BLOSSOM: The eLearning Platform for Serious Do-Gooders.
What you will learn
BLOSSOM is designed to provide you with ongoing professional education in nonprofit leadership, while helping you achieve measurable results that will advance your mission and make your nonprofit grow RIGHT NOW with a personalized coaching program.
Learn critical best practices, how to’s, and data proven application of theory, while receiving expert guidance and problem solving from your coach in one on one sessions every month.
You'll also gain insight and perspective from a network of your peers in a team environment through guided chats and explore unique insights in monthly webinar panel discussions with industry experts.Collaborate with others in creating solutions and in generating innovative concepts.
Save your work products and documents in a secure file locker to use with your board or in advancing your career.
Earn badges along the way and compete on the BLOSSOM leader board for credits on future modules.
In the first few days of your BLOSSOM enrollment, you and your coach will review your learning needs and your personal growth needs to bring your performance and value to a higher level.
You may be asked to take an assessment, the results of which will identify your influence style and gaps and opportunities.
You will be paired up with a group of nonprofit 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.
Your module will have 6 courses using 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, 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 applying your learning to your own situations, and 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
- Access to all BLOSSOM learning materials in the BLOSSOM Resource Library
- Access to a BLOSSOM Module of Learning, with 6 months worth of educational materials and experiences
- A coach to work with you every month, turning your learning into productive outcomes for your nonprofit or your career
- Secure, private online learning space, with a file locker to preserve your work
- In app chats and video conferencing
- Discounts and learning sessions from select expert industry vendors
- Achievement of your goals!
SAMPLE COURSE OFFERINGS
- Philanthropy and Fundraising
- Board Development
- Measuring Programs and Service lines
- Staff Retention
- Volunteer Engagement
- Governance and Policy
- 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 2017 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.