Sam Frank

Sam Frank founded Synthesis Partnership to advise non-profit organizations in strategy, planning and organizational development. The largest share of his practice is devoted strategic planning, but he also works with clients on board governance, change management, facility, program and business planning, and training.

In 2009 he co-founded Nonprofit Webinars and... (continued)

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Colette Ellis

I’m an author, coach and public speaker on mindfulness, motivation, and workplace stress. As founder of InStep Consulting, I have traveled the globe facilitating personal growth and professional training for leaders from countries including Australia, Botswana, Bulgaria, Chile, Lithuania, Mexico, Poland, and Vietnam. Clients transform their lives and realize... (continued)

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Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Plan Development

Wed, Apr 19, 2017 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... (continued)

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Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Implementation, Measurement, Reporting

Wed, May 24, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

No matter how rewarding a planning process is in cultivating your stakeholders, focusing your board and staff, and developing your organization, and no matter how promising the goals and objectives of your plan, strategic planning cannot be successful unless it drives action. A bit of wisdom from... (continued)

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Elle Cathey

Associate Marketing Manager at Leadership Strategies, Inc. - The Facilitation Company

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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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Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Measure, Monitor, Report

Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

No matter how rewarding a planning process is in cultivating your stakeholders, focusing your board and staff, and developing your organization, and no matter how promising the goals and objectives of your plan, strategic planning cannot be successful unless it drives... (continued)

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Strategic Planning Part 1: Cultivation & Organization

Wed, Jun 03, 2015 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 within the organization, which is achieved through a... (continued)

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Nonprofit Solutions Network

Nonprofit Solutions Network was founded in 1998 to help nonprofits increase capacity, lower costs, and improve their overall operation through the use of technology. We provide technology solutions customized to meet the unique needs and financials challenges of nonprofits. NSN has worked with many large NYC nonprofits, including Community Service... (continued)

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Susan Hammond

Susan C. Hammond, CPA, MST is a leadership and business coach. She consults on improving board financial literacy and governance practices. She is a frequent speaker on creating advisory boards, interpreting financial information, and improving board member performance. She is a former CFO of Fuller Craft Museum and a co-founder of the South Shore Women's Business... (continued)

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Strategic Planning Part 1: Cultivation & Organizational Development

Wed, Mar 22, 2017 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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Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Plan Development

Wed, Apr 13, 2016 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 written (or the written... (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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Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Measure, Monitor, Report

Wed, May 11, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

No matter how rewarding a planning process is in cultivating your stakeholders, focusing your board and staff, and developing your organization, and no matter how promising the goals and objectives of your plan, strategic planning cannot be successful unless it drives... (continued)

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What’s a Mission Statement Worth?

Wed, Nov 02, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Could your mission statement describe any of several other organizations that are similar to yours? Do you just haul it out once a year for your annual report and 990? If you've been around for many years, you're clear about your nonprofit's value to your community, your stakeholders and/or your... (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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EFFECTIVE MEETING FACILITATION FORMS AND TOOLS, by Miranda Duncan

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 (www.warshawski.com) 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 Resilient NPO: 12 Questions for Sustained Change

Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

CHANGE. The nonprofit sector faces relentless pressure to change from every direction. Stakeholders including clients, donors, regulators, partners, staff, and volunteers push for change. Technological advancement, talent management trends, competition with social enterprise, political shifts, and cultural... (continued)

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The Things You Gotta' Do to Start a Nonprofit Organization: 35 Tips

The Things You Gotta' Do to Start a Nonprofit Organization
The Checklist Project of The Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC)

Many people who think about starting a nonprofit are unaware that they will be starting a small business with all the needs that a successful business... (continued)

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Webinar: Strategic Planning Part 1: Cultivation & Organizational Development

Wed, Mar 19, 2014 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 within the organization, which is... (continued)

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Critical Issues #1: Why Plan

The purpose of planning is not to write a plan, it is to increase your ability to serve your mission. That is why, despite shortages of time and money, planning is all the more important in challenging times.

http://www.synthesispartnership.com/critical01/

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Two Approaches to Strategic Planning

It can be challenging to know what constitutes a “good” strategic plan and how best to develop one. This article provides two approaches to strategic planning. It also outlines when each approach is appropriate, and warns against potential pitfalls to avoid. The article provides a framework for thinking about strategic... (continued)

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Strategic Plan

Strategic plan

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Benchmark Against Leading Practice: Strategic Outcome Planning Checklist

The Strategic Outcome Planning Best Practices Checklist is a self-assessment instrument that helps nonprofit organizations identify capacity strengths and challenges and establish capacity building goals in the area of strategic outcome planning. Results from the checklist can be used to guide... (continued)

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Pulling Together: Strengthening the Nonprofit Sector through Strategic Restructuring

This report discusses strategic restructuring as a method for creating partnerships between and among organizations, strategic restructuring enables nonprofits to forge a wide range of advantageous alliances, from mergers and joint ventures to administrative consolidations and... (continued)

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Rediscovering a Strategic Resource: Your Employees

Many companies are beginning to recognize that employee involvement programs are a critical part of successful community involvement programs. Using a detailed case example from Altria Group, TCC group provides guidelines and best practices of employee involvement programs in this paper.

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Drucker Foundation Self Assessment Tool and Workshop

The one-day training workshop introduces participants to the newly revised The Five Most Important Questions Self-Assessment Tool Participant Workbook, Third Edition and the Facilitator’s Guide. On completion of the workshop, leaders will have the knowledge to facilitate and personalize Peter Drucker’s tool with their organization.... (continued)

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