Fostering Lasting Impact:
How Funders Can Build Capacity for Program Sustainability 

As a funder and grantmaker, do you ever wonder about:
  • The sustainability of the programs you fund? 
  • What happens when the funding ends? (And it ALWAYS ends.) 
  • How  you can foster program sustainability among your grantees? 

Nonprofit and program sustainability is not just about funding, it's the product of a proactive, step-by-step process. Join us March 5th for an interactive and engaging webinar specifically tailored to funders that covers which organizational factors are associated with greater sustainability in the research, and the steps to developing a formal sustainability action plan.  Leave with practical tools for building the sustainability capacity of your grantees so their innovations can have a lasting impact. 

"Kylie has worked with several very different groups of our grantees on program sustainability with rave reviews. Her approach, and the tools she has developed are practical and engaging, regardless of where an organization is developmentally. So much so that we have brought her back multiple times to work with some of the same grantees to support them going forward."
Kim Leonard, Senior Research Officer, Oregon Community Foundation

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this webinar you will be able to:
  • Explain the importance of program sustainability from a funders' perspective. 
  • State the factors associated with greater program sustainability.
  • List the steps in developing a formal sustainability action plan.
  • Employ two tools to help grantees develop their own sustainability plans.

Who This Session is For
This session will appeal to foundations, grant makers, and other funders in all sectors. If your grants are time-limited, sustainability is an issue for your grantees. 

March 5, 2019, 10:00 - 11:30 am Pacific Time

$100 USD/$130 CDN (includes GST)

Kylie Hutchinson is an independent consultant to nonprofits and Principal of  Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation She has been training nonprofits across the US and Canada on program sustainability planning for fifteen years.  Kylie's passion is developing practical and timely resources for nonprofits and evaluators. She is the author of three books on program planning and evaluation:  Survive and Thrive: Three Steps to Securing Your Program's Sustainability ,   A Short Primer on Innovative Evaluation Reporting , and  Evaluation Failures: 22 Tales of Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned .  
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Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation