About this course

Proficiency Area: Planning.

The purpose of the strategic planning process is to help our nonprofits become learning organizations and to do so effectively, we need to begin with the true end in mind.

In the third (and final) lesson toward your bronze Merit badge, you'll explore:

  • How a culture of learning and being a learning organization can support your strategic planning effectiveness.

  • Six key questions to help you assess your readiness for strategic planning across multiple dimensions.

  • The elements of the "Theory of Change" model.

  • Five indicators of effectiveness surrounding nonprofit strategic planning.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • Exploring Strategic Planning Effectiveness

  • 2

    What Effective Strategic Planning Looks Like

    • What Effective Strategic Planning Looks Like

    • Measuring Readiness and Capacity for Strategic Planning

    • Check your learning

  • 3

    Closing thoughts...

    • Nonprofit Strategic Planning Resources

    • Bronze Badge Transcripts

    • Strategic Planning Bronze Badge Wrap-Up

    • Before you go...

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