Keys to Successful Strategic Planning

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 26, 2023 - 09:00 am to 04:00 pmLocation: Ballard Spahr, LLP - 1735 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103


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For some, strategic planning feels like a chore that has to be completed. But truly effective leaders know that having a solid strategic plan is the key to motivating your board, staff, volunteers, and supporters to embrace the organization’s direction and work together to move your mission forward. This class will help you understand how to make strategic planning an ongoing, integrated function of a nonprofit, ensuring that your top priorities are driving your daily decisions and operations.

This class provides a comprehensive overview of strategic planning techniques, focusing on how to adapt “traditional” strategic planning for today’s uncertain environment using tools like adaptive planning, scenario planning, and strategic frameworks. We’ll explore different methods of gaining clarity on your organization’s purpose, people served, programs, and priorities. Tools for gathering stakeholder data, creating a shared vision, and framing strategic goals, objectives and action plans will be shared. This class will show you how to bring strategic thinking to your organization every day, not just when you’re “strategic planning,” helping your plan to stand up to unexpected changes both inside and outside your organization.

SKU: N/A Category: Audience: Executive directors, board leaders, program staff Certificate Programs: Nonprofit Management

Event Location

Date: April 26th, 2023

Location: Ballard Spahr, LLP

Address: 1735 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Member $155
Non-Member $185


  • Allison Trimarco

    Allison Trimarco is the founder of Creative Capacity, which works with nonprofit organizations of all types to develop creative solutions to nonprofit management challenges. Her practice focuses on strategic planning, fundraising, community engagement, and volunteer development projects. Since 2002, she has helped nonprofits develop their management capacity to better serve their organization’s mission. Her clients work in every sector of the nonprofit field, but she has a special interest in working with arts and culture organizations, youth-serving groups, and women’s organizations.

    Prior to beginning her consulting practice, Allison worked for a wide range of nonprofit organizations, primarily in the arts and in youth