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How To Grow Your Veteran-Serving Nonprofit Series: Part 2 Is a Strategic Shift Right for You?

December 12, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

NAVSO presents our next webinar series "How To Grow Your Veteran-Serving Nonprofit" focused on serving the needs of our nonprofit members. We'll cover a wide range of topics affecting nonprofit teams across the nation. No matter the size, market, or mission, this series is designed to make you more effective as a tax-advantaged business so you can serve veterans, better.

Part 2 - Is a Strategic Shift Right for you? A Case Study with Bunker Labs

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On December 12th, we'll take a look at two different organizations & their nonprofit strategy. Nonprofits and their leadership have to be strategic and nimble within how they run their tax-advantaged business. With more to consider within the 3 sided market place, strategy comes into play in all aspects of running a VSO. In this webinar, we'll talk nonprofit business strategy, growth and merging for impact from our panelists from Bunker Labs and RallyPoint6 now the USO Pathfinder Program. Leaders from two impactful VSOs will give us insight into:

Key Takeaways Include: 
      - How to Turn Vision Into Action With Strategy
      - 1-5 year Strategy & What Programs Look Like Today
      - What Factors Are Considered When Thinking About Merging
      - Sustainability Within Your VSO
 

Taking a deep dive into the business aspect of running a nonprofit organization, this webinar is ideally suited for executive-level leadership at veteran-serving nonprofits.

Todd Connor
Bunker Labs
CEO

Anne Sprute
Founder RallyPoint 6
REV Tech President

Todd Connor
Todd is the CEO and founder of Bunker Labs, a national entrepreneurship organization dedicated to helping the military connected community start and grow businesses.  Founded in 2014 in Chicago, Bunker Labs has grown to chapters across the U.S. with further expansion plans underway with a goal to have a presence in all 50 states by the year 2021.

Bunker Labs works to support the military connected community by creating locally thriving networks,  educational programs, and platforms for military veteran entrepreneurs to connect with the people, resources,  and opportunities they need to be successful with early-stage ventures. Todd Connor is a former management consultant, U.S. Navy veteran, and has held many leadership roles in the public and private sector.  He is a two-time entrepreneur and the founder of The Collective Academy. Todd also serves as the lead facilitator for the George W. Bush Institute Stand-To Veteran  Leadership Program. 
 

Anne Sprute
Anne Sprute retired from the military and founded Rally Point/6 (RP/6), a nonprofit organization designed to accelerate re-integration of veterans into the private sector after their military service. After serving in the military for a distinguished 24 years, Anne recognized the most effective way of helping fellow veterans was to design a scalable model that would introduce them to the multitude of opportunities in the private sector to include; assisting them in securing new career paths, pursuing higher education or industry credentials, and accessing their earned veteran benefits. As CEO of RP/6, Anne created sector wide change through partnerships with businesses and private and public-sector organizations, pursuing market-based solutions, and implementing accountability and industry standards designed for continuous program improvement.

In 2017 RP/6 was acquired and evolved from a local start-up in Washington State into a Strategic Business Unit leading the military transition mission for the largest military serving non-profit in the nation; the United Service Organizations (USO). As the Senior Vice President of Transition Strategy and Innovation at the USO, Anne led the Strategic Business Unit that was responsible for spearheading and scaling the USO PathfinderSM program; a representation of the union of the best-in-class business model developed by Anne with the global reach and scale of the USO. Anne has been a catalyst for bringing together public, private organizations, and businesses in support of the military and veteran community, through her initiative, and demonstration of the efficacy of the RP/6 model, Anne has raised over 20 million dollars in less than 5 years and established the bedrock for a global program empowering veteran’s successful return home for decades to come.
From concept to acquisition, as an entrepreneur, Anne’s vision and effectiveness to build business standards and design programs continue to be her core focus to raising the bar for organizations to reach their desired “endgame”. Anne also founded REV LLC; REV stands for “Remember Every Veteran”. REV is a full-service consulting and technology organization with a focus on solving complex business problems, technology solutions for enterprise clients in both the commercial and public sectors.

During her military service Anne served in leadership roles overseas and stateside. Sprute is a graduate of the U.S. Army Warrant Officer and Army Aviation School(s), she is certified in three Army Airframes; the UH-1 Huey, OH-58 Kiowa and the UH-60 Blackhawk. Anne is a Microsoft Alumni, and a distinguished graduate from the first-of-its-kind, inaugural Presidential Leadership Scholars class (PLS), a unique leadership development program developed by the U.S. Presidential Centers of Lyndon B. Johnson, George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, and George W. Bush. The presidential centers partnered to bring together a select group of diverse leaders who have the desire and capacity to take their leadership strengths to a higher cause in order to help their communities and our country prosper.