Basics of Strategic Planning for Nonprofits

Board Bootcamp: Basics of Strategic Planning for Nonprofits

Tues. Apr. 23, 2024  |  4:00-5:00 p.m.  |  Champaign Public Library

Where is your nonprofit going and how will it get there? A strategic plan serves as a roadmap for nonprofit leaders, staff, and board members to assess progress towards goals over a specified time period and creates strategic alignment across organizational stakeholders. Many organizations struggle with strategic planning, not knowing why, where or how to start. In this Board Bootcamp session, you will learn:

  • Key components of nonprofit strategic planning;
  • Why a strategic plan is beneficial to your organization in multiple ways;
  • How to prepare for and begin a strategic plan;
  • Who to include in the process and how to engage them to enhance your planning effectiveness.

Presented in partnership with the Champaign Public Library and DeLuce Consulting.

About the Presenters:

Vanessa Faurie is retired after a 31-year career as an advancement professional at the University of Illinois, where she held several executive leadership positions in alumni relations and strategic communications. She has been a key participant and developer of numerous strategic planning initiatives for singular organizations, as well as complex, multi-unit systems. Vanessa has a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism and an MBA from the University of Illinois.

Joe DeLuce recently retired after over 25 years with the Champaign Park District and over 42 years as a parks and recreation professional. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Kent State University and a Master of Science degree from the University of Illinois. Joe has developed and created numerous strategic plans over the years for various park districts and has developed numerous partnerships with local non-profit organizations.