Learn How To Pivot Your Nonprofit’s Operations with Sarah Olivieri

Sarah Olivieri is here to discuss how to increase your productivity via operations within the framework, and through the lens of, Covid-19.

Sarah and I discuss:

  • Should non-profits apply for the CARES Act?
  • Planning your spending to survive (and thrive!) during this time
  • Different ways to expand your donor base
  • Building strategies for your nonprofit
  • What does it mean to pivot your operations?
  • The 8 different areas of nonprofit operations
  • Networking and developing relationships during coronavirus
  • Why taking risks is crucial for nonprofits
  • Sarah’s services that are currently available

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Sarah’s Top Quotes:

“Time is money is just as true for nonprofits. The secret sauce to speed is to hire experts who already know how to do ‘the thing.’ You need to bypass the learning curve or make it as short as possible.”

“There are two pieces when we build strategies. There is your mission and there are the specific steps you are taking to achieve your mission.”

“Growth is bigger impact, bigger monster of a nonprofit. Scale means bigger impact, but proportionally less effort in delivering that impact.”

“Brace yourself: You may have to cut your programming to boost up your fundraising capacity right now, because staying alive financially is what’s going to allow you to live another day to deliver your mission.”

“Focus gives you clarity. Once you have clarity, you can gain perspective. And once you have perspective of what’s going on, you gain certainity.”

Sarah’s Bio:

Sarah Olivieri is a nonprofit business strategist, #1 International Best Selling author, and former Executive Director. She has been featured on over 30 podcasts and is the creator of the Impact Method™ – a framework that helps nonprofits simplify their operations, build aligned teams, and make a bigger impact without getting overwhelmed or burning out.

Sarah received her BA from the University of Chicago with a focus on globalization and its effect on marginalized cultures, and holds a master’s degree in Humanistic and Multicultural Education from SUNY New Paltz.

Sarah has over 15 years of nonprofit leadership experience. She was the co-founder of the Open Center for Autism, the Executive Director of the Helping of War Foundation, and co-author of Lesson Plan a la Carte: Integrated Planning for Students with Special Needs.

As the founder and heart behind PivotGround, Sarah helps nonprofits make a big impact with relative ease.

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