If you are a long-time member of our Nonprofit Marketing Guide community (or just someone who pays attention to this kind of stuff), you may have noticed that we have been experimenting quite a bit the last year with various training and coaching formats.
I’ve been in search of the sweet spot between one-off, quick training and the longer-term, in-depth coaching and consulting.
The first is limited in that you are on your own to implement what you learn in the training, but it is fast and affordable. The second produces great long-lasting results, but is often perceived as too much of a time and financial commitment.
So, I thought to myself, what about six weeks where we pick a very specific project and work intensely on it? Thus the Accelerator Series was born.
Here’s the concept:
- We give you templates to start with.
- We give you a step-by-step process to follow, with accountability built in.
- You do the work, with support from me and other participants.
- You leave with a finished product (or very close).
In other words, give me six weeks, and we’ll get some sh*t done.
Four people have signed up for our first go at this: The “Sharing Your Progress” Accelerator where we will work on short annual reports, thank you videos, and/or reporting dashboards. I cannot wait to get started and to see how the process works.
If you want to join us and get your annual report, video or dashboard done, you still can, and I’ve decided to make the early bird price permanent, so you haven’t missed out. Registration closes next Friday, October 2 and we start Monday, October 5.
But even if you don’t want to register, I would love to hear what you think about the format.
What do you recommend as the best middle ground between quickie training and months-long coaching/consulting?
Please share your thoughts in the comments. Kristina and I are getting together very soon to map out our 2016 plan and we’d love your ideas on the best way to help you get where YOU want to go as a nonprofit communications professional.