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Strategic planning often gets a bad rap. But a well thought-out plan provides clarity for everyone – from board and staff, to donors and community partners. It can help your organization keep in tune with our ever-changing world and help ensure your precious resources are being invested wisely.
- Determine steps needed to begin strategic planning process
- Develop critical elements and identify key priorities
- Identify key performance indicators and timeline
You’ll leave this session with examples of activities you can immediately use to build a strategic plan for your organization.
Dan Prater is the Senior Managing Consultant at BKD CPAs and Advisors. Dan has an extensive background in nonprofit leadership and higher education. He was the founder and executive director of the Center for Nonprofit Leadership at Drury University (Springfield, MO). He co-created the university's popular Master of Nonprofit and Civic Leadership and continues to serve as an adjunct instructor in the program.
Dan provides consulting services to numerous nonprofits, NGOs and governmental organizations. He was the board chair of Nonprofit Missouri, a statewide organization that promotes the common interests of Missouri’s more than 55,000 nonprofit organizations. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and workshops across the Midwest. In addition, he has been published more than 25 times on topics of the nonprofit industry and has authored multiple research projects.
A program of The Effective Nonprofit Series