1. Building Your Strategic Plan: Tools to Develop the Plan and Position Your Nonprofit for Sustainability

Building Your Strategic Plan: Tools to Develop the Plan and Position Your Nonprofit for Sustainability

Building Your Strategic Plan: Tools to Develop the Plan and Position Your Nonprofit for Sustainability
Event ID: 40012
Session ID: 13969

Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter(s): Jeanne Allen, nonprofit consultant
Price: $299.00, On-Demand includes full audio presentation, question and answer session and presentation slides.
Who Should Attend? CEOs, executive directors, board members, business leaders, volunteer managers, HR managers, program managers, supervisors, department heads, advocates, funders, outreach & education managers, and nonprofit staff

Building a plan involves a range of skills: moving from the expansive, exploratory thinking and data-gathering analysis to determining overall organization direction. This building phase is a time to blend goal setting with making the hard decisions. From reaffirming your mission, to assessing your situation, to choosing the priorities, and to writing the plan, this webinar will detail how to move your organization onward.

Beginning with the information that your team gathered in the planning phase, the focus now becomes deepening the priorities and expressing them in your strategic plan itself. The plan can cover such broad areas as programs, financial, governance and/or administration. Learn and discover innovative ways of developing your strategic plan with examples of different planning tools, such as SWOT, the Matrix, and others.

Please join Jeanne Allen for a webinar that will help you develop a strategic plan that best positions your nonprofit for sustainability, including how to write a mission statement, an outline of goals, objectives, activities, an assessment of current resources, and a strategic analysis.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • Identifying ways to assess your nonprofit’s situation
  • Exploring a variety of planning tools
  • Incorporating planning tools into your plan
  • Reviewing financial implications of the strategic plan
  • Identifying the components of a plan
  • Writing the strategic planning document
  • Organizing a planning retreat
  • Defining the role of your board in building your plan

YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER Your conference leader for “Building Your Strategic Plan: Tools to Develop the Plan and Position Your Nonprofit for Sustainability” is Jeanne Allen.Jeanne brings expertise in strategic planning, board and leadership development, change management, volunteer management, and social media strategy. As a consultant, facilitator, and key note speaker, she inspires and advises nonprofit professionals in the intersection of strategy, innovation, and leadership. Jeanne is passionate about effective nonprofit management and leadership, and building relationships with and between all the stakeholders: volunteers, members, staff and board leadership.

In addition to leading Jeanne Allen Consulting, she is an instructor in the Duke University Nonprofit Management Program (NC) where she teaches sustainable strategic planning, board development and governance, and social media strategy & policy for nonprofits. Currently, she is a Newswire contributor for Nonprofit Quarterly (NPQ) daily online journal and on the editorial board for Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), an online magazine on technology and nonprofit leadership. Jeanne has spent 30+ years working in national and local nonprofits as a staff member, program leader, board member and consultant.

Additionally, Jeanne is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer with expert knowledge of effective governance principles. Recently, Jeanne became a certified instructor in the Service Enterprise Program, which is sponsored by Points of Light Foundation. As a volunteer, she is a local organizer for NC Tech 4 Good, a community group focusing on technology skills for nonprofits and social good.

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