Strategic Planning in Nonprofits
Three 60-minute webinars - February 27, March 13, March 27 at 3:00 p.m. EST.
Is strategic planning on your radar for 2019? Do you need to clarify the strategic direction of your organization and the strategies that will be used to achieve your vision while also ensuring organizational health and sustainability? If you answered yes, join this three-part webinar series that will set you on the path to developing a plan that doesn't sit on a shelf collecting dust! Strategic planning aligns your people and resources around a plan to achieve your mission.
The series will be anchored with Strategic Planning in Nonprofits(SPiN), a toolkit developed by Washington Nonprofits to make strategic planning accessible and manageable for you, your board, and your staff. Over the course of three 1-hour webinars, and some suggested "homework" in between sessions, we will review the six phases in the planning process, and you will leave with the tools and confidence to develop a strategic plan for your organization.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Board Members, Executive Directors, and other nonprofit staff working with boards
Part 1: Getting Started with Strategic Planning
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
This session will introduce the what and why of strategic planning as well as lay the groundwork for the six phases of planning. We will explore the first two phases of the planning process, Prepare and Listen. After completing this session, you will understand the need for strategic planning, be able to articulate what you hope planning will accomplish for your organization, and be equipped with the tools to assess your organization's readiness to engage in a strategic planning process. You will also be able to identify key planning questions and stakeholders for your planning process.
Part 2: Your North Star – Mission and Vision
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
This session will explore the role of consulting with broader circle of stakeholders as you (re)envision your mission and vision. We’ll explore who your stakeholders are and what data you might gather. We will also talk about the role of a mission and vision statement in serving as the north star for your strategic plan. We’ll review key elements of mission and vision statements. After completing this session you will be prepared to assess your organization’s mission and vision statement and know how to engage key staff and board to craft statements that capture and communicate your organization’s identity.
Part 3: Rolling Up Your Sleeves – Plane, Execute, and Evaluate
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
This session will present a process to innovate, develop and prioritize strategic goals with your board and key staff. From there we will also discuss how to write good objectives to make your priorities actionable and measureable. Many strategic plans get left on the shelf to collect dust. Discover how to avoid this pitfall by building an execution and evaluation plan into your process. After completing this session, you will know how to write strategic goals and objectives for your organization and have ideas about how to align your resources so you can reach your goals. Most importantly, you will know how to keep your plan a living document and how to track progress on your goals.