NEW Online Courses

Is your digital data resource, collection, field station, or laboratory financially sustainable? Do you feel confident in your ability to manage finances, plan for the future, analyze your stakeholders, communicate effectively, and diversify your funding sources? If not, our courses can help.

Spring 2021 Online Course: Strategies for Success

Registration now open!

Computer with SBI logoModeled after our face-to-face 3-day training, this course will have similar modules spread out over six weeks. Dedicated to preserving our hands-on training approach, this online training will be highly interactive. 

 

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Persuasive Proposals: the Power of Narrative

Registration now open!

Cover image for "The Narrative Gym" by Randy OlsonNarrative structure is at the core of all communication and is central to writing successful proposals.  This is a 10 hour course (plus an extra 1.5 hours of Working Circles) in “narrative training” built around the ABT Framework which has been developed in the five books of scientist-turned-filmmaker Randy Olson.  In particular, his recent book, “The Narrative Gym” arises from the course and is essentially the textbook.

 

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Testimonials

Here’s what some of our alumni have to say:

“I learned financial management and business model preparation more clearly than I thought I ever would! Every bit of the course was perfectly conducted… concise, excellent material, presented in interesting ways with interactive pieces, and designed to allow us to network with each other.”

“My main objective in taking the course was to get help in developing business and strategic plans. I got much more than that in learning to approach corporations, private foundations, and individual donors.”

“I can now go back to my Director of Finance and Financial Analyst with a greater ability to understand their language and methods. I have strong confidence that I can work with them to realign expenditures in a strategic way that will increase efficiency and identify needs.”

 


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