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Webinar: Implementing Your Strategic Plan (Standalone offering of Part 3 of the Strategic Planning in Nonprofits series)

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Thursday, March 26, 2020 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM) (EDT)


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Event Details

One 60-minute webinar, Thursday, March 26, 2020, 3:00-4:00 Eastern

So You Have an Organizational North Star - Now What?

Many strategic plans get left on the shelf to collect dust. Discover how to avoid this pitfall by building an execution and evaluation plan into your process and explore how to manage the organizational change that comes with a new strategic direction.

You have organizational alignment on your mission and vision and you've consulted with your stakeholders and strategic direction. Now what? This session will present a process to innovate, develop and prioritize strategic goals with your board and key staff. From there we will also discuss how to write good objectives to make your priorities actionable and measurable. After completing this session, you will know how to write strategic goals and objectives for your organization and have ideas about how to manage change and align your resources so you can reach your goals. Most importantly, you will know how to keep your plan a living document and how to track progress on your goals.

Learning Outcomes:

You will:

  • Know what a strategic priority is and how to write one
  • Have a process to discover strategic priorities (aka. "goals") for your organization
  • Be able to write SMART objectives as way to measure progress towards strategic priorities
  • Have ideas and tools to keep your strategic plan alive
  • Have the resources, templates, and processes to complete, execute and evaluate your strategic plan

Who Should Attend: Board Members, Executive Directors, and other nonprofit staff working with boards

All sessions will be recorded and the recordings will be available to all registered participants. Participants who are unable to attend one or more of the sessions will still have access to all course materials.

Washington Nonprofits is committed to making their online courses as accessible as possible to all learners. Please contact them with any concerns or requests.


Kim Rakow Bernier, M.P.A. is an organization and management consultant who partners with nonprofits to align people, purpose and planning for impact. She is a nonprofit practitioner and educator with over twenty years of experience and leadership in building the capacity of leaders and organizations. Kim has led nonprofits planning efforts from inside and out of multiple organizations; most recently at a global grantmaking nonprofit in her role as Executive Director, and as the chair of the strategic planning committee in a leadership development and environmental restoration organization.

Kim is a skilled educator and facilitator. Her passion for teaching dates back to her time as a teacher in the Solomon Islands as a Peace Corps volunteer. Back in the U.S., Kim spent close to a decade leading outreach initiatives at a global sustainability education organization. In that role, she presented over 200 workshops and keynotes at schools and conferences around the country. More recently, Kim has designed and facilitated board retreats, workshops on meeting facilitation, and strategic planning processes.

Currently Kim provides organizational development and management consulting services to nonprofits, partnering on strategy planning, theory of change development, board development, and meeting and retreat facilitation to increase program impact and achieve results. Kim has a Master of Public Administration degree and a Certificate in International Development Policy and Management from the Evans School of Public Affairs.



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