When we joined the Financial Resilience Program in 2016 we were in a stable financial position with steady growth but knew we needed to reduce our dependency on grants and diversify our funding. This program allowed for our leadership team to brainstorm and we came out with greater alignment in thinking and clarity about the actions needed to make this shift. As a concrete result, we dared to move forward with the initial steps of an individual donor initiative, in which we are now investing to implement permanently and more professionally, as well as a social enterprise. We also improved our ability to better align our support requests around our core mission, which implies a substantial change in our financial sustainability. I am confident about CELS’ financial future and recommend the program to others.