Building sustainable nonprofits, one event at a time

Is your nonprofit financially stable?

Many nonprofits struggle with increasing demand for their services while facing flat or decreased funding. The struggles are very real – and threaten the future of many worthwhile organizations.

Nonprofit capacity building can help you improve and enhance your ability to achieve your mission and become financially sustainable. Whether you are responsible for your nonprofit’s transformation, leadership, growth or performance, our capacity building programs provide you with knowledge, tools and strategies that you can use.


Because we thoroughly believe that it’s far more powerful to “teach a man to fish” than it is to provide the fish, the Nonprofit Capacity Conference is designed around knowledge-sharing.  2016’s new “un-conference” format will break the standard conference mold by bring your organization four powerful half-day workshops designed specifically for senior level nonprofit leaders.  Each workshop will include an engaging keynote speaker, a Q & A expert panel, and fantastic networking all while wrapping up by Noon each day so that you can begin implementing what you’ve learned immediately.  Our four themed workshops will provide proven strategies, help you navigate change management and build a healthy culture, give you the scoop on the apps and tools that can streamline your operations, and provide lessons in leadership.  Strengthen your nonprofit by attending all four or choose to send a senior leader in your organization to the workshop that fits them best.

We’re In!  What’s next?
The 2016 conference half-day workshops will be held from 8:00am-Noon at the convenient and metro accessible Embassy Suites Hotel- Crystal City at 1300 Jefferson

Davis Highway in Arlington, VA  on:
Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
Tuesday, September 13th, 2016
Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Registration is in full swing, join us now as space is limited in our new 4 workshop conference series. This is an event you won’t want to miss! Looking to support DC, MD, and VA area nonprofit leaders click here for sponsorship information.




After attending their training workshop, I decided to hire Brighter Strategies to help my agency develop a logic model for a challenging grant application. Thanks to their help we got the grant! The consultant I worked with is experienced, knowledgeable and responsive. I confidently recommend them to anyone in need of nonprofit planning and management consulting.

Executive Director, Virginia Legal Aid

As a nonprofit, we needed an outside expert who understood our unique structure as well as the services we provide. Brighter Strategies facilitated our strategic planning, empowered us to focus on quality and service while exploring our broader vision and delivered results. Their expertise has helped our organization measure success as we have moved forward in meaningful ways.

President, MVLE, Inc.

Brighter Strategies uses innovative tools to help us examine how our team is developing professionally and achieving our organization’s goals. We’ve had many ‘aha moments’ during our sessions using their ideas throughout the year to improve how we accomplish our work—from healthy group dynamics to understanding and mitigating conflicts to planning new initiatives.

Associate Director Children's Services, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Migration and Refugee Services

If you seek a partner who takes a fresh approach to your organization’s leadership concerns, goals or vision – there is none better than Brighter Strategies. Their approach to group process is so engaging that the very people who resisted will thank you for the learning opportunity.

Executive Office Coordinator Office of the President & CEO, InterAction

Brighter Strategies was a perfect match for our Rotary Club by providing excellent coaching for our Strategic Planning Process as well as enabling us to achieve a polished product in a very efficient manner. Liz and Cathleen were always available for guidance in each step of our process, provided impartiality that was greatly needed among our very diverse thinking membership and led two very fast moving productive workshops resulting in our Club Vision and Goals for the year. Many kudos to a great organization!

The Rotary Club of Carroll Creek, Frederick, MDThe Rotary Club of Carroll Creek