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Mar 28, 2019

We all know creating a strategic plan is important for our organizations, but how do we know if we're doing it right? There isn't a one-size-fits-all solution. On this week’s episode of The Nova Communities Podcast, we speak with Sarah Olivieri of PivotGround on why we should ditch the way we’ve been doing strategic plans. Our conversation focuses on the ideal structure of our strategy, understanding different types of goals, aligning stakeholders, and ensuring we are making the most of our time.

Sarah helps us break down our goals into clear, easy-to-understand (and implement!) components as we dream big for our organizations.


Episode Highlights

  • Welcome and Introduction (0:46)
  • The Impact Method (2:45)
  • The Nonprofit Blueprint (4:45)
  • The Importance of a Written Strategy (7:45)
  • Creating a Collaborative Environment (9:58)
  • Does Timeline Matter? (14:02)
  • Outcome Goals (15:00)
  • Breaking Down Execution Goals (17:58)
  • The Whole Picture (20:00)
  • Innovative Ways to Plan the Plan (20:26)
  • Evaluation (24:22)
  • Now What? (25:34)
  • Final Questions & Wrap Up (28:34)

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