Keys to Successful Strategic Planning

Date and Time: Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 07:00 pm to 09:00 pmLocation: N/A - Online


Registration for this course is closed. Please contact us at [email protected] to inquire about any remaining spaces or to be placed on a waiting list.

Please note this class will take place over 3 evenings, and you must attend all dates:

  • 11/2/22
  • 11/9/22
  • 11/16/22

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: November 02nd, 2022

Location: N/A - Online


Member $155
Non-Member $185


  • Michael Matthews

    Michael Matthews is the founder and principal member of Panache 5 consulting, specializing in development, training, and project management for nonprofits and public health initiatives actively engaging youth, families and community residents and start-up businesses. He previously was associate director of the Neighborhood League Institute in Cleveland, which develops grassroots resident leadership that strengthens communities by improving the quality of life for urban underserved residents.  He was also director of MyCom, a youth development network that brings together over 750 partners in 17 neighborhoods in Ohio.

    Michael received his BA and Masters of Liberal Studies from the University of Miami, Florida