Nonprofits

You know your cause is important...

...but how do you organize effectively to serve it?

  • We can show you how to build effectiveness into the structures and processes of your organization.

You know your donors are an essential part of the team...

...but how do you make sure they know that?

  • We can help you create an organizational culture where donors know their value, and know what value their support is providing.

Ready to Use

The ideas have been cleverly worked out for a very long time and are at the point of being ready to be taught and used. We were well-trained and it is usable NOW. For 12 hours training this was a stunning achievement. Fantastic! Best bunch of new ideas I have heard for a long time.

Dave Burrows, Director, AIDS Projects Management Group, and member of Narara Ecovillage

2017-06-27T15:55:11+00:00

Dave Burrows, Director, AIDS Projects Management Group, and member of Narara Ecovillage

The ideas have been cleverly worked out for a very long time and are at the point of being ready to be taught and used. We were well-trained and it is usable NOW. For 12 hours training this was a stunning achievement. Fantastic! Best bunch of new ideas I have heard for a long time.

Creative Solutions & Good Vibes

What a valuable tool Dynamic Governance is. I have been working with Sheella Mierson, a gifted instructor of this process, and she is great! With only one of the techniques I learned from her we were able to cut through a thorny impasse in our Board and generate a creative solution with good vibes all around. WOW.

Rabbi Marcia Prager, P'nai Or Jewish Renewal community of Philadelphia, PA, and Director and Dean of Ordination Programs for ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal

2017-06-27T16:01:43+00:00

Rabbi Marcia Prager, P'nai Or Jewish Renewal community of Philadelphia, PA, and Director and Dean of Ordination Programs for ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal

What a valuable tool Dynamic Governance is. I have been working with Sheella Mierson, a gifted instructor of this process, and she is great! With only one of the techniques I learned from her we were able to cut through a thorny impasse in our Board and generate a creative solution with good vibes all around. WOW.

Fewer Meetings, Better Decisions

We adopted dynamic governance and all of a sudden there is a room full of empowered people helping make decisions. People feel different. I’d say that at the end of 100% of our circle meetings - where we set policy - everyone says, 'My goodness. I feel so much more energized.' We have fewer meetings over time as we’ve implemented Dynamic Governance, the decisions are better, and the follow-through is better because everyone’s on board.

Paul Kervick, Outreach Coordinator and Board Member, Vermont

2016-04-19T14:07:50+00:00

Paul Kervick, Outreach Coordinator and Board Member, Vermont

We adopted dynamic governance and all of a sudden there is a room full of empowered people helping make decisions. People feel different. I’d say that at the end of 100% of our circle meetings - where we set policy - everyone says, 'My goodness. I feel so much more energized.' We have fewer meetings over time as we’ve implemented Dynamic Governance, the decisions are better, and the follow-through is better because everyone’s on board.

Meeting visitor awed by trust and open communication

Dynamic Governance has allowed us to have open-hearted conversations about emotionally-laden topics and develop policies we were not able to handle before. One visitor, new to dynamic governance, was in awe of the trust and open communication in our meeting.

Cynthia Kennedy, Founding Member, Open Floor International

2017-07-03T10:37:55+00:00

Cynthia Kennedy, Founding Member, Open Floor International

Dynamic Governance has allowed us to have open-hearted conversations about emotionally-laden topics and develop policies we were not able to handle before. One visitor, new to dynamic governance, was in awe of the trust and open communication in our meeting.

A Collective Effort Like no Other

When we set up the International Conscious Movement Teachers Association we wanted to create a genuinely inclusive organisation run on a less hierarchical model. It’s been quite a journey - learning new ways of being - transparency, equivalence...passing decisions of to those responsible for the area of work - and letting them get on with it! We ended up with a lot more than we had bargained for. More hard-work in some ways...but also a collective effort like no others, and intelligent decision-making that genuinely stems from collaboration and creativity. The biggest surprise for many of us is how heart-warming the process is - and how it supports the making of bonds between us.

