2-3 months after the workshop. (Consultations are to be completed virtually with each organization receiving a minimum of 4 hours ($600+ value) of consulting. This workshop benefit is only available to Arizona nonprofits, not to peer associations at this time.)

*Cancelation Policy - refunds can only be given if a cancelation request is sent/called in at least one week before the event to


Members - $0 per person

Non-Members* - $145 per person

  • *In many cases membership may be less the cost of the workshop, please contact Member Services for more information -
  • *Non-member scholarships are available to Arizona participants ONLY - Click here to see if your organization qualifies! 

Registration includes a minimum 4 hours of consultation for Arizona organizations and lifecycles e-book for each attendee.

Workshop Follow-Up Consultation:

(Available to Arizona participants ONLY)

A week after the workshop, the attending nonprofit organization will be responsible for sending in their current Lifecycle Placement and Capacity Improvement plan (both short and long term). The majority of this information will be completed during the training. 

Participants who complete the follow-up Capacity Improvement Plan, will be eligible for a minimum of 4 hours of consulting per organization, a $600+ value. (This benefit is only available to nonprofits headquartered in Arizona at this time of consultation)* from a trained and experienced Nonprofit Lifecycle Consultant with the purpose of clarifying and providing direction on Capacity Improvement goals. 

This consultation will need to be completed within 2-3 months after attending this workshop and will be held virtually.

*Dependent upon number of registered organizations, therefore consultation could include more hours.  

Our Facilitators:

The Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute engages local experts who know and serve their communities as part of our team. The NLI teams meet on a regular basis to ensure strategic alignment and oversight of all projects.

Colleen Conley, MNLM, CLCC has extensive experience facilitating collaborative groups and creating action-oriented strategic plans. She takes a holistic view to working with her clients and utilizes a Nonprofit Lifecycles lens in much of her work.

Colleen holds a Master of Nonprofit and Leadership and Management degree from Arizona State University (ASU). Prior to co-founding ckSYNERGY, she had a career at national and international law firms, where she facilitated teams to improve client service and developed firm-wide and team-specific strategic plans to implement the firms’ goals. Within and across sectors, Colleen has managed diverse -- and at-times competing -- agendas to create cohesive and actionable plans.

Colleen is a Certified Lifecycle Capacity Consultant and has received training from the American Management Association in Facilitation and has completed Interim Executive Director Training.

Amanda Kaye, MNLM, CLCC collaborates with clients to strengthen their organizations and build healthy, resilient communities. As a Certified Lifecycle Capacity Consultant, she approaches her work with a holistic Nonprofit Lifecycles Framework to develop the capacity of nonprofits. Her expertise includes facilitating meetings, retreats, focus groups, and workshops; crafting action-oriented business and strategic plans; coaching board members and leadership to exceed goals; and building compelling narratives. After graduating from the University of Arizona, Amanda Kaye received a Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management degree from Arizona State University.


Members: $0 per person

Non-Members*: $145 per person

- *In many cases membership may be less the cost of the workshop, please contact Member Services for more information -

- *Non-member scholarships are available to Arizona participants ONLY - Click here to see if your organization qualifies!

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