Peanut Productions & Events

Peanut Productions produce events that creatively and strategically target our partner’s key objectives through emotive brand awareness. Our events connect and engage with an audience and effectively communicate our partner’s core messages in an experiential environment.

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Planning Clinic

Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Building on our annual cycle of nonprofit planning webinars (three on strategic planning and one each on integrated planning, facility planning, and mission statements), we will offer a discussion-based planning clinic. If you have a question, issue or problem relating to any aspect of nonprofit planning (strategic,... (continued)

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Sample Fundraising Plan Outline

This document is an outline of all the potential funding categories for your organization. It helps to identify elements of positioning, goals, and implementation that will be needed in building a diversified fundraising strategy.


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Online tool for do-it-yourself, non-profit strategic planning

Dot-org Strategic Plan helps you design your own process and guides you step-by-step to create your plan using backgrounders, templates, examples, worksheets, and other resources. After your strategic plan is complete, Dot-org Strategic Plan helps with plan implementation, revision, and evaluation. Real... (continued)

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Creating a Resource Development Plan

Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

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Without a clear guide for fundraising activities in your organization it is difficult to convey needed fundraising efforts throughout your organization, engaging all who are able and leveraging the most dollars for your organization. Join Emily Davis,... (continued)


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Strategic Planning Part 1: Cultivation & Organizational Development

Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Strategic planning should be a means not only to produce a strategy, but also to engage and cultivate stakeholders, develop leadership, and generate new energy, commitment and consensus around mission. Its primary product is not a written plan, but strategic thinking... (continued)

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Turn Strategic Planning into Strategic Action

Newsflash: "Strategic planning" is pointless! Unless, of course, it leads to action... action that achieves results that advance your mission. Non-profits need to hear strategic planning as a "call to action" and follow through, but it's tough when you don't have all of the pieces... (continued)


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Development Plan Template

Development plan template, including who is responsible, income generated, and expenses.

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Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Plan Development & Implementation

Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Strategic planning has a dicey reputation for any number of reasons:

1) it often is tedious and time-consuming;
2) the issues it identifies are either obvious or not critical to the mission (or both);
3) the actions it specifies are vague and unmeasurable;
4) it is ignored once the plan is... (continued)


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Staging Strategic Planning Retreats

As the facilitator for a retreat, your job begins well before the group arrives at the site. Retreats are most effective
if they are considered a process in a continuum, not an event, and you want the process to evoke passion as well as a
product. To accomplish that, consider the retreat in three stages: pre-retreat planning,... (continued)

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This essay and 26 others are part of a suite of strategic planning essays for the National Endowment for the Arts' Advancement Program, commissioned and edited by Morrie Warshawski ( for a toolkit called LESSONS LEARNED (which was dismantled in 2013).

Also, the wrong diagram for SOURCES OF CONFLICT appears in the text. It is added here as a separate file.

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The Case for Integrated Planning

Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

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Strategic planning is a pliable term that gets attached to a wide range of activities, from defining programs and services, to budgeting, communications, information technology, and even facility planning. But these are very different kinds of... (continued)


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The Leader as Coach: Guiding Your Team in Dynamic Change

Wed, Aug 05, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

It's virtually impossible to fulfill your mission over the long haul without change. Key people come and go, the economy surges and lags, new ways to engage donors or members emerge seemingly every day, and the imperative to operate cost-effectively is ever-present. ... (continued)

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The Abundant Not-for-Profit e-book: How Talent (Not Money) Will Transform Your Organization

Want to accomplish more as a not-for-profit leader?

If so, we wrote this book for you!

A decade in the making, The Abundant Not-for-Profit offers a transformational approach to not-for-profit leadership.
It’s time for the not-for-profit sector to replace scarcity... (continued)


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Competent Advantage™ Nonprofit Assessment

Are you seeking to attract and retain talent? Would you like to better define and articulate your message to donors? Do you want to identify new funding opportunities? The Competent Advantage™ Nonprofit Assessment is 30-question assessment that helps executive directors and board members make informed, competent decisions... (continued)


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10 Minute Board Exercise in Disaster Preparedness - Protecting Your Personnel

We often find ourselves so busy with daily activities and programming that we forget to make time to "think ahead". As many nonprofits have discovered, this can be devastating should an unforeseen hazardous event occur.

Such events include fire, flooding,... (continued)

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Critical Issues #7: On Mission

Here’s my claim: a mission statement is a fundamental tool of strategy, focus, marketing, and identity. It provides the shortest route to your goal… for the simple reason that without it you don't really know (collectively) what your goal is.

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Critical Issues #8: The Measure of Success

If the truly important things are qualitative, how can the real value of what we do be measured in any meaningful way? Quantitative measures are not a substitute for qualitative goals, but when developed and used thoughtfully, they are essential tools to assist in reaching them.

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Webinar: Taking the Mystery out of Metrics

Measure, measure, measure. More and more, we hear about the importance of metrics. But what does that really mean? Join strategy consultants Sam Frank and Michele Levy for a practical discussion about the metrics that really matter for nonprofit organizations.

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Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Connecticut

Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Connecticut is based on the fundamental values of quality, responsibility and accountability. The six characteristic accountability principles distinguish the nonprofit sector from government and the business sector. The recommended practices... (continued)

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How To Create A Work Breakdown Structure For Your Project

A step-by-step guide to creating your projects' Work Breakdown Structure (WBS.) A WBS is “a deliverable-oriented hierarchical decomposition of the work to be executed by the project team, to accomplish the project objectives and create the required deliverables."

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Levels of Interactivity within E-Learning

Ever wondered how to determine the levels of interactivity needed within your e-Learning modules? This information is critical to have before you issue and RFP or look to obtain quotes from e-Learning vendors. This simple, handy chart should prove useful to you.

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Strategic Planning Template and Directions

This easy-to-use strategic planning template and directions can be used by any organization. It helps you focus on the key concerns of your organization and plan the action steps that will ensure your strategic plan is implemented on time and on budget.

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Strategic Plan-to-Plan San Diego Cooperative Charter School, 2011

A team of graduate students consultants from the University of San Diego were asked to come in and gather data to inform San Diego Cooperative Charter School’s (SDCCS) strategic planning process.

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The Strategic Marketing Matrix for Social Entrepreneurs

Practicing triage is one of the most daunting and emotional challenges for nonprofit entrepreneurs. But, as we learned in part one of this four-part series, "The Strategic Marketing Matrix for Social Entrepreneurs"

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