How to Cross the Financial Tight Rope


Date: Wednesday June 5th (part 1) & Wednesday June 12th (part 2)
Time: 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. EDT
Cost: $99
CEUs: 0.3

If your agency has felt the effects of the economy, this unique and affordable training program will be the best investment you ever make! It will improve the financial and operational health of your organization and pay for itself many times over in cost savings and improved staff morale.

This two part webinar series will introduce the Parks and Recreation Service Analysis, a useful and progressive management approach intended to lead parks and recreation agencies in their quest to become financially resilient. This revolutionary process leads agencies to “do things right”, logically and responsibly utilizing limited funding rather than submitting to arbitrary budget reductions and cuts due to economic strain and political pressure.

Registrants will gain both a thorough understanding of how the Analysis works, as well as the opportunity to apply the process to their own agency by completing an assessment of three of their parks and/or recreation services (e.g., neighborhood park, park shelter, community or recreation center, day camp, softball league).

Learning Outcomes:

  • Analyze current market conditions, competition, and financial viability of services in their service areas.
  • Evaluate your agencies and assess them by utilizing the Service Analysis & Financial Strategies Matrix.
  • Assess each service based upon the four criteria of the Analysis process: Alignment with Organizational Purpose/Mission; Market Position; Competitive Position: and Financial Viability.


 Who should participate? Agency Directors, finance managers and other senior administrators are encouraged to register.

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Presenter: Jamie Sabbach

Jamie Sabbach is the Founder and Chief Executive of 110 Percent LLC, an innovative agency committed to strengthening recreation, parks, and related services through consulting, training, and facilitation services.  She has more than 23 years of experience working in and for public parks and recreation, and higher education. 

Jamie has worked for notable public agencies such as the Champaign Park District (IL), the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department (IN), and the Boulder Parks and Recreation Department (CO) in the capacities of programmer, facility manager, superintendent and director. She has been adjunct faculty at Indiana University, an Instructional Assistant Professor at Illinois State University, and has continued to contribute to higher education as an adjunct faculty member at Metro State University in Denver, Colorado. Jamie currently works as a national consultant and development trainer where her focus is on enhancing organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Her extensive experiences in service delivery, facility development, organizational planning, financial management, and community engagement, along with her comprehensive knowledge of the field allow her to direct dynamic and effective processes that lead to impressive results.

Jamie is an active member of the National Recreation and Park Association having served in a variety of leadership capacities. She is a past President of the American Park and Recreation Society, previously the largest professional branch of NRPA, and in 2008 was inducted as a Fellow into the prestigious American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration whose membership is limited to 125 practicing professionals and academicians from across the United States. 

Jamie has taught more than 200 professional development and training programs at various continuing education schools, and at many state, regional, national and international conferences since 1996.