Keys to Successful Strategic Planning

Date and Time: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 09:00 am to 03:00 pmLocation: Bucks County Community College - Online


Registration for this course is through Bucks County Community College. For more information visit their website -

Every nonprofit needs a good strategic plan to serve as a roadmap for change. This class will teach you how to create a living, constituent-driven strategic plan that is a critical management tool for your board and executive leadership. It will demonstrate how, when done correctly, strategic planning becomes an ongoing, integrated function designed to drive your organization to do better. You will understand what’s involved in a successful strategic planning process that makes forward-looking decisions that shape and guide what your organization is, who it serves, what it does, and why, with a focus on the future. You will understand how an effective strategic planning process can clearly articulate where your organization is going and what is needed to get there, as well as how to know if you’re successful.

The class combines lecture, peer exchange and activities in this essential and often daunting subject, to get you started on the path to a good planning process. How-to topics include: gathering stakeholder data, developing a shared vision, prioritizing strategic goals and objectives, integrating your plan into daily operations and evaluation.

Category: Audience: Executive directors, board leaders, program staff Certificate Programs: Nonprofit Management

Event Location

Date: December 08th, 2020


Fee $159


  • Allison Trimarco

    Allison Trimarco is the founder of Creative Capacity, a consulting firm that collaborates with nonprofits to solve management challenges, inspire people to participate and enhance an organization’s ability to carry out its mission.  Her practice focuses on strategic planning fundraising and board development projects. Prior to becoming a consultant, she worked for a wide range of nonprofit organizations, including performing arts groups, libraries and public television.  She earned her MA in Arts Management at Carnegie Mellon University, and her BA in Theatre at Smith College.