Week 1 – May 7th, 2024 Theme: Seven Pitfalls in Strategic Planning of Nonprofit Organizations

Did you know there are 7 specific reasons that strategic plans fail?  Learn what they are and how to avoid them here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/seven-pitfalls-strategic-planning-nonprofit-omer-livvarcin

Week 2 – May 14th, 2024 Theme: 20 KPIs For Nonprofits to Track Over Time

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

Week 3 – May 21st, 2024 Theme: How Can a Meeting Facilitator Help Your Strategic Planning Session or Workshop?

As Center Directors, we have our hands in everything and know the work from every angle.  That is one of many reasons why we are 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 4 – May 28th, 2024 Theme: Peer-to-Peer Advice for Living Into Your 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