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3/13/2013: 7 Ways Planning Improves Social Impact and Sustainability
March 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm| FREE
The planning process is an essential tool for guiding organizational performance, identifying the resources you’ll need and keeping you on track. It addresses funders most basic questions:
*Whom do you serve?
*How do you serve them?
*What resources do you need?
*How will you reliably raise financial and in-kind resources?
*How will you measure performance and incorporate feedback for continuous improvement?
In this session you will learn how this tool lays the foundation for successful fundraising efforts.
- Developing clarity: How does your broad mission statement play out in the day-to-day fulfillment of programs and services?
- Evaluating and analyzing your organization, your competition and the marketplace: What are you good at? Where do you need to improve? What should you eliminate or add?
- Prioritization: You’ll know what should be improved expanded or eliminated and in what order you will accomplish this.
- Aligning resources: What human resources and infrastructure will you need? When will you need it? How much will this cost?
- Developing reliable and growing revenue streams: With the economy still gyrating, how can you ensure that you have the funding to meet your nonprofit’s goals?
- Managing firmly and leading smartly: A supportive board and strong management are the basis of a thriving nonprofit. Examining management style, organizational capability and performance measurements are vital indicators in charting a path for the future.
- Measuring performance: How will you measure impact? How will you incorporate for continuous improvement?
|Geri Stengel is founder and president of Ventureneer.com, which connects nonprofit execs, social entrepreneurs, and socially responsible small business owners with the knowledge they need to make the world a better place and to thrive as sustainable organizations. Her blog, Vistas provides insights, strategies, techniques, and solutions that help values-driven businesses realize their social-change missions. She is also president of Stengel Solutions, a strategic planning and marketing firm that specializes in working with values driven companies.
Her experience includes:
*strategic planning and marketing consultant to nonprofits and social enterprises through her company Stengel Solutions. Clients include THIRTEEN/WNET; Yale/Goldman Sachs, Catapult, Public Allies; Urban League; Rescue Mission, Syracuse NY among others
As a writer, teacher and presenter, Geri has helped thousands of nonprofits and small businesses take their vision to reality, develop their business plan, and learn the strategies and tactics they need to grow their businesses. Her guidance has steered many nonprofit leaders and entrepreneurs away from pitfalls that might have prevented or delayed their growth.
She was named one of the 15 top social media thought leaders and is a 2012 Small Business Influencer. Stengel is a regular blogger on Forbes, The Huffington Post, TriplePundit, where her blog How to Market a Return on Social Investment was a winner in SoCap 2010’s blogging competition.
Her use of social media to build Ventureneer’s audience has been so successful that it was noted in two books and on the huffingtonpost.com, mashable.com, socialmediatoday.com, and inc.com, among others.
|Ventureneer is a digital media and market research company providing education and training for nonprofits, socially responsible small businesses and social enterprises. For corporations that want to reach these organizations, Ventureneer provides branded marketing and social media opportunities that generate visibility, thought leadership and brand loyalty.
Stengel Solutions is a strategic planning and marketing consulting firm specializing in nonprofits and for-profits making a social impact.
|Audrey Winkley has over 25 years of experience in directing many aspects of organizational management and business operations including mediating and negotiating business relationships, formulating sustainability initiatives for collaboration and partnership, developing Non Profit start up operations and leadership training in problem solving and decision making. She earned an outstanding reputation through her work as Vice President of Operations and Real Estate for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and as Director of Operations for the Liberty Science Center. She also applies her professional expertise in teaching and developing curriculum for non-profit management courses for Seton Hall University.|
|OMG! Organizational Management Group specializes in Strengthening Non Profits from the Inside Out.
Areas of depth include: Internal Organizational Assessment and Analysis, Evaluating the Effectiveness of Non Profit Organizations, Partnership and Collaborations, Leadership Continuum, Managing Facilities, Operations and Budgets.