Nonprofit Workshop: Strategic Frameworks for Nonprofits
An alternative to a more formal strategic planning process, strategic frameworks allow organizations a more flexible approach to planning with the ability to adapt to change.
One of the primary roles of a board is to set the direction for the organization. Having the board and staff working in alignment to advance the organization’s mission is essential. Yet the strategic planning process is often viewed as a laborious task.
This workshop will provide your team of Chair and CEO/ED with a process to create a strategic framework to guide the organization. During the workshop your team will begin interacting around a plan. You will also leave with tools and articles to support your planning process back at your NPO.
Workshop objectives Include:
- Define the benefits of the planning process,
- Clarify differences between the strategic and operational work,
- Provide a process for creating a strategic framework to guide the NPO,
- Enable the NPO team to begin work on a strategic framework,
- Provide tools and articles to support the process,
- Explain the process for NPOs to secure grants to continue the planning process.
Jim Schwarz is president of Compass Development & Governance Group, Inc., a consulting and training company serving for-profit businesses, mostly Fortune 500 companies. Jim works with nonprofits and associations to build high-performing boards through governance, group effectiveness, meeting dynamics, board development, team building, and strategic thinking.
Who Should Attend:
Executive directors, senior staff, board members
(teams of staff and board encouraged to attend together)
Hosted by the Community Foundation of Eastern CT and the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT
Event Cancellation Policy: Notice must be given at least three business days prior to the event. No shows or those unable to cancel in time will be billed. To cancel, please call the Chamber at 860-701-9113.