Indiana Nonprofit Summit: Developing a strategic plan that makes sense
The strategic planning process shouldn’t happen in a vacuum.
Rather, a meaningful and actionable plan starts with research that drives discussions related to what stakeholders want and the community needs. With an informed perspective, agencies can and should develop strategies to respond.
In her breakout session at the 2014 Indiana Nonprofit Summit, Kathy Pedrotti Hays helped attendees master research as a tool to ensure their organization is meeting its mission and goals.
Kathy guided attendees through SAVI and its plethora of data about Central Indiana organizations. She then taught them to pair this data with stakeholder assessments to develop core strategies aligned with their organizations’ capacities and missions.