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Member Event | Developing a Strategic Plan that Works for Your Organization


Lack of strategic focus and alignment can be a challenge for many organizations. As nonprofits face increased need, shifting funding models, technology advancement, and other changes, a clear and focused strategy is more important than ever.

Strategic planning is the act of creating a reliable, comprehensive blueprint prioritizing and focusing your organization’s resources over a three- to five-year timeline. Join GCN Senior Consultant Elizabeth Runkle to learn about different approaches to strategic planning, how to select the approach that's best for your organization, the process for creating a strategic plan that's focused on impact, and an implementation regimen that ensures successful execution.

You will gain an understanding of:

  • How to design a process for strategic planning, including who to involve and engage
  • How to conduct an environmental scan
  • How to develop goals, objectives, and outcomes

About the presenter

Elizabeth Runkle brings a diverse background of generating and implementing innovative and breakthrough ideas within the social sector, and has worked with low-wealth and marginalized populations for over 12 years. She has advised several nonprofits and small businesses on strategy and business models, with expertise in social enterprise. Learn more

Program Stats:


April 16, 2019


10:00 am -12:00 pm


4900 Lewis Road
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

This is a complimentary, member-exclusive event.

IMPORTANT: Please complete a separate registration for each attendee. (The “register guest” option will not allow you to register other team members under your account.)

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Need assistance with registration?

Reach out to the GCN membership team at [email protected] or 678.916.3080