The Work of Social Change Can Be Abundant
Nell Edgington leads virtual and in-person presentations to groups of nonprofit and philanthropic leaders that are inspiring and provocative. Author of Reinventing Social Change: Embrace Abundance to Create a Healthier and More Equitable World (coming February 2021) and writer of the popular Social Velocity blog, Nell Edgington delivers provocative and interactive presentations about social change. Her message is an optimistic, thoughtful and inspiring one. She empowers nonprofit and philanthropic leaders to overcome the hurdles standing in the way of creating deep, lasting social change. She speaks about breaking free from needless restrictions, reclaiming your power, kissing scarcity goodbye, making money your new best friend, and mobilizing your network. All of these shifts will help you attract abundance and achieve your social change mission.
See Nell in Action
Nell doesn’t sugar coat it. The way we do social change is broken, but there is a better way. As President of Social Velocity, Nell helps nonprofit and philanthropic leaders become more strategic, financially savvy and confident at creating social change. She has almost 25 years of experience innovating in the social change sector. In addition to leading Social Velocity, she writes and speaks extensively about moving the nonprofit sector and the philanthropy that funds it to become more effective at creating social change. Read her detailed bio here.
Below are some of the topics Nell offers, but she can also work with you to create a customized presentation.
Recognize the Social Change System (Not You) Is Broken
Nonprofit leaders and their funders have struggled for decades under a series of misconceptions that unnecessarily hinder social change efforts. We limit and restrict so many aspects of social change work — from restricted grants, to limits on spending and political activity, to norms that hamper decision-making. Nell will help you understand these unnecessary limits and figure out how to move beyond them to achieve your mission.
Kiss Scarcity Goodbye
Scarcity is such an all-pervasive mentality in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. But it doesn’t have to be. In fact, all the money you need to achieve your social change goals exists, you just have to access it. Nell demonstrates the steps involved in shifting from a scarcity worldview to an abundance worldview and all the supporters, money, influence and power that await you once you do.
The Great Reset and the Future of Social Change
The pandemic has uncovered the many problems that exist in our world. But when the pandemic finally ebbs we have an opportunity to remake our world into a much healthier and more equitable one – a Great Reset. This Great Reset will be led by nonprofit and philanthropic leaders, those who have been on frontlines of creating positive social change for decades. Nell will help you understand how to step into your power, attract abundance, and mobilize those around you in order to lead this Great Reset.
Reclaim Your Power as a Social Change Leader
Nonprofit leaders have been held back for far too long, told they must stay poor, weak and powerless. But the truth is that you are powerful beyond measure. Nell shows you how to reclaim your power, make your social change work joyful again, and find the confidence to lead forward. You will leave feeling energized and empowered to lead your staff, board, and funders to much greater heights.
Mobilize Your Network
Social change leaders are so skilled at going it alone. But you don’t have to. In fact, the work is so much more effective, easy and engaging when you surround yourself with the countless supporters, advocates, partners, funders, experts, and influencers that await your direction. Nell helps you identify and tap into the networks that can help you, your board and staff achieve your social change goals.
Move From Fundraising to Financing
Nell shows nonprofit leaders a new, more effective way to fund their work. She explains how to finance, not fundraise for, the social change your organization hopes to achieve. You will learn about concrete ways to move your efforts to raise money in a totally new direction, resulting in more money flowing through your doors, a more engaged and effective board, a more energized staff, and ultimately more success.
The Power of a Theory of Change
In the midst of a Great Reset it is no longer enough for nonprofits to just do good work. A theory of change articulates how your nonprofit creates change to a social problem. It is the fundamental building block to creating a strategic direction, measuring your work, attracting more support and ultimately creating more impact in your community. Nell walks you through how to create your own theory of change and use it to drive your organization to greater support, engagement and success.