Each day of the Bootcamp is broken up into an extended lunch session with a specific instructor followed by an early evening session where participants will dive into a related case study and workshop. After the conclusion of the Bootcamp, participants can register for up to 5 mentorship sessions with the faculty member(s) of their choice through the end of the summer. Learn more about the sessions and topics below. 

Day 1 – Monday, June 13th

11:30 am – 2 pm

Understanding Nonprofit Financial Management

Taught by Lisa French.

Dive into the basic concepts of financial management, with a specific focus on the nonprofit sector. What are the key financial statements and how are they are used within an organization? Why is financial health important and how should it be measured? We will dig into the essential concepts behind effective financial management in today’s nonprofit organizations.

6 pm – 8:30 pm

Case Study 1: Bridging the Gap – Accountability at the San Francisco Symphony

Taught by Lisa French and Rachel Roberts.

Day 2 – Tuesday, June 14th

11:30 am – 2 pm

The Fundaments of Fundraising

Taught by Toni Paz.

Discover the beauty and transformational power behind philanthropy as we unlock the mystery and help erase fears about engaging audiences and inviting patrons to support the art they love. Fundraising is about identifying, building and keeping relationships with donors. What are the most important elements you need to understand about fundraising to be successful as a nonprofit leader and take your nonprofit to the next level?

6 pm – 8:30 pm

Case Study 2: CelloBello

Taught by Toni Paz and Rachel Roberts.

Day 3 – Wednesday, June 15th

11:30 am – 2 pm

Top Ten Tips for Understanding Music Copyrights

Taught by Ari Solotoff.

What are the most important concepts to understand when working with music copyrights?  Who are the key players in music publishing, recording, and within the broader music licensing landscape?  What are the key terms and terminology for reproducing, performing, and licensing music?  We unpack the top ten tips for understanding music copyrights in today’s music industry.

6 pm – 8:30 pm

Case Study 3: Taking up Residence with Eighth Blackbird

Led by Ari Solotoff and Rachel Roberts.

Day 4 – Thursday, June 16th

11:30 am – 2 pm

Diversity Statements: How to Represent Yourself and Your Organization Effectively


Taught by Dr. Crystal Sellers-Battle.

This session will cover what goes into writing a diversity statement for yourself and for your organization.

6 pm – 8:30 pm

Case Study 4: Tonality – Unity Through Diversity

Taught by Dr. Crystal Sellers-Battle and Rachel Roberts.

Day 5 – Friday, June 17th

11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Salary Negotiations, Advocacy, and Leadership

Taught by Rachel Roberts.

Salary negotiations are embedded within leadership, both for your own careers and for those that you are hiring and promoting. This session will discuss the leadership opportunities in compensation conversations as well as present strategies for preparing for salary negotiations.

6 pm – 8:30 pm

Leadership: Lessons, Realities, and Continued Growth


Taught by Jamal Rossi.

Leadership is a complex topic that is ever changing from the external factors in the world. This session aims to understand the differences between the action of leadership – the need to appropriately and effectively analyze and make decisions, often with others – and the personal implications of leadership – navigating personal thoughts, feelings, and emotions in decision-making.