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11/21/19: Workshop: Strategic Frameworks for Nonprofits

November 21, 2019

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Holiday Inn
10 Laura Boulevard, Norwich CT 06360

$45 per person
(Includes full-day program with breakfast and lunch (a limited number of scholarships will be available)


Workship Description
As an alternative to a more formal strategic planning process, a strategic framework allows organizations a more flexible approach to planning with the ability to adapt to change.

Who Should Attend
Executive directors, senior staff, board members (teams of staff and board encouraged to attend together)

GUEST SPEAKER: James Schwarz, Compass Development & Governance Group

Jim Schwarz is president of Compass Development & Governance Group, Inc., a consulting and training company serving for-profit businesses, mostly Fortune 500 companies.

Jim works with nonprofits and associations to build high-performing boards through governance, group effectiveness, meeting dynamics, board development, team building, and strategic thinking. 

One of the primary roles of a board is to set the direction for the organization. Having the board and staff working in alignment to advance the organization’s mission is essential. Yet the strategic planning process is often viewed as a laborious task.

This workshop will provide your team of Chair and CEO/ED with a process to create a strategic framework to guide the organization. During the workshop your team will begin interacting around a plan. You will also leave with tools and articles to support your planning process back at your NPO.

Workshop objectives Include:

  • Define the benefits of the planning process,
  • Clarify differences between the strategic and operational work,
  • Provide a process for creating a strategic framework to guide the NPO,
  • Enable the NPO team to begin work on a strategic framework,
  • Provide tools and articles to support the process,
  • Explain the process for NPOs to secure grants to continue the planning process.

We hope you will join us to strengthen your NPO and increase your impact in our community.

This workshop is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Eastern CT and the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut.


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