“This course will completely change your views and feelings on money and relationships with donors."
Our internationally acclaimed Financial Innovation and Resilience (FIRE) program is a comprehensive training with multi-month accompaniment that helps social change organizations build greater financial strength.
It teaches the fundamentals of financial resilience and equips teams with new tools and strategies to better respond to an increasingly volatile and rapidly changing political and funding landscape. We also collaborate with funders, governments and corporations in service of civil society, seeking to deepen understanding of what it takes for movements to be financially healthy. We deliver the FIRE program in English, Spanish and Portuguese as well as in other languages through simultaneous interpretation.
Who’s it for? Executive directors, board members and senior staff who lead in the areas of finance, resource mobilization and strategic communications, as well as foundation staff providing financial support to these leaders.
You can see some of the organizations who have gone through FIRE here.
Build a customized action plan using new tools from Spring
Develop a budgeting strategy that accounts for income, costs and full cost recovery
Anticipate and respond to changes in the funding and financing landscape
Monitor progress with a user-friendly dashboard of key financial health indicators
Evaluate and pursue opportunities for income diversification
Create messaging that shapes powerful engagement, action and resource mobilization
Practice new prospecting techniques for building relationships with funders
Access an international community of peers to learn alongside