You’ve created and written your strategic plan – now what? This is the point where many nonprofits can stumble. Implementing and monitoring the plan depend on merging the opportunities into operations. While your plan hopefully energizes and focuses your board, staff and other stakeholders, there will be challenges to translating these big ideas into specific steps. The challenges of decision making are part of the implementation and the monitoring.
Taking the plan into the action phase requires leadership from the board, management oversight from the executive staff, identifying what to measure and a timeline with checkpoints. It is important to measure if and how the selected goals are being accomplished according to your timeline, and if not, what is the challenge.
Please join Jeanne Allen for a session that will discuss how to involve the board, when it could make sense to change the goals, and recommendations to celebrate accomplishments. The last phase is to reflect on the planning process and put in place a monitoring system that will help keep you on track to accomplish your goals.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:
- Managing the changes needed for success
- Creating operating plans based on the strategic plan
- Deciding how to measure the success of your plan
- Identifying the board’s role in monitoring the plan
- Designing the monitoring process
- When to change your plan
- AND MUCH MORE!
YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER
Your conference leader for “Working Your Strategic Plan: How to Implement and Monitor Your Completed Plan” 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.