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Strategic Planning for Nonprofits
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This workshop is a requirement for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

 Export to Your Calendar 9/2/2020
When: Wednesday, September 2, 2020
9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Where: Virtual Synchronous Learning Environment
United States

Online registration is available until: 8/31/2020
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Strategic planning is a process of intentionally choosing a desired future and developing a document approach to achieve that vision. Learn to excite your board and staff by understanding how to create a dynamic plan for your organization. Whether you are you getting ready to tackle a new strategic plan or updating your existing plan, this session is for you!

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore essential steps of the planning process, such as information gathering, critical issue identification, organizational analysis, and the importance of vision, mission, values, goals and strategies. 
  • Understand the role of the CEO, board of directors and staff  in the plan creation and execution.
  • Understand the importance of stakeholders’ input.
  • Learn how to create specific, measurable objectives and action steps to insure that your organization achieves its desired future.
  • Learn benefits of strategic planning, such as:
  • Use as a management tool
  • Clear direction for the organization
  • Improved service delivery and client interaction
  • Increased community participation
  • Effective and focused fundraising
Cost: $80 members, $160 non-members

Instructor: John Curtis, Ph.D., President, IOD, Inc., Organizational Capacity Building

John founded IOD, Inc. in 1999 and has developed a proven track record in bringing sound nonprofit best practices to hundreds of organizations nationwide. He has 30+ years of experience providing strategic planning, board development, fundraising, and change management consulting for all types and sizes of nonprofits.

As an experienced leader of numerous organizational capacity building projects, John is able to create a positive climate conducive to productive working relationships. He brings to organizations a unique perspective on the way people process information, solve problems, plan, gain commitment, manage change, and diversify revenue. He also helps to create systems within organizations that ensure accountability, enhanced organizational focus, direction, leadership and financial performance. 

John regularly teaches for the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, the Duke Nonprofit Management Program, and the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership.


Note: This event will be a virtual synchronous learning environment. After registering, virtual participation instructions will be sent to you.

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