Upcoming events

    • 05/12/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • virtual

    Many nonprofits struggle with strategic planning. Nonprofit strategic plans tend to be 5-year plans with vague objectives, 10+ goals, and almost no concrete action steps. Yet, these plans guide organizations and end up leaving them rudderless, confused and many times with a weak budget.

    In this workshop, geared toward development directors, EDs, and board members, Sarah Olivieri will advocate for the use of a strategic framework instead. What is the difference between a framework and a plan? While a framework adapts to change and guides through iteration, a plan is typically a list of inflexible steps. Plans do not account for new priorities/changed directions while a framework can support you in heading in a different direction. During this session, we will dive into the Impact Methodâ„¢, a strategic framework designed for nonprofits. The Impact Methodâ„¢ was created as a way to break down your big audacious goals into clear, easy-to-understand components.

    Participants can expect to learn:

    • the compounding positive effects of utilizing a strategic framework
    • the 3 key elements of a strategic framework
    • how to set better goals

    SPEAKER: Sarah Olivieri, PivotGround

What our members are saying after attending our programs:

“I was able to get approval on increasing the frequency of an event from every two years to annually, and helped increase online giving by 12% through crowdfunding for a climate change research organization.”

“A fundraising audit prompted the creation of our first annual report…which led to three times the $$$ on our annual appeal. (And we won a design award for the report as well!)”

“I’m engaging my donors as I like to be engaged: thoughtfully, respectfully, a dash of humor, and building the relationship – and the gifts are coming!”

“I am watching our board and staff move from skepticism about being able to raise money to being engaged and empowered.”

The Association of Development Officers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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