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Organizational Growth

Organizational growth covers all the ways your non-profit organization can thrive and grow. Find information and resources on fundraising, using technology, marketing, working with boards, and all other areas of organizational management.

Designed as a flexible, self-initiated, self-motivated, organizational self-improvement program, SOS offers arts organizations easy access to information about workshops, resources, best practices, tips and opportunities that can help them strengthen and grow.

Seattle organizations and agencies that provide training, consulting and mentoring services for local non-profits.

Link outside of City of Seattle web  Executive Service Corps
A non-profit providing affordable (sliding scale) consulting services -- including planning, human resources and financial management, board development, marketing, coaching, and meeting planning and facilitation. Over 90 volunteers of all ages from a wide range of professional backgrounds are available. The consultants' work is defined in a contract and their work is monitored by agency staff.

Link outside of City of Seattle web  Mission Movers
A partner of the Arts Resource Network.
A one-stop, capacity-building site for small to mid-sized non-profit organizations in the Puget Sound area. Visitors find a range of information, from organizational best practices to existing vendor and consultant options. Training, education and job opportunities are also available. Mission Movers hopes to build partnerships with potential content contributors and supporters, offer online channels for visitors to provide feedback on articles and vendors, provide online tools for non-profit staff to communicate via the Web site, and provide quick feedback to visitors' questions.

The Shunpike
Shunpike's mission is to strengthen the Seattle arts community by partnering with small and mid-size arts groups to develop the business tools they need to succeed. Shunpike offers: comprehensive back-office support services for groups working under its fiscal sponsorship umbrella; customized training and support in organizational development; and free and low-cost public workshops and events on topics and issues in arts administration.

Thinking of starting an arts organization but don't know where to begin? Explore Professional Growth - Starting an Organization.

Find upcoming professional development workshops and forums in Calendar.

Shown: Seattle Youth Symphony. Photo: Colleen Boyce.
Seattle Youth Symphony.
Photo: Colleen Boyce.
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