innovate for impact + change workshop


** Registration includes two individuals per organization **

WHY PARTICIPATE IN this workshop?

Every day, foundations, nonprofits, and community professionals are investing money, time, and resources in tackling intractable and evolving social challenges. Achieving impact and change demands an ability to think differently, to adapt flexibly, and to apply innovative, unexpected approaches.

The Community Foundation for Western Iowa has engaged Gilbert + Chittenden (G+C) to design a one-day nonprofit capacity building workshop for August 17 at Community Foundation for Western Iowa.


This workshop is designed to strengthen capacity with the insights, tools and skills for breakthrough thinking about persistent challenges and emerging opportunities.

Participating organizations should send 2 senior leaders who are empowered with the “capacity to make change” in their organization and several specific challenges or opportunities the organization is facing.


Attendees will learn and explore design thinking methodology and techniques. They will:

  • Learn fresh approaches to building strong, productive relationships with stakeholders

  • Connect innovation techniques with strategic and leadership opportunities specific to their organization

  • Discover new ways to make each dollar go further and achieve greater impact

  • Leave with ideas and an action plan to tackle a specific challenge that their organization faces

Workshop Full - Sold Out!


Community Foundation for Western Iowa
Council Bluffs, Iowa
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

$100 Per Nonprofit Organization
Includes 2 employees per nonprofit

** Limited to 8 nonprofit organizations **

Second Session Added!

friday, september 30

Walnut Community Center
415 Antique City Dr., Walnut, Iowa 51577
30 AM to 5:00 PM

$100 Per Nonprofit Organization
Includes 2 employees per nonprofit

** Limited to 16 nonprofit organizations **


Gilbert + Chittenden (G+C) helps organizations and individuals understand and describe the future they want to create. Our clients have included: Women’s Center for Advancement, Inclusive Communities, Nebraska Appleseed, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands, The Community Foundation for Western Iowa, University of Nebraska at Omaha and at Kearney, the Peter Kiewit Foundation, the Omaha Conservatory of Music, the Union for Contemporary Art, UNMC, Stanford University, and the Governments of Denmark and Sweden.

Stuart Chittenden (he/him/his) is a British expat calling Omaha home since 2004. Formerly a London-based lawyer and an Omaha brand consultant, as well as consulting with Gilbert + Chittenden, Stuart offers conversation programs for companies, nonprofits, and communities through Squishtalks, a conversation consultancy founded in 2010. Stuart serves currently on the board of Nebraska Appleseed and previously was a Big Brother and served on the Board of Trustees of Omaha Public Library. His poetry has been published in several literary journals.

Dan Gilbert (he/him/his) facilitates innovation and strategy efforts to help organizations build creative, caring cultures. Dan has taught multiple courses at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education and has led workshops globally on design thinking, learning, and strategy with universities, government ministries, nonprofits, and corporations. Beyond work, Dan serves as President of Temple Israel’s Board of Trustees, volunteers with RISE Nebraska, and enjoys reading.

To learn more about Gilbert + Chittenden, visit