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NPO CONNECT: Coalition Building: Defining Our Purpose

February 29 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am



LET’S TALK ABOUT : Coalition Building: Defining Our Purpose

Nonprofits are finding now more than ever that partnering with other organizations can be beneficial to long-term productivity and impact. Partnering ranges from simple informal networks and information sharing to more complex arrangements. Learn how targeted assessments and establishing goals informs partnering decisions, identify areas of potential roadblocks to coalition-building, and understand negotiation stages and strategies in building successful coalitions.  


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Chris is a senior consultant and facilitator with The Spark Mill and is passionate about big ideas that create a lasting positive impact.  Chris has worked with dozens of nonprofits to help them craft strategic plans that drive towards growth and community thriving.  In 2016, Chris founded and runs Mission Forward – a TSM Nonprofit Acceleration program that has had success all over Virginia, most recently running four cohorts in Richmond, through Thrive: Acceleration for Social Good.  Since its development, over 40 organizations have moved their mission and impact forward through this accelerator model.

Before The Spark Mill, Chris spent 13 years leading small, medium, and large congregations of the United Methodist Church. Prior to his work in the local church, Chris worked in marketing and communications at GE Financial Assurance (now Genworth).

Chris is a graduate of Virginia Tech, from which he holds a BA in Communication Studies, and Union Presbyterian Seminary (Richmond), from which he holds a Masters of Divinity. He and his wife, Jill, live in Richmond with their two boys, Henry and Nicholas.



February 29
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Event Category:


Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia


Roanoke Higher Education Center – Room 412
108 N Jefferson Street
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States
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