What does it mean when a nonprofit professional, team, or organization says that they are Agile?
To our team at Agile in Nonprofits, it means that they embrace the 4 Agile values that are articulated in the Agile Manifesto.

Agile Manifesto

Individuals and Interactions OVER Processes and Tools

Working Product OVER Comprehensive Documentation

Customer Collaboration OVER Contract Negotiation

Responding to Change OVER Following a Plan

While we don’t ignore or forget about the items on the right, if we say we are Agile, it means that we value items on the left more.
In valuing the items on the left more, our teams and organizations can develop better ways of working as a team and achieve what we KNOW is possible…creating twice the impact in half the time at a sustainable pace.

*The Agile Manifesto is an internationally accepted set of values and principles. While it originated in software development, we know and have proof of how these same values and principles work in nonprofit and charitable organizations.

About Agile in Nonprofits

Agile in Nonprofits strives to support nonprofit organizations that are looking to achieve greater impact in their communities faster than they ever have before. Agile in Nonprofits team supports nonprofits through training and coaching to assist in each organizations’ Agile transformation.

Agile in Nonprofits, started in 2018, is a product of DH Leonard Consulting.

Agile in Nonprofits took the Scrum Guidebook and put a nonprofit spin on how to teach it by using nonprofit case studies for the examples and inspiration. Led by once grantmaker and now grant professional, Diane H. Leonard, the Agile in Nonprofits team has a deep understanding of the drive, passion, and unique barriers nonprofit and charitable organizations face. Through coaching and training, we help you identify ways to create twice the impact in half the time, while simultaneously eliminating heroic efforts. Whether you are a team of one or nine, we are here to support you at all the stops along the way of your Agile journey.

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We Can Help You With


We offer pre-recorded webinars to help you learn how Scrum can help your nonprofit. We can also work with you on scheduling a live webinar or in person training

Scrum Master

We offer in-person and web based public and private Registered Scrum Master Credential Training

Registered Product Owner

We offer in-person and web based public and private Registered Scrum Product Owner Credential Training

Coaching & Consulting

We provide affordable coaching and consulting packages that increase the efficiency of your organization and help create maximum impact on your community. To achieve this, we offer in-person and virtual coaching and consulting sessions to nonprofit organizations

Launching Teams

Our team can help your nonprofit launch or expand stable high performing Scrum teams that embody the Scrum values. The team launch support provided by our team is everything you need to launch your organization’s new teams at your nonprofit

Agile Coach in Your Pocket

Agile Coach in Your Pocket is a convenient one time call with a member of our team to help your nonprofit with your Agile and/or Scrum Framework needs

Not sure where to start?

We created a journey map for you to better understand the trainings that we offer and what may fit best for you and your Agile journey

Community of Practice

A community of practice is, in essence, a group of people talking together about a shared goal. Our team offers services such as our Facebook Group, free Office Hours, and Book Club

Affiliate Program

Join the Agile in Nonprofits affiliate program. Receive a referral fee for each ticket sold BY YOU through our affiliate program.

First look

Diane H. Leonard, GPC, RST, Jessica Crowley, and Megan Martin, RPO talk about why Agile in Nonprofits was called Agile and not Scrum in Nonprofits. 

Scrum of Scrums Newsletter

This was everything I needed and more. So many webinars end up actually only being for one level of knowledge, and the presenter did a great job of catering to people within different types of organizations and with different types of teams. As someone who has worked with several nonprofits who have issues with silos and processes and procedure refinement, this proved to be an interesting new look for me at ways we could improve the way we work as a team.
Webinar Attendee
My nonprofit is small so I wear many of the hats of the roles discussed but this SCRUM approach to completing grants will help me better organize all that is needed and hopefully keep me from burning the midnight oil to meet deadlines. Thank you!
Webinar Attendee
I loved the interjections of concepts and practices to show us a number of ways to bring these concepts back to our teams
Scrum Master Attendee
Scrum has been a game-changer for Encore. This is an amazing opportunity to discover the difference it can make for your organization. Thanks to DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services, LLC for introducing us to the concept and encouraging our implementation efforts!
Shelly Loethen
Scrum Master Attendee
Simply amazing. I am hopeful I can implement SCRUM in my workplace.
Webinar Attendee
Diane offered flexibility and Sympathy to our unique organization
Scrum Master Attendee
She was great. I view a lot of webinars that are only ok, and she is a fantastic presenter. Very intelligent, and got me excited about a whole new set of professional goals around scrum/agile. Love it.
Webinar Attendee


Create Twice the Impact at a Sustainable Pace

Using Sprints as Your Cadence for Continuous Improvement

In this session, we will explain how Sprints can be used by nonprofits to solve big problems, test out ideas, and achieve bold nonprofit goals. We will look at case studies from multiple nonprofit settings to show how the Sprint cadence has been used to achieve big audacious goals so that you can prepare to set your first Sprint in motion.

June 10th | 12:00pm ET | $49.99

Bonus material valued at $19.99 FREE