Strategic Planning

Learn to develop, coordinate with fundraising efforts, implement and evaluate the strategic planning process effectively. 

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A strategic plan is a powerful organizational development tool as it clearly delineates priorities and provides a framework for future action. But how can a nonprofit organization work with its many stakeholder groups to develop a comprehensive strategic plan? A well thought out, inclusive process is the best way to ensure the strategic plan becomes a living document that is seamlessly integrated into all organizational activities. This course focuses on helping you think through a planning process that makes sense for your organization and explore the many planning tools and techniques available.

This course meets the elective requirement for the Leadership Institute for Nonprofit Executives (LINE) Certificate


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
CPNL1110.S18.1 Debbie Moffett On-campus 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Instructor: Debbie Moffett

Debbie Moffett has more than 20 years of experience as a finance executive in both public and private companies. After retirement from the corporate sector, she completed the Leadership Institute for Nonprofit Executives certification program from the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice University and began her work in the nonprofit sector. She held the position of senior partnership development officer with OneStar Foundation from 2010 until 2013 and vice president for strategic planning with Family Services of Greater Houston from 2008 until 2010. Ms. Moffett has extensive experience in capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, financial analysis, investor relations, strategic planning, grant writing and partnership development.


Term: Spring/Summer 2018

Start Date: March 27, 2018

End Date: Apr. 17, 2018

Schedule: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Length: Two Tuesdays

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $345

For AFP Members: $294

CEUs: 0.7

CFRE: 7 points

Note: This course meets the the elective requirement for the Leadership Institute for Nonprofit Executives (LINE) Certificate.

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