2014-04-16T17:00:00ZWednesday, April 16, 2014 at 05:00PM UTC
Ended 2014-04-16T18:00:00ZWednesday, April 16, 2014 at 06:00PM UTC (lasted for about 1 hour)
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 plan is never quite finished);
5) it simply adds tasks to an already over-stretched staff;
6) it has no results visible to stakeholders;
7) it does not advance your mission.
These problems are not inherent to strategic planning; they are signs that it has been done badly. This webinar will look at how a nonprofit can infuse its mission into the daily activity of staff and board through a straightforward, rigorous, and even morale-building process. It will offer both a structure and tools for planning.
- A framework and process for planning
- How to structure a mission-driven plan
- How to create an effective action plan
- What to share with whom and how
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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 since then has hosted Wednesday Webinars, a weekly professional development series for trustees and staff of nonprofit organizations. These webinars attract attendees from all 50 states and 6 continents—over 20,000 individuals—many of whom have returned frequently for additional webinars. His own presentations in the series have covered strategic and integrated planning, governance, mission statements, metrics, and facility planning.
Sam writes a quarterly e-newsletter, Critical Issues in Strategy, Planning and Organizational Development (http://bit.ly/SyParchive). He has served on the boards of non-profit organizations addressing the arts, education, the environment, health care, preservation, and homelessness. He has offered workshops on strategic, business, and integrated planning at many national and regional conferences of nonprofit associations.
Before founding Synthesis Partnership Sam was Director of Architecture and Design at Corning Incorporated, and Dean of Architecture and Design at Rhode Island School of Design. He was educated in English literature at Princeton University, architecture at Harvard University, and architectural history, theory and criticism at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Ended 2014-04-01T20:00:00ZTuesday, April 01, 2014 at 08:00PM UTC (lasted for about 1 hour)