Everything You Wanted to Know About Strategic Planning (but were afraid to ask)

Feeling frozen by the uncertainty of COVID, the economy and the next election?

Sometimes we get stuck by uncertainty. Without a crystal ball, we aren’t sure if the next COVID variant will cause a shut down, whether inflation will rise even more and force double-digit increases in expenses and what the results of the next election will bring. 


Environments like this one are called “VACU”: Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. And we’ve all been there. When we’re overloaded by VACU, it can feel even more difficult to see through the fog and find a way forward. 

Planning eats uncertainty for breakfast!

The good news is that there is a solution to breaking out of VACU and achieving new levels of success: a strategic plan! 


Strategic plans cut through the uncertainty (and the day-to-day chaos and emergencies). Plus, the process re-engages and re-energizes your staff and your board. This results in clear direction and a motivated team so that you can fulfill your destiny as a leader.

You probably have a lot of questions about strategic planning!

Even tenured nonprofit leaders have a lot of questions about strategic planning:

  • • What is strategic planning?
  • • How do I convince board and staff it’s important?
  • • How much time will it take?
  • • What’s does an effective planning process look like?

We have the webinar for YOU!

You deserve a strategic plan that helps you and your organization achieve its mission and 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 1/20 at 3:00pm EST for a one-hour webinar on strategic planning. When you sign off, you will know:

  •  •  If your organization needs a strategic plan
  •  •  Whether 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

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 my strategic planning process:


Dolph is an incredibly talented leader who helped to change the course of our organization. – Heather Wilkie, Executive Director, Zebra Coalition


Dolph’s command of nonprofit operations and governance, paired with his attention to detail and thorough follow-through make him the perfect person to choose as a consultant! – Denise Spivak, CEO, CenterLink


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

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