Certified Sustainable is a training program designed to build organizational capacity and make Sacramento County’s nonprofit sector more effective, powerful and impactful. It is a 10-month cohort program with 12 months of technical assistance and access to training. Graduation is comprised of a written sustainability plan for each participating organization.
Impact Foundry lead staff and key faculty members will facilitate topic-specific training on the Four Pillars of: Revenue Structure; Operational Framework; Community Engagement and Brand; and Governance.
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Measures of financial health including funding diversity, innovation in generating resources, cash on hand, and income risk calculation. Diversified revenue structures better allow organizations to weather economic downturns and build resources for un-/under-funded mission critical work.
Financial management, operational infrastructure and investment, including data, along with clear policies and procedures help organizations align resources to ensure success and growth. These strengths ensure the technical capacity to implement programmatic and organizational strategies.
Being sustainable with our brand means it attracts supporters and collaborative opportunities. In order to achieve these outcomes, organizations need to develop, implement and maintain a marketing and external communications plan that articulates impact, engages volunteers and community partners, and ensures the Board of Directors provide meaningful leadership and support.
Governance – Being adaptive includes the ability to notice and respond to internal and external changes; and leadership means we can sustain a vision, make decisions, inspire others, and innovate to fulfill our mission.
Ken Henderson is a seasoned entrepreneur and digital marketing professional, presently serving as the CEO of Sublime Digital Marketing Group, a respected marketing agency located in Rancho Cordova, California.
Boasting over two decades of industry experience, Ken has cultivated expertise in numerous facets of digital marketing, such as website design, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), copywriting, communication, CRM systems, and advertising on platforms like Facebook and Google. As a certified Google Partner and Zoho Partner, Ken’s knowledge is both extensive and cutting-edge.
Alongside his marketing abilities, Ken has delved into automation and artificial intelligence applications, integrating them into his collaborations with businesses and non-profits. His work with a wide array of clients, including non-profits, law firms, property managers, political campaigns, private schools, and small to medium businesses, has aided them in achieving their marketing goals.
Beyond his business accomplishments, Ken is an active community leader. He sits on the board of the Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce, contributing to the shaping of the region’s economic outlook, and is also a special advisor to MLK365, a group dedicated to making positive impact in communities. Moreover, he is a graduate of the prestigious Rancho Cordova Leadership Program and also a Certified GENEIUS, attesting to his remarkable leadership qualities.
Debbie is the founder and Executive Director of Health Education Council. Her two primary areas of expertise are cross-sector coalition building and reducing health disparities in diverse low-income communities.
Michelle Odell is the Director of Public Affairs for Kaiser Permanente in South Sacramento, where she oversees all aspects of Public Affairs including community relations, government relations; community health and community benefit planning; and internal and external communications, including media relations.
Kristi Rolak is Sales Director in Sacramento for One Workplace, a full service commercial interior furnishings company headquartered in Santa Clara and serving greater Sacramento.