Strategy is not about the long term or the short term, but about the fundamentals of how the business works: the sources of value creation, the drivers of the costs to deliver it, and the basis of competition. To get a grip on strategy, we do not need to lengthen the time horizon of our thinking, but its depth. Far from being about things we are going to do in the future, strategy is about what we are going to do now in order to shape the future to our advantage.
While this article uses a for-profit framework, the principles apply to the nonprofit sector as well. An organization’s impact is its “source of value creation,” creating the types of communities where everyone can engage and thrive.
This interactive, two-part webinar will empower leaders to articulate and explore their organization’s impact, revenue strategy, and the people necessary to realize their potential. Taken together, these three fundamentals form the organizational model. While priorities and strategies may adapt to a changing environment, the organizational model is the bedrock for organizational success and understanding it enables agility and resilience.
Date and Time
Fridays, April 1 and 8, 12:00 -1:30 p.m. Central
Board members, executive directors and others invested in the strategic impact of an organization.
Participants will receive login instructions in the registration confirmation email as well as in reminder emails that will be sent one day and one hour prior to the live event.
This webinar will be recorded and the recording will be available to all registered participants, including those unable to attend, for 30 days after the event.
About the Presenter
Steve Zimmerman is the principal of Spectrum Nonprofit Services where he provides training and consulting for community-based organizations, foundations, and government agencies throughout the country. Steve has written and presented extensively in the areas of strategy and finance. He is the co-author of two books on nonprofit sustainability published by Jossey-Bass, the award-winning The Sustainability Mindset and the best-selling book Nonprofit Sustainability. He also was a contributor on strategic planning for Nonprofit Management 101 published in 2019. Steve’s writing has also appeared in Harvard Business Review, The Nonprofit Quarterly, and various BoardSource publications, and he is a frequent keynote speaker at nonprofit conferences. Steve’s broad nonprofit experience includes serving as a chief financial officer, development director, and associate director at community-based organizations where he performed turnarounds resulting in increased financial sustainability and programmatic reach. He is a member of the LEAP Ambassador Community, a certified public accountant, and earned a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College, as well as an MBA from Yale University.