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Foundations for Successful Nonprofit Strategic Planning

Here's What You Will Get From This Training

As a result of attending this training, you will:

  1. Understand the purpose and benefits of strategic planning to your nonprofit organization.
  2. Understand the overall strategic planning framework, including typical activities in the framework and their typical order.
  3. Understand how to customize a strategic planning process to suit the nature and needs of your nonprofit and its members.
  4. Clarify the role of your Board in their strategic planning process.
  5. Identify which members of the Board and staff will be involved in developing your strategic plan and when they will be involved in the process.
  6. Clarify what outside expertise might be needed and how that expertise can be obtained, including how to ensure a strong working relationship with that outside expertise.
  7. Identify what other resources might be needed to develop your strategic plan.
  8. Know how to ensure that that your strategic plan is implemented and adjusted as necessary.
  9. Recognize common challenges in developing and implementing a strategic plan, including identifying each of your nonprofit's major challenges and how to address them.
  10. Clarify how to introduce the strategic planning process to members of your Board and staff in order to ensure their strong, ongoing participation and commitment to the process.
  11. Gain a list of useful resources to help nonprofits with strategic planning.
  12. Become familiar with a complete, step-by-step guidebook to develop a strategic plan.
  13. Develop a written "plan for a plan" with specific action steps to begin developing your nonprofit's strategic plan.

Here's Who Will Benefit

  • External consultants (paid or volunteer) who want understand the strategic planning process and how to make the process successful.
  • Nonprofit leaders and managers who want to ensure a very good start to their strategic planning process.
  • Staff of management support organizations (MSO's) that provide technical and managerial services to nonprofits in their area.
  • MSO's wanting to fully train and resource their clients to conduct successful strategic planning.

Features of This Training

  1. Focused on nuts-and-bolts activities of strategic planning with nonprofits.
  2. Instruction from national experts on strategic planning in nonprofits.
  3. Comprehensive, well-organized and substantive training materials.
  4. As much as possible, we customize the training to suit the nature and needs of the attendees.

Each Attendee Gets Complete, Step-by-Step Guidebook

Each attendee receives our Field Guide to Strategic Planning and Facilitation. For more information about the guidebook, see:

We Customize This Training for You and Your Organization

Contact us to tell us about whom you wish to train, when and where.

We'll work with you to accommodate your budget and schedule and to customize the training according to your needs.

Contact Authenticity Consulting, LLC, by calling 1-763-971-8890 or e-mailing us.
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