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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 writes to learn and share ideas.

I got your back.

Robbie Kellman Baxter, in her book The Forever Transaction, poses an interesting question to organizations and associations: what is your forever promise? Think about the people you serve, whether they are clients, partners, members, or people in your community who care about your mission. What is your commitment to them? In other words, if theyContinue reading “I got your back.”

What’s the hard work? Focus on that.

I started work on a new curriculum development project last week. This one is about human trafficking and sexual exploitation—pretty heavy stuff. Our goal is to make sure the staff and partners of this global organization protect vulnerable people. Difficult topic, but at the end of the day, this is a classic outcome-based curriculum. WeContinue reading “What’s the hard work? Focus on that.”

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