Tim Foskett, Director, International Conscious Movement Teachers Association

2016-04-19T14:29:27+00:00

Tim Foskett, Director, International Conscious Movement Teachers Association

When we set up the International Conscious Movement Teachers Association we wanted to create a genuinely inclusive organisation run on a less hierarchical model. It’s been quite a journey - learning new ways of being - transparency, equivalence...passing decisions of to those responsible for the area of work - and letting them get on with it! We ended up with a lot more than we had bargained for. More hard-work in some ways...but also a collective effort like no others, and intelligent decision-making that genuinely stems from collaboration and creativity. The biggest surprise for many of us is how heart-warming the process is - and how it supports the making of bonds between us.

Professional Support Pays Off

My advice to organizations planning or implementing Dynamic Governance is to get assistance from a Dynamic Governance Consultant. Doing that improved and speeded up the process for us, rather than leaving us to reinvent the wheel, which can be time consuming and costly.

Richard Heitfield, President, Creative Urethanes, Winchester, Virginia

2017-06-27T16:21:16+00:00

Richard Heitfield, President, Creative Urethanes, Winchester, Virginia

My advice to organizations planning or implementing Dynamic Governance is to get assistance from a Dynamic Governance Consultant. Doing that improved and speeded up the process for us, rather than leaving us to reinvent the wheel, which can be time consuming and costly.

Best Approach in 25 Years

Dynamic governance is the best approach to organizational design that I have seen in twenty-five years of consulting.

Ira Chaleff, Founder and President of Executive Coaching & Consulting Associates

2017-06-27T15:58:49+00:00

Ira Chaleff, Founder and President of Executive Coaching & Consulting Associates

Dynamic governance is the best approach to organizational design that I have seen in twenty-five years of consulting.

Giving Volunteers an Essential Voice

Dynamic governance has helped our membership and attendance at events expand tremendously. Now our volunteers show up, do great work running the dances, and come back to do more. I think they really know they have an essential voice in the organization.

President of a city dance organization

2016-04-19T14:13:44+00:00

President of a city dance organization

Dynamic governance has helped our membership and attendance at events expand tremendously. Now our volunteers show up, do great work running the dances, and come back to do more. I think they really know they have an essential voice in the organization.

Fosters cooperation and trust

Dynamic governance shifts us away from the old command-and-control structures with which most of us grew up -- structures that often fostered fear, control, and competition among people. What we have instead now is a system that fosters cooperation and trust, allowing room for a new way of working together. It's beautiful to witness.

Cynthia Kennedy, Founding Member, Open Floor International

2017-07-03T10:27:43+00:00

Cynthia Kennedy, Founding Member, Open Floor International

Dynamic governance shifts us away from the old command-and-control structures with which most of us grew up -- structures that often fostered fear, control, and competition among people. What we have instead now is a system that fosters cooperation and trust, allowing room for a new way of working together. It's beautiful to witness.

All voices heard

I was especially struck by how the structure of the meeting allowed all voices to be heard, and resisted any one person dominating the discussion. I have held leadership positions in several nonprofit organizations and work with nonprofits in my consulting business, so I have spent a lot of time in meetings! I think so many organizations -- not just nonprofits -- will find they can accomplish more, and more inclusively, using a sociocratic meeting model.

Kristen Sbrogna, parent at Five Creeks Studio educational resource center for homeschooling families

2017-07-03T10:43:15+00:00

Kristen Sbrogna, parent at Five Creeks Studio educational resource center for homeschooling families

I was especially struck by how the structure of the meeting allowed all voices to be heard, and resisted any one person dominating the discussion. I have held leadership positions in several nonprofit organizations and work with nonprofits in my consulting business, so I have spent a lot of time in meetings! I think so many organizations -- not just nonprofits -- will find they can accomplish more, and more inclusively, using a sociocratic meeting model.

Access Collective Intelligence

It's phenomenal how it accesses and makes available all the intelligence in the group.

Executive Director of a state green building alliance

2016-04-19T14:12:28+00:00

Executive Director of a state green building alliance

It's phenomenal how it accesses and makes available all the intelligence in the group.

Do better at doing good!

We can show you how to

  • create an effective, participatory organization where everyone gives their best to your cause.
  • resolve internal tensions and increase donor engagement and retention.