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Virtual Incubator

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What you will learn

BLOSSOM is designed to provide you with a professional education in nonprofit leadership, while helping you achieve measureable results that will advance your mission and make your nonprofit grow RIGHT NOW. Learn critical best practices, how to’s, and data proven application of theory, while receiving personalized guidance and problem solving from your own coach in one on one sessions every month. Additionally, gain insight and perspective from a network of your peers in a team environment,


In the first few days of your BLOSSOM enrollment, you and your coach will review your organizations needs and your personal growth needs to bring your nonprofit to a higher performance. You may be asked to take an assessment, the results of which will identify your influence style and your organizations gaps and opportunities. You can also choose and develop a strategy for your long term project- a key area for your nonprofits improvement that will elevate your organization to success by the end of the incubator program.

You will also be paired up with a group of executive leaders just like you, from across the U.S. Discuss timely nonprofit topics in facilitated groups, relevant to your work and to the field of nonprofit leadership. Month one is followed by a series of topical curriculum sessions, applied learning in core areas of business operations that are fundamental to your nonprofits success. Each month will offer readings from educational excerpts and other books on leadership, articles, videos, podcasts, slide decks and more, along with plenty of opportunity to interact with your coach.

For 90 minutes each month, meet in a virtual space with your professional coach to review that months learning, assignments, process on your long term project, and to receive recommendations and solutions to improve your outcomes. In your final month, we will help you assess your achievements and define a plan for continued progress and sustainability.

What is Included

  • Month long modules of online access to your learning workspace
  • Highly interactive, Personalized, Unlimited Coaching
  • Comprehensive, best practices curriculum to enhance organizational health, sustainability, and profitability.

  • Content rich, relevant, in-depth library and resource center
  • Collaborative platform emphasizing team approach
  • Multi-faceted approach for effective personal and organizational growth


  1. Orientation
  2. Organizational Health
  3. Financials
  4. Philanthropy and Fundraising
  5. Board Development
  6. Advocacy
  7. Programs and Service
  8. Human Resources
  9. Volunteers
  10. Governance and Policy
  11. Marketing, Communications and Public Relations
  12. Final Destination


Sondra Lintelmann-Dellaripa, President and Principal Consultant.

With over 25 years of executive level experience leading nonprofits of all sizes and industry representation, Sondra has set her sites on the 1.5M nonprofits in the U.S., designing vision, strategy, and innovative solutions to improve performance and sustainability. She believes the nonprofit sector is not only important but a critical aspect of an economically and socially thriving community.

A frequent speaker over the last 12 years, she has presented at Blackbaud’s International Conference on Philanthropy, NACHRI, AHP, AFP, and CANP. She is a frequently invited guest lecturer at Quinnipiac College and at Bay Path College’s Graduate Nonprofit Leadership program. She is a published contributor to a variety of well-known association journals. Sondra is trustee for the international nonprofit watchdog group Disaster Accountability Project, a board director for MakerspaceCT and has held volunteer positions as community advisor for the UN’s World Food Programme, and as a member of the grant approval committee for Susan G. Komen. She is an elected member of the National Honor Society for Business Delta Mu Delta.