Defining the Strategic Plan

Explore the essential value of strategic planning.

About this event

Your strategic plan serves as a roadmap and a tool for assessing your organization’s progress. Setting an informed and realistic strategic direction is critical in creating a strong foundation to meet emerging needs. We’ll discuss how to prepare for strategic planning and the key elements and components to develop a living strategic plan, with the flexibility to address the changing landscape.

Topics Include:

  • Types of plans and the components of a plan
  • The planning process and assessing the readiness of your organization
  • The interrelationship between strategic planning and program planning
  • Strategies to involve supporters, excite them about the future, and gain their buy-in to do the plan

This event is sold out. We invite you to check out other CNM trainings and events, or request a custom training.

Who Should Attend: This seminar is designed for nonprofit supervisors, directors, managers, and other nonprofit leaders at all levels of experience.

Registration Fee:

  • Early Bird : $99 (ends on 10/18)
  • General Admission: $125

Scholarships:

If you are a CNM Member or Scholarship Recipient, please send an email to [email protected] to receive your discount code.

Virtual Seminar

Optimized for the virtual environment, this seminar will consist of presentations, group discussions, breakout group sessions, polls, and short breaks. This is an opportunity to do a deep dive on a new topic and leave with tools that you can put into practice immediately.

Instructors

Leslie Robin, Senior Strategist, Center for Nonprofit Management

Leslie Robin is a coach, consultant, and trainer with over 30 years of expertise in the nonprofit philanthropic field at the local and national levels. At CNM, Leslie utilizes her consulting, training, and executive coaching skills to support the nonprofit industry and its leaders to address emerging issues. Leslie oversees CNM Leadership Development programs to equip managers and leaders with the skills necessary to lead the diverse and changing workplace. She is a trailblazer for fostering change and meeting social and community needs through strategic planning, board and leadership planning, and organizational development. Her all-encompassing nonprofit experience includes organizations in the arts, education, Jewish communal, environmental, public safety, and health agencies. Leslie is a member of the Association of Talent Development (ATD) and the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Leslie holds a Master’s in Urban Planning from the School of Public Administration of New York University and a B.S. in Business Administration from UC Berkeley, she is a Certified Governance Trainer for BoardSource, and an Associate Certified Board with the International Coach Federation. Her other involvement includes being a Visiting Lecturer at Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles.

Raymond Diaz, Strategist, Center for Nonprofit Management

Raymond has 10 years of experience in nonprofit strategy, program development, and community engagement. Throughout his career, he honed his aptitude for community engagement and project management by working with various coalitions at the city, county, and state-level, managing teams, organizing events, and managing relationships with diverse stakeholders. At CNM, Raymond supports clients in designing and implementing evaluation and research, capacity building, and learning. Raymond holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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Need expert advice? We’re only an email or phone call away. Use this form to get in touch or call the Nonprofit Answer Hotline at the number listed below.

You can also schedule a free, 15-minute appointment and we’ll match you with an in-house expert.








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