By: Melissa Lagowski
Big Buzz Idea Group
Big Buzz Idea Group has enjoyed consulting nonprofits for the past 15 years, and over that time, whenever we met a prospective client, we heard a common theme: “I had no idea a company like yours even existed!” The need for assistance has never been more obvious, which is why we are presenting a new suite of budget-friendly services to a larger audience of nonprofits.
Your mission is our mission, and now in addition to “powering nonprofit organizations to fuel positive change in the world,” we want to also “power nonprofit professionals” to accelerate your organization to fuel positive change in the world.
Each of these programs will provide valuable insights from influencers and peers to up your game. If you can take away one small gold nugget each month, you and your nonprofit will be enriched and rewarded.
The Big Buzz Breakfast Club has been actively and successfully helping nonprofit leaders each quarter for the past couple of years, and the reviews from attendees have suggested that they want more. We love good reviews, as they help us identify ways to improve. So, we now offer monthly education on a variety of nonprofit topics such as sponsorship, communication, leadership, board development, culture, etc. On the second Thursday of each month, nonprofit professionals will come together for a webinar about a specific topic. These events will be FREE through September. Beginning in October, session fees will be $15 each or nonprofit professional can secure an annual membership that will allow an individual to attend all sessions for $97.
The Roundtables offer a deeper conversation around the monthly Breakfast Club theme. Nonprofit leaders will participate in small-group discussions (maximum group size is 10 participants) about a variety of nonprofit topics. These facilitated discussions will allow leaders of the nonprofit community to share ideas, struggles and best practices to make you a better leader. The Roundtable participation fee is $20 per session or $197 for the year.
For those nonprofit leaders who are looking for a confidential circle of colleagues to discuss challenges and seek advice for advanced development, the Mastermind opportunity is for you. These peer-to-peer discussion groups will bring the same small group (maximum group size – 5 members) together each month for deeper dive discussions and accountability to your goals. Mastermind participation costs $1,495 per year and the fee includes participation in the Breakfast Club and the Roundtables.
Power Up Consultations
If you are a nonprofit professional in need of personal coaching and consultation, then the Power Up Consultation program is available to you. These 60-minute mentorship sessions provide individualized assistance for effective customized growth. Individual sessions are available for $250 each, or you can secure a one-year membership (one session per month) for $2,397 which also allows for participation in the Breakfast Club and the Roundtables.
Why Are We Launching These New Programs?
Big Buzz Idea Group is stepping up to satisfy the need to help more nonprofits than ever before. We know that many organizations have been struggling this year, so we are ramping up our offerings in an effort to provide nonprofit leaders the knowledge and information they need to survive and thrive for 2020 and beyond!
“When I started as a nonprofit leader, I felt alone and frustrated because there was nowhere to turn for guidance and information. There were no mentors, no secret book of knowledge with helpful advice to properly manage the mountains of work that is required to operate a successful nonprofit.
Now, after working with NPOs for over 20 years, I know my nonprofit experience can benefit more managers and executive directors. We provide insight, resources, and support so leaders grow personally and professionally in ways that will benefit the organizations they serve.” – Melissa Lagowski, Founder/CEO/Queen Bee of Big Buzz Idea Group
We are very aware that this is not a one-size-fits-all solution, which is why we offer opportunities for support at various levels. We make it easy for members of the industry to have access to knowledge by offering services at a variety of price points. Each level of this program offers the ability for everyone to leave each session wiser than you entered. And we are currently working to build out more benefits and to make checklists, white papers and past videos available to members to ensure that the participation value in these programs will continue to grow.