Changemaker Collective

A Leadership Development Program designed to equip Changemakers and Executives with practical tools and knowledge to create change.

Introducing the 2024 Philanthropy Leadership Cohort: Powering your purpose through Fundraising

Registration is now closed for our Spring 2024 Cohort. If you are interested in learning more about future cohort opportunities, please fill out this form , and stay tuned for information on future cohort offerings.

This 6 part series provides nonprofit professionals with the opportunity to learn, collaborate, and network with others in this challenging yet rewarding field. Cohort members will hear from experts in the field to fine-tune leadership skills, network with fellow executives in a meaningful way, and discover how to sustain themselves and their organization during these critical times.

Groundbreaking change can happen when today’s social impact leaders come together to connect, learn, and grow.



Early Bird Discount


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Early Bird Discount


Enrollment Fee

Apply Now

If you’re looking to take your impact work to the next level and experience the transformation that comes from connection, we hope you’ll join us.

Cohort Sessions

Program Evaluation:

Ensure Effective & Efficient Offerings

The New “Development Department”:

How to Combine Marketing & Philanthropy

Planning for Financial Stability:

Managing Donations & Investing for Growth

Board Management:

Structure, Best Practices, & Engagement


The Secret Weapon of Nonprofit Success

Strategic Planning:

Your Complete Guide

Level 2: Cohort Sessions and Coaching

Get all of the benefits of the 6 cohort sessions, plus 1:1 coaching with Strat Labs’ Sustainability Expert, Christine Yeager, specific to your organization, industry, and goals.

Through our 1:1 coaching and strategy, we will dig into issues and challenges you are facing in your current role. These 1:1 on sessions will help you overcome obstacles.

Examples of potential 1:1 strategies
  • Reviewing donor data to identify specific opportunities for donor growth, stewardship, and cultivation
  • Brainstorming target corporate sponsor industries and organizations as well as tactics to approach and cultivate them
  • Discussing tips and best practices for board strategy and engagement related to your current members

Three 1-hour sessions with Strat Labs’ Sr VP of Philanthropy, Dana Bacardi.


Dana Bacardi


Dana Bacardi has 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector where she has specialized in several aspects of fundraising as VP of Development and later as VP of National Expansion with a national non-profit organization supporting families and children facing critical illness. Helping to grow the organization from the ground up, she has hands-on experience with everything from donor engagement, corporate sponsorship strategy and community events, to board development, grant writing, and major fundraising campaigns. Dana graduated with a Business Management and Communications degree from Bentley University in Boston. She began her career in the tech and wireless industry in Boulder, Colorado before moving into the non-profit sector in 2007. Dana is goal oriented, results driven and passionate about bringing people together for a greater good.

Elizabeth “Lizzy” Neufeld

CEO & Founder

Lizzy Neufeld has been working in social impact for 23 years in a variety of capacities and industries. In 2018, she founded Strat Labs, bringing marketing, communications, and fundraising together for both nonprofits and companies.

Strat Labs’ team of 10 has worked with VF Corp, Vans, COGives 365, Downtown Denver Partnership, Denver Startup Week, Denver Public Schools, Girl Scouts of Colorado, The Holocaust Education Fund, and others.

Strat Labs was awarded the 2023 Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Startup of the Year award. Lizzy is actively involved in Denver Startup Week and is a member of the Association of Nonprofit Consultants. She is also serving on the Marketing Committee for Downtown Denver Partnership. Her vision is for Strat Labs to be a leader in social impact, helping purpose-driven brands and individuals refine their stories, amplify their voices, and build their communities…

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