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Increasing the Impact of Your Strategic Planning Efforts

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: This 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

Session Agenda

  • 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 involved
  • Other resources for strategic planning

Presenter Bio: 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 nonprofits.

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