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Support Center Accelerator Series: Organization Reviews and Strategic Planning

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Support Center is hosting a series of four workshops in three locations across NJ (Newark, Piscataway, and Moorestown – see below for dates and times) that address critical issues in the nonprofit sector: succession planning, attracting and retaining ‘investors’, capturing and communicating mission impact, and integrating organization assessments into strategic planning. The series will begin November 2019 and run through May 2020.

Who should attend?! New Jersey based nonprofit CEOs and Executive Directors, Board Members, and Senior Staff are all encouraged to attend all of the sessions, and multiple persons from one organization are especially welcome! It is also an option to register only for those sessions of interest to your organization. The sessions will include short lectures, small group activities, opportunities to ask questions, useful hand-outs, case studies, and fun! There will also be opportunities for follow-up sessions to integrate what you have learned with your peers.

Session 4: Organization Reviews and Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning sometimes gets a bad rap as not delivering a return on investment (of time, effort, and money). But the reason planning systems often break down because of faulty preparation and implementation. Well-managed nonprofit organizations can overcome these problems by involving the right people in the process and by beginning the process with an organizational review that includes a solid ‘environmental assessment’. There are many benefits in taking the time to examine internal and external factors that may impact the future. These factors include capacity strengths and weaknesses, developments in your mission area, trends in revenue generation, effectiveness of governance, human resources management, information technology, and more. We’ll review the why, what and how of various approaches to organizational assessment and some of the products available to help. Dashboards and tracking systems can help keep priority issues front and center over time and we will explore some examples. When strategic planning is supported with an organizational review, it will be more successful and grounded in facts rather than assumptions.



PSEG: Room 101 Conference Center: 80 Park Pl, Newark, NJ 07102

May 7, 2020


Horizon Retail Center, East Gate Square Shopping Center 1680 Nixon Drive, Moorestown, NJ

May 15, 2020


Rutgers Business School: 100 Rockafeller Rd, Piscataway, NJ 0885

May 21, 2020