Financial Innovation & Resilience


Where: Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Intensive dates: March 4-5-6, 2024

Accompaniment dates: April 4, May 16, June 6, July 11


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What to expect

Join us in Bali in March 2024 to unlock the confidence you need to build financial strength. Spring in partnership with Platform Usaha Sosial (PLUS) is offering our Financial Innovation and Resilience (FIRE) Fundamentals program, a 4-month long dynamic and interactive learning journey for developing essential capacities for building greater, mission-aligned financial strength.

Organizations and networks around the world working to advance social and climate justice face a volatile and rapidly changing political and funding landscape. The work is complex and the need to adequately resource is ever-present. 

What if you and your leadership team could: 

  • Bring the same resilience to building financial strength as you bring to programming?
  • Use a creative, entrepreneurial approach to grow your base of supporters?
  • Gain new perspectives on money to inform your strategies?
  • Employ user-friendly financial health indicators in decision-making?

Spring has collaborated with funders and organizations around the world to build organizational resilience, making sure that social change actors have the strategic finance plans in place to build a better world. Clients and partners include private foundations such as the Ford, MacArthur and Tides Foundations as well as organizations like Publish What You Pay, International Center for Not-for-profit Law, Luchadoras and Green Foundation Nepal... and many more!

Scroll down for more details about this in-person March 2024 training.

  • Build a new toolbox that you can apply to your work immediately.

  • Form a customized action plan informed by clinics and one-on-one consultation.

  • Create a budgeting strategy that projects and captures income, costs and recovery of costs.

  • Explore a user-friendly dashboard of key financial health indicators that can be easily absorbed by your staff and board.

  • Learn a creative, entrepreneurial approach to growing and strengthening your base of supporters through all your communications channels.

  • Gain invaluable knowledge for shaping engagement with funders leading to both transactional and transformational relationships.
  • Discover a fresh capacity to respond to changes in the funding and financing landscape.

Program Overview

Since 2012, Spring's Financial Innovation & Resilience program has supported leadership teams from close to 400 social and climate justice organizations in over 54 countries. It is infused with experiences from organizations dealing with shrinking civic space as well as those working under more favourable circumstances, offering a rare opportunity to gain both global and local insights that can be applied in different contexts and organizations. 

Your program will begin with a 3-day in-person intensive, where you will interactively explore and understand four key areas in relation to building financial strength: Funding Landscape, Resource Mobilization, Strategic Finance and Purposeful Communications. Through peer support and cross-learning, you will begin developing a FIRE action plan for your organization or network. 

Following your 3-day intensive, you will continue refining and implementing your action plan with four months of accompaniment in the form of three thematic webinars, three cross-learning sessions with other groups in your cohort, a one-on-one session with a coach and a program completion session. 

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Details in brief

Language of instruction: English

Number of participants: Up to 50 participants

Group composition: Executive directors 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.  

Location of in-person Intensive: Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Workshop materials: Multimedia resources including e-modules for self-directed learning, animations, videos, primers, tools and templates via Spring’s FIRE Learning Lab.

What's included: All registrations include post-intensive group sessions, three small-group coaching sessions and an individual coaching session, intensive materials, lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments. Participants are responsible for accommodation, travel-related expenses and all meals outside of lunch. 

Day 1-3

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Central Indonesia Time

Day 4
Strategic Finance
Day 5
Purposeful Communications
MAY 16
Day 6
Capital Reserves
Day 7
Keeping Momentum

Meet the team

The March training will be facilitated by Spring in partnership with PLUS, a dynamic social enterprise operating in Indonesia since 2016. Your facilitators will be:

Ellen Sprenger Co-Executive Director
Ellen Sprenger
Mo Salomon FIRE Program Facilitator
Mo Salomon
Kishani headshot FIRE Program Facilitator
Kishani Cader
Novi headshot FIRE Program Facilitator
Novi Meyanto
Rico Setiawan FIRE Program Facilitator
Rico Setiawan
Hadi headshot FIRE Program Facilitator
Hadi Prayitno
Lucia Carrasco FIRE Lead
Lucía Carrasco Scherer

Sliding scale

We work to make our programs as accessible as we can and offer a sliding scale with three tiers of program payment rates. 
When you register below, please choose the fee based on your circumstances.

A group of women stand in a circle having a discussion during a training and participants are all paying attention to a woman in the center with a yellow sweater

We work to make our programs as accessible as we can and offer a sliding scale of program payment rates. When you register below, please choose the fee based on your circumstances.

1. Redistribution Rate: US $2,750

This is for organizations based in the Global North or with an annual budget above US$2 million. It’s also designed for individuals with access to wealth or with an annual income over US$70,000. Payment at this rate covers the costs of the program and allows for a contribution to support the participation of organizations and individuals with less access to wealth.

2. Full Cost Rate: US $2,250

This is for organizations with an annual budget above US$1-2 million. It’s also designed for individuals with an annual income of US$50,000 - US$70,000. 

Don’t see an affordable rate? 

If the above rates are not affordable to you, please get in touch with us to let us know and we can discuss what might be possible. Also, reach out to us to learn more about team pricing.