A strategic plan can be a powerful and energizing force uniting members of a nonprofit organization in working together toward shared aims. What distinguishes plans that are engines for growth and improvement from those that mainly stay on the shelf?
On Monday, March 8, I shared research conducted on the UW-Madison campus which identifies several factors that correlate highly with successful execution of a plan. We discussed tools that ranged across developing the plan and evaluating it, communicating the plan, implementing, and budgeting. Melinda V. Heinritz, Executive Director, Wisconsin Historical Foundation, shared planning approaches that have resulted in significant gains for her organization.
The Communiversity Session was sponsored by the UW Center for Nonprofits. I will send you the handout, just contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author and consultant Kathleen A. Paris, Ph.D., speaks on healthy workplaces, provides consulting for strategic planning, process improvement and redesign, and professional development for leaders. Read more »