Nonprofit Skills: Strategic Planning for Board Members

Aimed at nonprofit board members, this course is designed to help you apply basic strategic-planning skills to your nonprofit organization. Self-paced and highly interactive, the course covers the six stages of the formal strategic planning process — preparation; mission and vision; strategic assessment; strategy formulation; implementation; and evaluation — as well as approaches for rapidly developing strategies for situations not anticipated by the strategic plan. Three case studies enable you to apply what you have learned to real-world situations, with support materials that help you develop strategies for your own organization.

This course can be applied to the Nonprofit Skills: Board Fundamentals Certificate.


Online Expert Instruction

This course has an “Ask the Expert” feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible, usually within 24 hours.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Take an active role, along with your fellow board members, in developing your organization’s strategic plan.
  • Decide which strategic position is appropriate to your organization’s needs and mission.
  • Conduct a SWOT analysis of your organization.
  • Make decisions that maximize your organization’s competitive advantage.
  • Formulate strategic goals and pair them with appropriate SMART objectives.
  • Use a strategy screen to make decisions about situations that were not anticipated in the strategic plan.
  • Choose appropriate Key Performance Indicators to evaluate the success of your organization’s strategy.

Key Features

  • Mobile-friendly
  • Audio-enabled
  • Badge and credit-awarding
  • Real-world case studies
  • Fully accessible
  • Games and flashcards
  • Expert-supported
  • Video content


Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEUs.

Date: Open enrollment – Register anytime

Delivery Method: On-Demand Online

Platform: Other

Instructor: Online Expert Instruction

Fee: $79

CEUs: .3

Program Number: 7350-15827

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