The Training Need: Do you, your staff, and your Board of
Directors have a clear picture of where your organization is, where it
should be going, and how to get there? Strategic Planning is a process
that helps to answer these questions. And in today's unstable,
ever-changing environment, strategic planning is a MUST for nonprofits.
This webinar is a practical and usable introduction to the key concepts
and techniques of strategic planning and how to apply them to your
organization. Participants will leave with a clear understanding of what
nonprofits can gain from strategic planning. It is geared to the
executive staff and board members who must act as a team in this
planning process. A major theme of the session will be board involvement
in the planning process.
Special Features: In advance of the webinar, attendees will
receive a strategic planning resource manual including planning forms,
worksheets, and examples of strategic planning documents. After the
session, they will receive the PowerPoint presentation file used in the
webinar, a link to the on-demand recording of the webinar, as well as access to answers to future questions, leads on
additional capacity building resources, and more.
Who Should Attend: For board and staff leadership seeking an
introduction to strategic planning. The session will be especially
useful for executive directors and board leaders wishing to add new life
to their strategic planning efforts.
Attend As A Team:
webinar can be viewed by several people from the same organization using
one computer making your investment in Increasing the Impact of Your
Strategic Planning Efforts
even more cost effective.
Presenter: Frank Martinelli
- The nature and role of strategic planning and how to apply the
concepts and practices to nonprofit organizations
- Making sure that your strategic planning is really "strategic"
- Techniques for plan formulation, implementation, and assessment
- Preparing your organization for planning
- When, where, why, and how your board and staff should be
- Other resources for strategic planning
Frank Martinelli, The Center for Public Skills Training
Frank Martinelli is a contributing author of the new book – YOU and Your
Nonprofit Board: Advice and Practical Tips from the Field’s Top
Practitioners, Researchers and Provocateurs just published by
CharityChannel Press. Frank has over 35 years of work, training and
consulting experience with a variety of nonprofit and public sector
organizations. He is president of the Center for Public Skills Training
where he specializes in strategic planning, governing board development
and community partnership and alliance building. Since 1976 over 35,000
professional staff, board and other volunteer leaders have benefited
from Frank's practical, results-oriented training and consultation.
Frank served as a
member of the national faculty of The Learning Institute, a joint
venture of the Society for Nonprofit Organizations, PBS, United Way of
America, and the University of Wisconsin-Extension designed to deliver
training through a range of emerging technologies. The Learning
Institute, faculty and partners were the recipient of the American
Distance Education Consortium Award for the “Certificate of Excellence
in Nonprofit Leadership and Management Satellite Series”. He has
provided training and consultation to over 2000 organizations in the US
including Peace Corps, Head Start, The Points of Light Foundation,
Association of Volunteer Administration, the American Camping
Association, Wisconsin Association of Homes and Services for the Aging,
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Medical College of Wisconsin,
Greater Milwaukee Committee, American Lung Association and others. From
1981-1992, Frank served as Coordinator of THE RESOURCE CENTER, a major
provider of training to nonprofit groups in southeastern Wisconsin.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin with an M.S. in Urban Affairs,
Frank has done numerous workshops on nonprofit management topics with
special emphasis on the leadership roles of the Board of Directors.
Frank has written extensively about the management of nonprofit
organizations and is a contributing author to the New Directions
publication by Jossey-Bass, "Small Nonprofits: Strategies for Fund
Raising Success." Frank is the author of "Encouraging Visionary Board
Leadership" appearing in
You and Your Nonprofit Board:
New Thinking from the Field's Top Practitioners, Researchers and
Provocateurs, published by Charity Channel Press (June 2013). Frank
also publishes the Strategic Thinking and Planning Blog offering his
reflections on strategic planning in the nonprofit sector.
He has been trained by
the Peter F. Drucker Foundation in the use of the Organizational
Self-Assessment Tool. Frank has completed the Advanced Board Consultant
Training Program offered by BoardSource. Frank has also completed the
Distance Education Professional Development Certification Program
offered at the University of Wisconsin and is presently developing a
number of web-based and other distance learning offerings for