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Solution Labs

Solution Labs teach how to transform disruptive, simple and preventive solutions into productive action.  It is designed for social investors and nonprofits who want to eliminate or lessen social issues in their communities.


Problem Solving Learning Labs Explore the Root Cause and Systems Involved in Creating and Solving the Problem

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Uncovers the Root Cause of the Problem

The Root Cause Learning lab teaches how to use the 5-Whys problem-solving technique to uncover the real reason the social challenges exist.

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Should You Start a Nonprofit?

The Nonprofit Lab asks and answers if you should start a nonprofit.  It explores other options to solve social challenges with collaborative approaches.

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Systems Thinking In Action

The Systems Lab reshapes social, economic, community, and cultural systems to interconnect activities that contribute to and fortify social solutions. 

What We Teach

At Solutions Labs your social solution is your coursework.  We teach you how to answer your "how do I do it" questions by guiding you through the step-by-step process to transform your vision for social improvements into real world practice.

What People Say

I have known that my business needed to expand and grow, yet I was unsure of the foundational steps that I would need to take to make this possible. The unknown felt scary and questionable. Power of Performance has given me the tools, direction, and confidence in understanding that my vision is attainable. I'm ending this program with a robust business plan that empowers and energizes me for the next phases of growth, a pitch deck, a new community of purpose-driven fellow peers, and a positive outlook. 


-Nic Roc, Founder/CEO, You Belong Here


Solutions Learning Labs teach how to use either a disruptive, simple or preventive solutions to solve a social challenge.

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Solving Problems using New Approaches

Disruptive thinking is about thinking differently. The Disruptive Lab examines non-conventional solutions that can use proactive, not reactive interventions, to make the social problem obsolete. 

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Stopping Social Problems from Happening

Preventive solutions prevent social issues using early access to support. The Prevention Lab promotes activities to deter predictable social problems from happening to protect community wellbeing. 

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Solving Problems with a Few Steps

The Simple Lab eliminates the artificial complexity of social solutions to design straightforward steps to solve the problem. 


The Nonprofit Business Learning Labs Teach Accountable and Compliant Management Practices

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Preparing for Government Contracting

Ready-Set-Go teaches small nonprofits how to prepare to contract with government agencies. Coursework includes procurement, writing technical proposals, and compliance.

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Accountable Management 

The Power of Performance teaches small nonprofits to grow and sustain their social solutions using business modeling, planning, and responsible management practices.

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How to be an Influential Presenter

Speaking the Language of Philanthropists Lab teaches how to present persuasive information to potential funders. Multiple1, 3, 5, and 15-minute practice sessions finetune information delivery.

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