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Earned Revenue Leadership: Workshop + Learning Group

Assess your organization’s current strengths and weaknesses + get expert advice, tools and a peer support community to help increase your ability to drive earned revenue.


We are no longer accepting registrations for this workshop.  Stay tuned for future dates! 

DATES Thursday, May 26th, 9:30-11:30am
LENGTH 2 hours + 90-day peer learning 
OPEN TO Colorado nonprofits & social enterprises
  • 2-hour expert-led workshop
  • Access to organizational assessment
  • Management tools & strategies
  • 90-day peer learning group 
  • Follow up advice from facilitator
DEADLINE Register by Sunday, May 8th

Have questions? Interested in other dates? Let us know!



What you’ll learn

Get expert advice and peer support from a group of Colorado-based impact leaders to enhance your organization’s earned revenue potential. 

Is your organization thinking about launching a new program to generate earned revenue? Or are you already running a program that aims to make your organization less dependent on grants and donations? Learn to use a proven framework to assess your organization’s capacity to launch and manage innovative new programs that are a) mission-aligned and b) financially sustainable.

Here’s how the program will work:

  • Pre-work – You will complete a short 10-minute assessment of your organization and you’ll get an initial report back on the results.
  • Workshop – Our expert facilitator will walk you through the results and share some ideas on tools & strategies to use to increase your organization’s capacity.
  • Peer Learning – You will have the opportunity to join a peer learning group (optional) that will share experiences as you collectively work to implement tools and strategies. 





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Details on Workshop Topics

Introduce examples of capacity-building methods for three capacity domains:

  • Catalytic Purpose, Engaged Ecosystem, and Agile Operations

Introduce two methods to audit your current assets and resources
These tools can provide a starting point for new social enterprises that advance your mission and grow earned income

  • VRIO resource model for ranking staff, facilities, assets, and partnerships across four criteria: Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization
  • IBM Enterprise Design Thinking Prioritization Grid method for ranking venture opportunities

Expert in earned revenue for impact organizations

Barry Barresi

CEO @ Association Ventures

Dr. Barry Barresi is an accomplished clinician executive, business entrepreneur, and nonprofit CEO. His firm, Association Ventures, co-designs, and scales mission impactful and financially self-sustaining operating units, ventures, and subsidiaries for leading nonprofits and social enterprises. He is an adjunct professor at University of Denver, teaching in the Nonprofit Leadership program concentration tract: Social Enterprise, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. 

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Why join the Earned Revenue Leadership workshop?


By the end of this program you will have:

    • An assessment that gives you a better understanding of your organization’s current strengths
    • Management tools / frameworks to utilize
    • Group of peers in CO to share ideas and resources with


This program will set you up for future success:

    • Build a foundation to increase organizational capacity
    • Diversify your revenue and create a more sustainable future for your organization
    • Increase opportunities to scale your impact


The program facilitator will lead a 2-hour workshop and actively engage in the learning group – providing access to tools, advice and coaching support (when possible)


As part of this program, you’ll also have access to optional peer-to-peer sessions to connect with fellow participants:

  • Live on Zoom: Two live Zoom sessions for people to check in and share learnings. 
  • Private LinkedIn Group: A place for participants to ask each other questions and share resources.

More about this training


Registration deadline: Sunday, May 8th

Complete Assessment: Thursday, May 19th
Finish the 10-minute survey and get results back

Workshop: Thursday, May 26th @ 9:30am
Join us for the live workshop with our expert facilitator

Peer Session #1: Thursday, June 23 @ 2pm
Zoom session to discuss strategies and learnings with peers and our expert facilitator

Peer Session #2: Thursday, July 28th @ 2pm
Zoom session to discuss strategies and learnings with peers and our expert facilitator


To get the most out of the program, we suggest you join for the live workshop and set aside 1-2 hours per week after. 

    • 1 hour: Try using new tools, resources and strategies.
    • 1 hour: Connect with peers in the LinkedIn group or live sessions.


This program only requires participation from one person in your organization that is responsible for your earned revenue strategy and implementation. We’d most recommend this experience for someone with direct decision-making authority. If you have more than one person on your leadership team focused on this work, up to 3 people are welcome to participate.

What other SVP Denver program participants say

“You have given us the tools needed and a good foundation for crafting and presenting a winning pitch to investors, customers and partners. Each and every one of you have been instrumental with preparing our group to create and deliver a (tailored) pitch with passion.”

Lori Collier
Program Manager, African Leadership Group

“We gained a tremendous amount from this cohort—having external unaltered feedback from various people with key components to keep in mind has strengthened our approach greatly!”

Brigid McRaith
Executive Director, Mile High Youth Corps

“I think the cohort probably saved us a year in terms of understanding what we do and why and for whom.”

Mike Rosol
Free Range Beehives




of past participants would recommend

Frequently asked questions

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Why is this training free for my organization?

SVP Denver is a nonprofit that connects nonprofits and social enterprises with the expertise and support they need to grow their impact. We are primarily funded through grants and individual donations that allow us to offer our high-value training for free (or at highly subsidized rates). We are committed to making our programs accessible to all organizations – especially those with inequitable access to resources. 

Is my organization too big/too small for this program?

We believe the learning in this workship is applicable to organizations across a range of sizes and stages of development. You will get access to an assessment and set of management strategies that you can tailor to your organization’s specific needs. Even if you’ve been running earned revenue programs for years, you may gain new insights on how to improve your team’s performance and ability to grow. 

How flexible is the program? I’m not sure I can make all the sessions.

Very flexible! You will have access to two online courses that you can complete at any time. We highly encourage you to join the workshop on May 26. Participation in the 90-day learning group is completely optional, though we do believe you’ll get the most value from the program if you participate and commit to sharing your progress. 

Register for Earned Revenue Leadership now.



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