Understanding Nonprofit Strategic Planning

Date01/16/2018   |   Time9:30 am - 4:30 pm  

Huntington Bank Room Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
325 Michigan Street
Toledo, OH 43604
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Contact: Toni Shoola, Associate Director
Phone: 419-241-9513
Email: toni@c4npr.org

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This workshop is eligible for 6 hours in the Organizational Management OR Leadership and Human Resources Tracks of the Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

Approval Pending for 6.0 CFRE credits.

Workshop description:
Good strategic planning illuminates the present, envisions the future, and maps a realistic path between the two. Poor strategic planning sits in a binder on a shelf. Good strategic planning is transformative. Nonprofits that can plan well are strong, responsive, adaptive, and vibrant. Poor strategic planning is dead on arrival. Nonprofits that plan poorly may be fragile, reactionary, stagnant, and sluggish. How can nonprofits use their resources and assets to achieve the former while avoiding the latter? 

In this full-day workshop, participants will learn the essential questions and components of strategic planning and its implementation, discuss the different purposes and types of strategic planning, and consider who should be involved. Throughout, participants will consider what might work well for their organization and practical considerations for conducting strategic planning.

Target Audience:
This workshop requires no previous knowledge. It is ideal for any staff member with leadership responsibilities at the organization or program level. This workshop is also beneficial for board members to attend and we encourage board and staff members from an organization to attend together.

Presenter's Bio:
Al Onkka is a principal consultant at Aurora Consulting, a Minnesota-based firm serving nonprofits. He works at the leadership level to help nonprofits plan for the future and evaluate their impact. Al has worked in the field of evaluation, promoting data-based decision-making and organizational learning, since 2009. He is inquisitive, analytical, good at connecting ideas, practical, and affable.

Al earned his master’s degree in Evaluation Studies from UMN’s Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development. He recently served on the board of the Minnesota Evaluation Association and chaired the board of Rainbow Rumpus, a Minneapolis literary nonprofit.

Event Logistics:

  • Workshop registration starts at 9:15 am.
  • The cost of the workshop does not include lunch.
  • A map of lunch options will be provided in an email sent to you prior to the workshop.
  • Workshop slides will be emailed to you prior to the workshop.
  • Morning coffee will be provided.
  • Water will be provided throughout the day.

 For those of you who would like to develop your facilitative leadership skills, click here to learn more about another workshop offered by Al and The Center!

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