San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Strategic Planning for Non-Profits Workshop
Looking to increase your ability to develop and implement a truly effective strategic plan? Need help to guide your organization through today's challenging environment but a professional consultant is out of reach? Funders and granting agencies often require that applicants submit a strategic plan. This is likely a considerable challenge for those with no staff experienced in developing such plans. This workshop provides practical guidelines for developing a workable strategic plan on limited resources. It will address:
- What makes a plan "strategic" and what are functions it can play in helping an organization achieve its mission, especially in hard times?
- What resources and conditions are needed to successfully create and implement a strategic plan?
- What should be the content of a strategic plan?
- What is the strategic planning process – who should do what, when and how? What is the role of the board, staff and other volunteers?
- Why do strategic plans often fail? How do you bridge the gap between strategic planning and operational planning and building constant evaluation into the management and governance process?
About the Facilitator:
Vic Murray, PhD., is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria. His primary area of research is the subject of governance in nonprofit organizations with an emphasis on determinants of board effectiveness. He has been a member of numerous boards, chaired several and headed the governance committees of several more. His most recent publication is as editor and contributor to The Management of Charitable and Nonprofit Organizations in Canada (Lexis Nexis Butterworths)