Training and Events

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Winter 2021

Harnessing the Power of Key Performance Indicators and Dashboards

January 19, 2021
9:00 am-10:30 am

Organizations are transformed and empowered when they understand and use their numbers and data to drive mission impact.

Your funders want to know that their donation makes a difference.   Your team wants to know that the work they are doing truly changes lives.  Your board wants to understand the relationship between your finances and your mission delivery. Stories are compelling and engaging ways to communicate your impact.

Data can do more than inform, it can also transform.   Stories that incorporate tangible data will amplify your message.  In this workshop we will:

  • Explore Key Performance Indicators
  • Look at examples of how organizations are using Key Performance Indicators to advance their work
  • Share examples of dashboards
  • Discuss how best to report to your funders
  • Learn how to tell your story with data

In addition to looking at different types of dashboards, we will learn about the role of leading indicators and lagging indicators in charting success.

There is no cost for the workshop, but registration is required.


Participants of the workshop will have the opportunity to apply for a KPI Cohort Project grant through BLBB Charitable. Over the course of a year, the KPI Cohort Project grant will enable up to ten nonprofit leaders (and their teams) to build nonprofit capacity through the design of unique projects to manage the use of Key Performance Indicators within their organizations. Grantees will be selected through a competitive grant process.

The KPI Cohort will launch in early Spring of 2021.

Questions? Contact: Liz Vibber at 215-343-2727 |


WATCH NOW US Nonprofits: A Practical Guide to Global Mission Delivery

Gold Sponsor : Bookminders 

WATCH NOW Board Boot Camp: Governing in a Crisis

During this 60 minute session we will cover the roles and responsibilities of board members as well as discuss best practices that can be activated in addressing a crisis.  We will keep the call open for an additional 30 minutes for Q&A and to give participants a chance to connect and share.

Catalyst NPU-Our nonprofit university-style was held virtually August 17-18, 2020

Recordings are available for each session.  To inquire about a specific workshop recording, please contact Liz Vibber at or 215-343-2727.

August 17, 2020 EST
Session 1Session 2
9:00-10:00 amFor White Folks in Nonprofits and the Rest of Y’all: How to Start the Conversation
About Diversity--Jael Chambers, Cultured Enuf
Financial Leadership: Communicating the Financial Information that Matters-
Gregg Indictor, Your Part-Time Controller
10:30-11:30 amHow to Make Your Website Work for Your Nonprofit-Donna Botti, Delos Inc.Managing Emotions to Leverage Differences-Keith Willis, Coach to Achieve
1:30-2:30 pmManaging Projects & Teams in a Remote Setting- Dave Hollander, PMO SynergiesSuccess Secrets of Effective Nonprofit Board Members-Lisa Verges, Lisa Verges Consulting
3:00-4:00 pmCreating a Sustainable Volunteer Program-Karen Smith, Volunteer Center of the Lehigh ValleyWorking Together: From Collaborations to Mergers-Cindy Bergvall, Bee, Bergvall & Co.
August 18, 2020 EST
Session 1Session 2
9:00-10:00 amUnderstanding Nonprofit Financial Statements-Amy O’Connor, BookmindersC-19 Fundraising for Arts, Cultural & Environmental Nonprofits-Valerie Jones, Valerie M. Jones Associates
10:30-11:30 amEmpowered Leadership: Bringing our Best Selves or our Stressed Selves to Work-
We Can Choose-Alvina Peat, Williams-Peat Associates
Overcoming Barriers to Fundraising Success-Chad Barger, CFRE, Productive Fundraising
1:30-2:30 pmEmployment Issues for Nonprofits-Patricia Collins, Esq, AMM LawGoverning in a Crisis-Liz Vibber, Catalyst center for Nonprofit Management
3:00-4:00 pmThe Impact of Equitable Development-
Frank Robinson, Kairos Development Group
Creating a Culture of Accountability-Ken Byler, Higher Ground Consulting

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The Catalyst Center for Nonprofit Management is pleased to offer a series of one and two hour training sessions for busy Boards.  Note we are happy to provide virtual training options for your board!  Contact us for more information-

Our training professionals are able to attend your regular Board meetings and conduct mini-trainings in a variety of areas. Popular topics include:

  • Strategic Thinking for Boards
  • Board Roles and Responsibilities
  • The Board’s Role in a Development Plan
  • Understanding your Financial Statements

Allow us customize any topic to suit the needs of your Board. Trainings are 1 -2 hours in length and include handout materials. For more information, please contact Liz Vibber, 215-343-2727 or e-mail: