How to Start an EAP Program
Taking Your First Strides Toward Success:
Resources and training for starting an EAP program
At Flying Change, we understand the challenges you face when starting a not-for-profit business in EAP. Beginning in 1996 with only one horse, one equine professional and 2 part-time private practice therapists bringing clients to the barn, Flying Change has grown into a nationally recognized EAP program with four facilities, 18 horses, four equine specialists, six licensed therapists, two corporate teambuilding professionals and pioneering programs in the fields of mental health, human development, education and animal welfare. After growing our own EAP program successfully for 14 years, we have developed the practical skills to help you navigate your path to success. From the ground up, we can advise you with our tried and true know-how in strategic planning, program development, funding, marketing, getting clients and more. Enjoy the benefit of our years of experience and choose from a variety of resources to guide you in your First Strides toward success!
First Strides Manual: How to Create a Thriving Nonprofit EAP Program Without Losing Your Money or Your Mind
In the first manual to address the growing needs of nonprofit programs in the field of EAP, First Strides presents a practical, hands-on introduction to effective nonprofit management. Discover advice for:
• creative fundraising
• corporate support
• marketing your nonprofit
• earned income ventures
• collaborative agency partnerships
• recruiting donors
• building your EAP program through hiring and developing the right team
Whether you are deciding if nonprofit status is the right path for you, or have your 501(c)(3) and are struggling with your staff, board of directors, or bottom line, you’ll learn how to: strengthen your strategic planning, develop and motivate your board to fundraise, and promote your program to the people who can make a difference for your organization and your clients. Empower your EAP program to do more than just survive. Learn how – with the right plan and the right tools – your nonprofit can thrive.
365 Days — Sanity & Strategy for Young EAP Programs
Beyond the Basics: An Emotional Guide to Leading a Successful EAP Program
As much as we need business tools and strategy to succeed in building successful EAP programs, we need emotional and spiritual skills just as critically. From Lissa Corcoran, author of First Strides, comes this unique guidebook for navigating the emotional journey of creating a successful Equine Assisted Psychotherapy program. Lissa integrates her own
experience, strength and hope, in this daily meditation book, inspiring us to understand the emotional and spiritual aspects of creating and leading an EAP program.
From the early days of Flying Change when there was hardly enough money to pay the power and the phone bill, to the expansion into a fourth facility a decade later, Lissa returns to the fundamental reflections of what makes EAP programs succeed and thrive over time. Combining hands-on business tools and practical strategy with the soft skills to succeed, she reminds us that beyond all the tools of business, our programs can only grow as well as our hearts and minds will allow. 365 Days of Strategy and Sanity for EAP is a survivor’s guide with a daily blend of encouragement, information and savvy business skills for EAP leaders.