Founders’ Retreat

October 9-10, 8am PT – 1:30pm PT

a 2-day virtual retreat for musician-entrepreneurs and leaders of organizations

10 spots available, contact Dina-Marie at for payment plans


Move away from the overwhelming feeling of “having to do it all”, clarify your next steps, and begin to build lasting relationships with your audience, team, and supporters.


This retreat is designed for musician-leaders, board- and team members of recently founded or veteran non-profits, ready to put their ideas to work in a vision-driven way to

  • Communicate your vision and mission clearly and concretely
  • Call forth your inner leader and activate your unique leadership style
  • Build a collaborative team and avoid burn-out
  • Establish relationships to major funders and supporters easefully
  • Build a robust board of governors

As a musician-leader, you have my utmost respect

You’re brave enough to get creative away from your instrument and defy the traditional confines that trained you. The industry needs you. And you, my friend, have all that it takes to rock your, and your community’s, world.

You might be resenting the fact that you don’t have a business degree. Not to worry. You’ve got the three main ingredients it takes: an inspiring vision, indestructible ambition, and contagious enthusiasm.


As a founder, your greatest strength isn’t your grasp on a fundraising software, it’s your quality of thinking and ability to communicate your vision of the future: To your team, board, funders, and audience.


The Founders’ Retreat will set you up with the mindset and resources to realize your vision, providing you with:

  • An international community of fellow musician-leaders
  • A mindset of growth in spite of seemingly sparse financial resources
  • A genuine and powerful way to “ask for money”
  • A planning and communication system that works and doesn’t just sit on the shelf collecting dust
  • A clear path forward


What’s included:

  • 6 interactive sessions, that’s 12 hours packed with workshops and resources
  • 1 individual 60 minute call with Dina-Marie to dive deep into your unique situation
  • Open Q&A time at the end of each day for your questions
  • Extensive written and audio resources curated specifically for non-profits founded by musicians
  • Access to the recordings from all group sessions

*Live attendance is strongly encouraged, however, all sessions will be recorded for delayed viewing.

You will receive a welcome email within 48 hours of signing up with additional information



Early birders will receive 3 additional calls, 90 minutes each, with Dina-Marie to support you in-depth with the implementation and application of the concepts discussed during the founders’ retreat.

Call 1: Clarify and communicate your vision

Call 2: Identify and create a collaborative team structure

Call 3: Create and implement your 6 to 12 month plan*


*You’d be surprised how precise we will be able to get with your production plans, marketing plans, and fundraising strategy during these 90 minutes.*

Get in touch with questions:

Payment plans available

Daily Schedule

all times are listed in pacific time. All activities to take place on zoom

Saturday, October 9

8:00am – 9:30am          Activate your inner leader

9:30am – 10:00am         30 minute break

10:00am – 11:30am       Communicate your vision and mission

11:30am – 12:00pm       30 minute break

12:00pm – 12:45pm       Power up your network

12:45pm - 1:30pm         Open Coaching

Sunday, October 10

8:00am – 9:30am          Money: budgeting, income creation

9:30am – 10:00am        30 minute break

10:00am – 11:30am       Team building – staff and governors

11:30am – 12:00pm       30 minute break

12:00pm – 12:45pm       Final exercise to draft a vision-script

12:45pm – 1:30pm          Open Coaching


***All group sessions will be recorded and made available to participants***

Individual coaching sessions to take place during the month of October. You will receive a link to schedule your session within 48 hours of signing up.

**Early birders will have until the end of the year (2021) to have their total of four sessions**


You will receive a welcome email within 48 hours of signing up with additional information