Week 1 – June 1st, 2021 Theme: Avoid Common Reasons Strategic Plans Fail

Did you know there is a specific method to achieving the strategies you planned with your board? There are also 4 specific reasons that strategic plans fail. Learn what they are and how to avoid them here: https://www.tsia.com/blog/4-reasons-why-most-strategic-plans-fail

Week 2 – June 8th, 2021 Theme: Understand the Measurability of Your Goals

In order to measure progress toward the goals on your strategic plan, you have to first design those goals to be focused on the achievement, rather than on the action. You can find out more about the three ways to tell if your strategic plan goals measure up here: https://www.staceybarr.com/measure-up/3-tests-of-the-measurability-of-your-goals/

Week 3 – June 15th, 2021 Theme: Establishing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Once your strategic goals are based in achievement, it’s time to establish your Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) so you can measure the organization’s progress. You can find 14 of the most common and useful KPIs for nonprofits here: https://donorbox.org/nonprofit-blog/kpis-for-your-nonprofit/

Week 4 – June 22nd, 2021 Theme: Benefits of a Meeting Facilitator for Strategic Planning

As center Directors, we have our hands in everything and know the work from every angle. That is one of many reasons we’re not the best people to facilitate strategic planning buy-in and measurement with our board. A facilitator is often best, and this blog explains the many reasons why: https://www.smestrategy.net/blog/how-can-a-meeting-facilitator-help-your-strategic-planning-session-or-workshop

Week 5 – June 29th, 2021 Theme: Advice from Nonprofit Leaders Implementing a Strategic Plan

We know the best advice often comes from our peers. The same is true in carrying out strategic plans. In this article, organizational leaders who have been successful with carrying out strategic plans share what they have learned and how they accomplished their goals: https://www.bridgespan.org/insights/library/strategy-development/living-into-strategic-plan-implemention-guide/peer-to-peer-advice-for-living-into-your-strategic