Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations
Hours to Complete: 5
We hear a lot about successful for-profit companies and the successful strategies they have developed. Even though nonprofit organizations are not concerned with profit maximization, they too can benefit from following a strategy. A nonprofit’s strategy constitutes its decisions about what it will do and how it will do it. Nonprofit managers are critical to successfully implementing strategy since they are responsible for carrying out the actions that will support it. By understanding a nonprofit’s strategy and how it helps the organization fulfill its mission, a manager can do a better job implementing the strategy.
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What You’ll Learn:
- Define strategy
Describe the strategic planning process and how different approaches may be taken by different organizations
Describe the success factors for strategic planning
Discuss how mission statements are constructed
Explain how budgets and capital budgets interrelate with nonprofit strategic planning
Explain the basics of strategy in a nonprofit context
Recognize the need for contingency planning
Instructor:Rick Cramer, Subject Matter Expert
Rick holds an M.A. in Social Science from Binghamton University. He also holds a Ph.D. in Educational Technology. Although his formal education is not specifically targeted on Business, he has extensive life experience working for a couple of Fortune 500 companies as well as owning his own businesses. He is currently a pastor at a growing, multi-site church where he has the opportunity to use his business expertise and his passion for discipleship. He teaches several college-level courses at Clarks Summit University. He manages the Nonprofit Management certificate offered by Clarks Summit University in partnership with MindEdge.
Time to Complete:Learners will have 90 days from registration to complete the course. It is self-paced, with no need to be online at specific times.
Location Information:The login will be provided with instructions after registration.
This microcourse is licensed for individual use only; course content cannot be recorded or shared with non-registrants.
This course includes an “Ask the Expert” feature. You can use this feature to submit questions about course content. A subject matter expert will provide guidance or point you to additional resources for the topics you’re studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 48 hours.
Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEUs.