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For leaders who want to make a bigger impact.

Sarah Olivieri

Nonprofit Business Strategist

Sarah Olivieri is a nonprofit business strategist, #1 International Best Selling author, and former Executive Director. She is a frequent presenter at conferences and online trainings and has been a featured expert on more than 50 podcasts. Sarah is the creator of the Impact Method™ - a framework that helps nonprofits simplify their operations, build aligned teams, and make a bigger impact without getting overwhelmed or burning out.

Sarah received her BA from the University of Chicago with a focus on globalization and its effect on marginalized cultures, and holds a master's degree in Humanistic and Multicultural Education from SUNY New Paltz.

Sarah has over 17 years of nonprofit leadership experience. She was the co-founder of the Open Center for Autism, the Executive Director of the Helping Children of War Foundation, and co-author of Lesson Plan a la Carte: Integrated Planning for Students with Special Needs.

As the founder and heart behind PivotGround, Sarah helps nonprofits become financial sustainable world changers.

Keynote Topic

Why you should ditch the way you’ve been doing strategic planning…

And the 3 things to focus on instead to maximize your impact while reducing overwhelm and burnout.

Our nonprofits are stuck in an organizational model that keeps them from succeeding. It’s time to throw out your traditional planning model and embrace a better way. In this workshop you’ll learn the core principles for thriving in the digital, post COVID age, and a new way of setting goals that connects your daily activities to your larger mission. Agile principles, distributed leadership, and iterative planning will transform how you operate and empower your team to help you pivot into the future.

Other Topics

  • [Fundraising] The one thing about fundraising that nobody is talking about, but that you need to know to succeed
  • [Financial Leadership] Money That Matters: connect your budget to your goals
  • [Organizational Design/Leadership] Leading Together




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Leading Interview Questions

  • What does traditional strategic planning fall flat
  • What can Executive Directors do to get more time back in their day?
  • What do you wish every new nonprofit knew about suceeding?
  • What lead you to develop the Impact Method™
  • On a personal note:
  • Ask Sarah about her time in Spain, Tanzania, Cuba, or Japan, her passion for racing sailboats, and her thoughts on raising a young boy in the digital age.

Speaking Impact

Sarah's style come across as effortless and natural. She made budgeting less scary by breaking down best practices into easy and actionable concepts.

Steven Shattuck

Chief Engagement Officer, Bloomerang

Sarah was a joy to listen to. She has lots of personality and her presentation was informative, well received, and very on brand for our audience. Attendees walked away with insightful information and guidance.

Alexandra Morgan

Marketing Programs Manager, Wild Apricot

Sarah is an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and engaging speaker. Sarah's presentation was very informative and action oriented. There was engagement right from the beginning and audience could use her information straight after the webinar if they wanted to.

Mel Bilko

Head of Community Engagement, Keela

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