Agile in Nonprofits strives to support nonprofit organizations that are looking to achieve greater impact in their communities faster than they ever have before. Led by Scrum Trainer, Product Owner and Scrum Master, Diane H. Leonard, GPC, ST the 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.
Diane H. Leonard, GPC, ST, is a Scrum Trainer, Scrum Master, and Product Owner. Diane is also a Grant Professional Certified (GPC) and Approved Trainer of the Grant Professionals Association.
Diane’s passion for building capacity in nonprofit organizations is the link between her early career work as a grantmaker and now as a nonprofit consultant. Diane and her team at DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services have secured more than $66.75 million dollars since 2006 in competitive grant awards for their clients. The team began utilizing the Scrum framework in 2016 both to run their own teams, and also to help their nonprofit clients improve their grant seeking processes and overall operations efficiency. As a result of adopting Scrum, the daily operations and efficiency of the DH Leonard Consulting team has significantly improved and more importantly, their nonprofit clients that are engaged in the Scrum framework have seen an increase in their success percentage for applications as well as overall dollars awarded.
When not working with her team on improving the capacity of nonprofit organizations, Diane can be found in the 1000 Islands, out for a run, or drinking a strong cup of coffee.
Diane H. Leonard, Jessica Crowley, and Megan Shane talk about why Agile in Nonprofits was called Agile and not Scrum in Nonprofits.
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.
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!
I loved the interjections of concepts and practices to show us a number of ways to bring these concepts back to our teams
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!
Simply amazing. I am hopeful I can implement SCRUM in my workplace.
Diane offered flexibility and Sympathy to our unique organization
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.