Everything You Wanted to Know About Strategic Planning (but were afraid to ask)
It’s almost strategy season – are you ready?
For many nonprofits, Fall marks the beginning of strategic planning season. And while summer is just getting started, now is the time to start preparing for those critical planning conversations.
You probably have a lot of questions about strategic planning!
Even in the best of times, running a successful nonprofit is chaotic and filled with uncertainty. From rogue board members to overzealous staff to demanding funders to ever-changing community needs, you have a lot to manage. And it can be hard to figure out the best long-term direction or the right next step.
The good news is that strategic plans cut right through the chaos and uncertainty. Plus, the process re-engages and re-energizes your staff and your board. This results in clear direction and a motivated team so that your nonprofit can achieve its mission and you can fulfill your destiny as a leader.
But even tenured nonprofit leaders have a lot of questions about strategic planning:
- What is strategic planning?
- How much time will it take?
- How much extra work will I be responsible for?
- What does an effective planning process even look like?
- How do I convince board and staff it’s important?
We have the webinar for YOU!
Your organization deserves a strategic plan that helps achieve its mission. And you deserve a strategic plan that enables you to reach your full potential as a leader. If you are an Executive Director or Board Chair, then please join me on Thursday 7/14 at 3 PM EDT for a one-hour webinar on strategic planning. When you sign off, you will know:
- If your organization needs a strategic plan
- If your nonprofit is ready for a strategic plan
- What to expect from a strategic planning process
- How to overcome common objections from your board and staff
This is our most popular webinar and space is limited, so register today and get started on your own strategic planning journey!
Don’t just take my word for it
As a strategic planning consultant, I have worked with many nonprofits across the United States. Here is what they say about our strategic planning process:
Dolph is an incredibly talented leader who helped to change the course of our organization. – Heather Wilkie, Executive Director, Zebra Coalition
With his experience and vast knowledge, we gained the information needed for our agency to grow and become successful. – Jimmy Peterson, CEO, Georgia Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
In January of 2020, I had the great pleasure of working with Dolph on a new 3yr strategic plan for Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre. Even now, in what is the most uncertain of times, I come away from his process energized and fully confident we now have the tools to thrive in this new uncertain environment. – John Welker, Executive & Artistic Director, Terminus Modern Ballet Theater
We engaged Dolph & Lexie to develop a strategic plan, with the participation of a broad range of stakeholders, board members, and the team. Through this exercise, Dolph and Lexie guided us through the process of creating a three-year plan with a detailed schedule that we are implementing and continually adding to. Dolph & Lexie truly care about their clients and they are valued thought partners who offer intellect, vision, strategy, action steps, all with encouragement and accountability. – Grace Atkinson, CEO, Jusoor