You're a passionate leader, you shouldn't have to struggle to get the support you need.
Not enough time, funding is scarce, hands-on support is hard to find (volunteers or paid), and endless red tape and admin can make you feel like you're ready to throw in the towel. The problems feel so big, and progress feels small.
It can be isolating and frustrating without the proper support.
You want the right skills, tools, strategy and community support at your fingertips to get back your time and help you achieve your goals without the overwhelm or burnout.
The Forever Agenda wants that for you too.
We care about the planet as much as you do, that's why we're so passionate about your mission. Here are some of the ways we love helping change-makers.
Provide community support and encouragement to help you thrive. Bringing all the experts to one place to empower you to carry out your vision.
Deliver easy to implement skills training and online learning environments so you can achieve the impact for your organisation anywhere in the world.
Strategic planning that informs your process and ensures that your organisation's core mission remains at the forefront of everything you do.
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VOLUNTEER, COMMITTEE MEMBER,
CONSULTANT, TRAINER, COACH
PASSIONATE ENVIRONMENTALIST, traveller, MUM, YOGA INSTRUCTOR, COFFEE SNOB.
Hi. I'm Kim.
Life-long changemaker and your personal cheerleader.
It is my mission to help those who help the planet!
I've worked globally, across 31 countries, trained 100s of leaders, recruited thousands of volunteers and raised millions of dollars for non profits. I put my time and energy where it matters most, to help this planet. And now....I've taken all my professional qualifications and experience & packaged it up into digital programs to support community leaders just like you.VIEW MY STORY ➡
The state strategic planning sessions were extremely well received and filled a real gap in what we are delivering in NSW. We’ve also been able to give our coordinators access to an amazing online facility in Community Leaders Academy. I enjoy Kim’s humour and down-to-earth nature. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her company to anyone looking for these services”
Local Landcare Coordinator
Western Landcare NSW
I am a Local Landcare Coordinator for Western Landcare NSW and have had the privilege of attending multiple Community Leaders Academy live sessions. As a coordinator, my role is extremely varied and sometimes challenging to stay at the forefront of all the different skills required in the role.
The live sessions provided by the Community Leaders Academy were extremely helpful to learn or refresh skills in sometimes overlooked areas, such as the ‘Activate your community with Social Media’ workshop. The sessions are relevant and interactive which enables a dialogue to open between both the host and participants which is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to share their knowledge. It is a great support system for all those working in the not-for-profit and volunteer sectors.
I would highly recommend to all and hope to be able to continue participating with this organisation in the future.
Climate Change Education Officer, Mornington Penninsula Shire Council
The Mornington Peninsula Shire were so pleased with the workshop Kimberley ran on "Building and Sustaining a Vibrant Committee" The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. We would definitely recommend Kimberley as an engaging and innovative Facilitator who really does her homework before workshops in order to present a workshop tailored especially to the audience.
Regional Landcare Coordinator
Murrumbidgee Landcare Incorporated
I've found the Community Leaders Academy super helpful; so hard to pick one module! I've loved all the templates, tips and bits of inspiration Kim shared. I've used lots of bits and pieces from the governance module, and also tips from the tech and communications modules.
I always look forward to the release of new modules. It gives me a chance to step back for an hour or so and focus on some of the bigger-picture stuff that I don't otherwise set time aside for. Kim is helpful, supportive and inspiring.
WA Landcare Network
The Forever Agenda live webinar on Succession Planning was such a great webinar and we got a lot of really positive feedback on it from our community.
If you are looking for support for community Landcare, I can't recommend Kimberley Boswell highly enough. She is an excellent facilitator and has a very sound understanding of the community and not for profit sector.
Secretary, Healesville Environment Watch
The benefit of Community Leaders Academy is the connection to others in similar groups. With the webinar on social media, I was able to implement regular analysis of Fb statistics. Community Leaders Academy is a good avenue to share and receive information.
Local Landcare Co-ordinator,
Community Leaders Academy is great for new ideas, and positive guidance. It’s helped me to implement an open mind and try new things. If you’re considering joining the Community Leaders Academy, join, it’s very helpful, and has no pressure so you can go at your own speed.
Thank you again, Kim, for a great positive, feel good online session with the course you provide.
Avenue, a fighting chance social enterprise
“Kim has an effective and outcomes based approach to training, development and capacity building with both individuals and teams. The resources and capability frameworks that she creates are world class and transformational. Kim is driven by finding people's best within them and giving them the courage and tools to bring their own strengths to life”
South East NSW Regional Landcare Coordinator
Working to develop our strategic plan with Kimberley Boswell was an absolute pleasure. Kim supported our team throughout the process & asked very pertinent questions which helped us articulate our vision, mission and goals.
Kim understands Landcare & it was a pleasure to work with her. She gave us good direction, without compromising our identity; we retained and generated ownership and uniqueness of our strategic plan.
The Forever Agenda sessions have been very valuable & professional & having access to the support and resources made the process punchy and rewarding. Thank-you. Five stars
Donor Programs Manager, University of Sunshine Coast
Having worked with a variety of consultants, trianers and leadership programs over the years, I woud have to say that Kim's expertise is of the highest level and would fully recommend her in these areas.
