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You want to create a nonprofit learning program that is strategic and impacts your mission. You want to lead people to make change. You want that change to stick. You need help where learning, leadership, and nonprofits meet.



“Nancy’s expertise is second to none. You will come away with practical information and ideas that you can put to use immediately!

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About Nancy Bacon

Nancy helps nonprofits and associations achieve their mission. 
Nancy is a teacher, instructional designer, and learning strategist known for creating nonprofit learning experiences that move people to action. A former ESL teacher who has served nonprofits in many roles, Nancy has made a career of creating and leading learning programs. She has trained thousands of people in-person and online, speaks on learning and leadership, and writes books and blogs on topics at the intersection of learning and nonprofits. More about Nancy

Nancy also co-hosts the Nonprofit Radio Show with Sarah Brooks. The Nonprofit Radio Show offers bite-size, practical information to help nonprofits thrive. Based in Washington State, the Radio Show celebrates the small nonprofits that serve our diverse communities.

“Talking with you helped me garner perspective and the knowledge I needed to discuss these issues with confidence with my board. You enjoy helping others, and it really shows.”

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Nancy has been leading learning programs since 1997.

LEADERSHIP

Nancy understands that learning begins with leadership. She builds learning strategies to help you achieve the goals you have for your organization and sector. She is a speaker and sector influencer focused on expanding the role that learning plays in the nonprofit sector.

LEARNING

Nancy is a teacher, trainer, and instructional designer for learning that happens both in classrooms and online. She develops learning tools that make sure people can take action. Nancy produces learningful conferences and and leads regular “train the trainer” programs for public sector educators.

NONPROFITS

Nancy specializes in helping boards and volunteers learn within their organizations and communities. She takes a strength-based approach to celebrate the what is working within small, grassroots organizations. She regularly speaks about the power of nonprofits.

“This curriculum development class inspired me to jettison extraneous information and spend more time expressing my own story and values.  The result is a more compelling, actionable experience for my participants.”

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Nancy’s resources include:

Nancy writes to learn and share ideas.

One year in: Reflections

I have officially been working as a consultant for one year. It was not my original plan to start a new consulting practice at the start of a global pandemic. Like the strategic plans of most nonprofits I know, my crisply crafted business plan of February 2020 became scrap paper by, well, March 2020. Nevertheless,Continue reading “One year in: Reflections”

Tools to plan for that next disaster

In April 2021, my colleague Margaret Meps Schulte and I released a new nonprofit resource: Disaster Planning for Nonprofits. Sponsored in Washington State by the Non Profit Insurance Program (NPIP), Disaster Planning outlines what nonprofit people need to know to get ready for the next wildfire, earthquake, tsunami, or whatever may be coming your way.Continue reading “Tools to plan for that next disaster”

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