A Partnership with the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce

Non-Profit Success Strategies Series: Turning Crisis Into Opportunities

It's time to capitalize on today's challenges

Gain the perspectives and tools to emerge more healthy and sustainable than ever before.

Today’s non-profit organizations face critical decisions and need to navigate major crossroads at every turn including:

    • The impact of COVID-19 on operations and revenue
    • Developing volunteer leaders and effective teams
    • Attracting and retaining investors, sponsors and donors
    • Engaging and providing value to a diverse audience

Although changes in demographics, technology, and competition have created challenges, there are opportunities to deliver on your mission and improve how you serve stakeholders.

These are both ambivalent and exciting times full of opportunities!

Check out our topics below and sign up for as little as $99 today!


Whether you are with a Non-Profit, Chamber of Commerce, or Association; you will find these topics to be timely and relevant.

A Partnership with:

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce

“Fort Bend’s non-profit community is an essential component of our economic success.

This is especially true in challenging times. The Fort Bend Chamber has been serving the non-profit community through the Excellence for Non-Profit Leadership (ENL) classes for 17 years. To build on this successful program, we are launching a new educational series geared towards non-profit organizations which will provide a high level perspective into topics relevant to today’s ever-evolving world. This series will provide resources that will help your organization stay connected, creative, and engaged with your members all while managing our new norms. I encourage ENL alumni and others to participate in this upcoming program to reinvigorate, refresh and re-energize!”

~ Keri Schmidt, CCE, IOM, President & CEO, Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce

Our Non-Profit Success Strategies Webinar Series Packages

It’s a Whole New World | Hight Performance Group

It’s a Whole New World: Post COVID-19

We are living in a time of so many unknowns:

    • How will trends and driving forces impact our stakeholders?
    • Who will be the winners and losers?
    • What strategies will keep us relevant?

The only thing permanent is change, although the pace of change is accelerating. Driving forces influence trends that will create winners and losers amongst the stakeholders you serve. Expectations for ROI and motivations to be engaged are being altered.

What does that mean for your organization and how you can prepare to be essential over the next decade?


  • 1

    Explore how 50 drivers of change are creating megatrends that will impact your stakeholders.

  • 2

    Recognize the difference between being proactive and preactive and why you need to shift your focus to solving problems before they impact your stakeholders.

  • 3

    Learn 5 strategies to deploy to be the essential organization your community can’t succeed without.



  • Tuesday, October 6
  • 12:30 pm - 2:00 EDT
  • 11:30 am - 1:00 CDT
  • 9:30 am - 11:00 am PDT


  • 1

    See the need to leverage drivers of change that create disruption and opportunities for organizations.

  • 2

    Define the Board’s role in helping to develop foresight to redefine and position the organization for success.

  • 3

    Discover the Board Competency Matrix and how to develop a strategic board.

Duty of Foresight | Hight Performance Group

Duty of Foresight: Creating a Strategic Board

As you and your board adjust to the new times:

    • How can we develop a strategic board that can guide our direction over the next decade?
    • What is a Board Competency Matrix and how do we use it?
    • Is our Board ready to deliver on the 4th D?

As nonprofit organizations become more complex and diverse, they will require boards of directors with a wide range of knowledge, skills and attributes to address the needs and challenges of the environment. One growing trend is to move away from a constituency-based board to develop a governance model based on a more competency-based process to recruit and develop agile directors.

Along with directors committing to deliver on the three “Ds”: Duty of Care, Duty of Loyalty and Duty of Obedience discover the 4th D, Duty of Foresight, it’s important to assess whether you have the “right people on the bus” to help your organization navigate its future.

Kill the Sacred Cows | Hight Performance Group

Kill the Sacred Cows: Reimagine, Redesign and Relaunch

In this time of drastic change:

    • How do we objectively evaluate our programming?
    • Can we design programs amidst uncertainty?
    • How we create events that appeal to changing expectations?

If you’re like many other organizations, your events have been postponed or canceled and the future of face-to-face events feel uncertain. It’s difficult to plan programs in the fall and for the year ahead. In the past, when you have reviewed programming and discussed which ones to sunset, it has resulted in turf-protection with employees and board members and there isn’t agreement on how to evaluate programs objectively.

With uncertainty looming and the changing expectations of stakeholders, it’s time to evaluate  what you offer, say goodbye to sacred cows whose time has come and gone, and develop new strategies for designing future programs.



  • Wednesday, October 21
  • 12:30 pm - 2:00 EDT
  • 11:30 am - 1:00 CDT
  • 9:30 am - 11:00 am PDT


  • 1

    Recognize the dynamic landscape that is influencing the future of events.

  • 2

    Explore how to leverage an intentional strategy to maximize the four components of hybrid events.

  • 3

    Discover an annual evaluation process to fairly assess your programming.

A Promoter of “Good Change”

Cathi Hight, is President of the Hight Performance Group, an organizational development firm that helps develop healthy organizations to manage constant change, enhance customer loyalty and “work smarter, not harder.” She has over 20 years of experience in working with education, finance, healthcare, manufacturing, nonprofit, and technology sectors.

As a certified Wiley Workplace Solutions Partner, Cathi works with organizations to develop high performing teams, effective leaders and productive work environments.

With more than 20 years’ experience in performance improvement, Cathi helps clients identify their real problems and solve them. She shares Kaizen principles of continuous improvement, making small and incremental changes, and improving customer experiences which bring about “good change” for internal and external customers.

Cathi has a diverse career experience which includes being VP of Operations for the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Regional Sales and Marketing Manager for both Dole Foods and Dean Foods, national manager for the Kauffman Foundation’s FastTrac Entrepreneurship program, and a Motorola University Instructor for cycle time reduction and benchmarking. Her multi-industry background allows her to share best practices as a speaker, trainer, consultant and author.

She has served on boards of directors and chaired committees and councils for non-profit organizations. Her service includes the boards for the Boulder Chamber, Hugh O’Brien Youth Foundation, YMCA of Boulder County, Business & Professional Women of Colorado, and the Austin Human Resource Management Organization. Cathi believes that “a call to leadership is a call to serve” and enjoys helping others succeed.

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