About this course

Proficiency Area: Planning.

Strategic planning is the process we use to enable our nonprofits to achieve their missions. It’s also the overarching ability–or capacity–to plan strategically over time.

In the second lesson toward your silver Merit badge, you'll explore:

  • The three core activities in the traditional nonprofit strategic planning process.

  • What an adaptive strategy is and how it could work in your nonprofit.

  • Three key questions to ask in order to adapt your strategy.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • Assessing Strategic Planning

  • 2

    How to Use Adaptive Strategy to Build and Enhance Your Nonprofit's Planning Abilities & Outcomes

    • How to Use Adaptive Strategy to Build and Enhance Your Nonprofit's Planning Abilities & Outcomes

    • Check your learning

    • Reflection Exercise: Strategic Planning in Your Nonprofit

  • 3

    Closing thoughts...

    • Your Perspective: Strategic Planning

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