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Virtual Incubator

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Course Offerings

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


Sondra Lintelmann-Dellaripa, President and Principal Consultant.

Sondra Dellaripa has held leadership roles in the non-profit industry for 25 years, ending her corporate career as Vice President for a large regional health network in northeast Connecticut.  She launched BLOSSOM in 2015 to serve the nonprofit sector in building capacity for good. She specializes in strategic planning, organizational audit and assessments, capital campaigns and major gifts, research and benchmarking, board development, and corporate partnerships. Sondra has been a frequent conference speaker over the last 12 years, presenting at Blackbaud’s International Conference on Philanthropy, NACHRI, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals conferences. She is published in leading industry journals. She is an invited lecturer at Quinnipiac University and Bay Path College’s Nonprofit Management Curriculum and provides curriculum development for CANP. Sondra has held volunteer positions as the Vice Chair for the Disaster Accountability Project, out of Washington DC; as a community advisor for the UN’s World Food Programme; and as a member of the grant approval committee for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. She currently serves as a governor for the board of NANOE, and is an elected member of the International Association of Women and the National Honor Society for Business, Delta Mu Delta.