Strategic Planning: The Beginning

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Creating a Process That Produces Results

Did you know that your organization can double your chances for success simply by creating a current and relevant strategic plan to guide growth?

Unfortunately, more than 70% of nonprofits that have a written plan admit that the document is sitting on a shelf collecting dust, and we want to make sure yours is not one of them! During this webinar, Marie Palacios, Lead Consultant at Funding for Good, will break down the ten things every organization should know before drafting the final document.

This webinar is perfect for you if you’re seeking to begin a planning process that engages your entire team and produces a realistic action-focused plan.

You will walk away with a greater understanding of different approaches to the process, professional tips on what works and what does not, and an arsenal of strategies to generate buy-in from your board, staff, and stakeholders.

In this webinar, you will:

  • learn why a strategic plan is vital for sustainable growth;
  • gain tips for achieving “buy-in” from your board, staff, and stakeholders;
  • confirm how your vision and mission statement drive the process;
  • breakdown the top ten things every organization should know before crafting a strategic plan;
  • understand primary functions and components of a multi-year strategic plan;
  • determine who should participate in the strategic planning process and how to engage them;
  • learn how to conduct a detailed environmental scan for your organization;
  • identify metrics you need to guide a current and relevant strategic planning process; and,
  • access a variety of free tools and templates to get your organization started in the strategic planning process.
90 Minutes
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1. A copy of your paid invoice
2. A confirmation email from Zoom for the webinar with the login credentials

If you do not receive the confirmation email within 48 hours of registering, please email or call 1-877-784-7268.

GrantStation does not refund registration fees. Fees may be applied to any webinar scheduled within 30 days.

After the webinar, you will receive an email with a link to the recording and any handouts.


Marie Palacios

Marie Palacios, Lead Consultant for Funding for Good, is a native of Morganton, NC. She began her nonprofit experience as a volunteer while completing a community service project in college. During her freshman year at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC, Marie walked into a local nonprofit to volunteer with children and never left the field!

Over the past two decades, she has worn every hat imaginable in the nonprofit world: volunteer, board member, program director, executive director, and development consultant. Marie combines her experiences and expertise to help organizations grow for good. She is bilingual and uses her language skills to advocate for the Latino community, teach Spanish for Professionals courses, and offer consulting services in Spanish.

Her passions include program design, strategic planning, support for beginner nonprofits, board development, and fundraising.
Marie Palacios, Lead Consultant for Funding for Good