Event Details


Bite-Sized Learning: Ask Me Anything, Strategic Planning

Wednesday, April 20, 11:00 AM - Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee: Free

You've got questions. We want to help you get them answered. This is the fourth in a new series of our free Bite-Sized Learning events titled "Ask Me Anything." We hear about nonprofit trends and topics and bring experts in to field your questions. Nonprofits of all sizes are welcome. This one-hour session will be in Zoom meeting room format.
The goal of the session is to answer questions you have about Strategic Planning. When should I start the strategic planning process? Should I even do it? What is the right method/model to get the product that I need? How do I get my board talking about it? How do I find someone who is a good fit to help my organization with this? What else do I need to be thinking about? 

The Bite-Sized Learning events are designed by MCN’s Greater Minnesota team to keep us connected across the state. While the topics are chosen to meet the needs of Greater Minnesota, all are welcome here.

Event Details

This virtual event will take place on the Zoom platform. Your access link will be emailed to you from Zoom once you register. 

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Speaker Information

Elissa HansenElissa Hansen leads Northspan with more than 20 years of experience in business, community, organizational, and economic development across Minnesota and Wisconsin. She invests her time creatively advancing others’ capabilities. In Elissa’s role at Northspan, she engages with and elevates every client by facilitating tough conversations and moving organizations forward with action-oriented strategic methods. She works to create a setting for meaningful communications that respects diverse perspectives, creates joint resolve, and inspires individual and group action. 

Hansen grew up in central Minnesota and achieved her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Northern Arizona University. More recently she has completed certification coursework with the Institute of Cultural Affairs - USA in the Technology of Participation. She is a certified Economic Development Finance Professional with the National Development Council and a graduate of both the Leadership Duluth and Blandin Community Leadership programs. Hansen has also been honored as one of the Duluth News Tribune’s “20 under 40,” which celebrates professionals who are making a positive impact and working for change in the region.

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