The Art of Planning: Creating an Organizational Plan that Is Living and Operational - Montana Nonprofit Assn

  • 12 Mar 2014
  • Billings, MT - Hilton Garden Inn

There has been much talk in recent years that strategic planning is no longer advisable. There is some disillusionment with planning efforts in an environment where conditions and opportunities are in flux and concern that the plan is obsolete before it’s time. “We developed a plan five years ago and haven’t looked at it since,” is a common complaint. Planning is essential to accomplishing an organization’s mission. The point of planning is to look at where you are, determine where you want to go, and figure out what it will take to get you there. There is not one correct approach to strategic planning and it’s implementation, but there is always an approach that will move you toward your goals, and more effectively with a plan in place.

Participants will explore:
--Strategic planning: what it is and what it isn’t
--Various models for planning that work for organizations of different sized and at different phases in life cycles
--Components of an effective strategic plan
--Why vision matters
--How to implement the plan and let it guide the work of the organization
--The balance between rigidity and flexibility with outside circumstances and opportunities

Presenter: Terry Profota -- Sage Solutions Nonprofit Consulting, LLC, Bozeman

Wyoming Nonprofit Network members: $85 if registered by February 25th. After this date, the fee is $95. Lunch is included.

Non Members: $150 if registered by February 25th. After this date, the fee is $165. Lunch is included.


For more information and to register, click here. There is a Wyoming Nonprofit Network member checkbox on the registration site.  




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