Date: April 10, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm (PST)
Presenters: Sid Gardner, Laura Peveto

If grant funding is your primary resource for funding your FDC, then your FDC may not have the infrastructure to sustain itself in this economic climate. Real sustainability planning involves moving beyond the boundaries of your FDC as a project towards a focus on systems thinking and change.  This webinar presentation explores what sustainability and real systems change looks like by sharing refinancing and redirection strategies along with guiding FDC teams from “project-thinking” towards “systems-thinking.”  This presentation is only for professionals who do not accept barriers as status quo but rather use them as targets for change.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the difference between “project thinking” vs. “systems thinking” and the key features of systems change
  • Learn why issues of scale, targeting, local parallel initiatives, and institutionalization are critical for sustaining your FDC
  • Identify common barriers for sustainability planning and learn “barrier-busting” strategies and opportunities for change