Central Tablelands Landcare
Working with Kim on Strategic Planning was a valuable experience. We did more in a couple of hours with Kim than we had in a few months with the group even when we had a facilitator in the room. Thank you.
Former Interim CEO & CFO
Yarra Ranges Kindergartens
Yarra Ranges Kindergartens Inc commissioned Kim Boswell of Forever Agenda to conduct a strategy workshop for the leadership team.
The sessions were well conducted and provided an interactive and conducive platform, encouraging the participants to engage in a lively debate. The style and professional approach of Kim and using relevant tools and techniques enabled the team to come up with constructive and innovative ideas resulting in a succinct and workable document.
Kim was a joy to work with on a live online session to help Landcare organizations learn more about recruiting and engaging volunteers. The content she created really resonated with the audience, and we received lots of very positive feedback from attendees about how beneficial the session was. I hope to get the opportunity to work with Kim again.
President, Cockatoo Community Childcare
The committee induction videos were great! Short and to the point, informative, and educational.
I'm going to take the handbook to our next COM meeting in the hope we can try to motivate a few of the quieter members into doing a little more and sharing the load. Especially when it comes to fundraising!
Kim is a talented and engaging trainer who got our team results straight away. She has a deep knowledge and passion for community volunteerism. She knows the ins and outs deeply and can deliver complex learnings in simple ways that we can easily implement. Its clear she truly cares about her students and getting us real outcomes.
Landcare Victoria Inc.
Kim did a good job in establishing the Landcare Professional's Knowledge and Skills Framework and has a deep knowledge of community Landcare and its needs and processes. We valued Kim’s responsiveness and flexibility and the extent to which she 'owned' the process of delivering a result. Priorities are eloquently outlined in the knowledge and skills framework. Kim completed good quality work on time for a reasonable cost and knows her stuff. I would be pleased to recommend Kim.
Just a few of the organisations we have worked with
Want to get started with the Community Leaders Academy?
Here's how it works.
1. Join the Academy
2. Connect with the community via our private Facebook Group.
3. Get the skills when you need them. Choose from over 40 training sessions. Pick a subject that is right for you right now and get started today.
4. Attend the ongoing monthly support sessions and webinars live, or watch replays on the app or as a podcast. Includes training, interviews and Q&A's with leading experts.
Community Leaders Academy
"No one has time to reinvent that wheel. Someone has already done all the thinking for you. Do it!"
Fiona Murdoch, PhD
Ecologist - Mallee Conservation
STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSIONS
Done for you or self-paced
Organisations with big goals will often struggle to map out the process from where they are now to the big bold vision that creates change and a better planet. Without a clear strategy in place, there is a lack of cohesion in committees or boards, and even though you may have sporadic periods of forward movement, it takes many wasted volunteer hours to make any ground. It's tiresome and hard to get forward momentum.
I’m here to help you leverage volunteer hours, honouring their service and make progress faster and with more clarity than ever before.YES. I NEED THIS ➡
Bespoke Training and Facilitation..
Whether its teams of volunteers, staff, fundraisers or your board, if you’re looking for outcomes-focused, engaging training, or if you require skilled independent group facilitation to help your team increase income, reach and impact. Request a tailor-made fit for purpose session created just right for your people.CONTACT KIM TO FIND OUT MORE ➔
COMMITTEE INDUCTION PACKAGE
It's governance training but not as you know it!
Unite your committee or board in your shared purpose and create ease for inductions. Work cohesively as a team, retain organisational knowledge, improve your skills and have a huge impact on the causes you care about.
Includes 6 short animation videos explaining the must-know aspects of joining a board or committee. These videos are designed to make complex matters simple and to give committees peace of mind that they have informed people of their responsibilities, without overcomplicating them and without having to sit through hours of overwhelming governance training.
Plus an accompanying committee handbook that ensures committee members have an active induction, capture the knowledge that is important and enables simple actionable steps each month to assist the group to come into cohesion and collaboratively work together to be an effective committee for their community group or non profit. This book can be used by a single member of the committee or by the committee as a whole to create cohesion and a strong team environment.Learn about the committee induction package ➡
There is an abundance of perfectly suited, highly talented potential volunteers out there right now, keen to get involved and they're looking for you too!
Welcome to the 5A method of Volunteer Recruitment.
Learn a targeted and planned approach to volunteer recruitment that gets big results in less time, without all the overwhelm and panic.
If you’re the leader of a community group, non profit or volunteer program manager, looking to grow your team of volunteers while releasing yourself from the endless to do lists and overwhelm, then this is the course for you.BUY the 5A method of volunteer recruitment ➔
Acknowledgement of Country
I live and work on the lands of the Wurundjeri and Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation.
Everything I have is because of what they lost.
For tens of thousands of years they lived in unison with nature. I bow to their ancestors and pay my deepest respects to the elders present and the emerging generations of leaders. In their name I make a commitment to work for a better forever.
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