Ventureneer Shows Nonprofit Leaders How to WOW Funders

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With results-based planning, nonprofit boards can impress their funders and improve how they govern their organizations.

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A results-based strategic plan gives a nonprofit board the information it needs to monitor performance and produce a compelling message for donors and funders.

New York, NY June 28, 2010 -- Start with the results an organization wants, then develop strategies and goals to achieve those results.

That's the premise of results-based strategic planning and the subject of a new, free nonprofit training seminar from Ventureneer. Results-based Planning: How to WOW Your Funders With Your New Strategic Plan will be held Tuesday, July 12 from 2 to 3 pm ET.

"A results-based strategic plan gives a nonprofit board the information it needs to monitor performance and produce a compelling message for donors and funders," said Geri Stengel, founder of Ventureneer.

With this technique, nonprofits can demonstrate for funders that they have impact using key, measurable strategic results. Outcomes, with indicators and targets, determine the strategies adopted and measured. As funders demand more proof of effectiveness, results-based strategic planning is a valuable tool.

This webinar will give participants a format for developing a results-based plan. It will focus on:

  •     Writing strong, measurable and meaningful strategic results;
  •     Learning about outcomes, indicators, and targets for defining and measuring strategic results;
  •     Providing an outline, examples, and sample tools for creating an organizations plan;
  •     Showing funders how much customers benefit from what the organization does.

The free webinar will be taught by Kathy Keeley, Principle, The Keeley Group, who has been a social entrepreneur and executive for more than 20 years. She has been a nonprofit consultant for the last 10 years, providing strategic planning, consulting, facilitation, and coaching services to nonprofit organizations and small businesses.

Participants will learn to craft measures of results and build results-based plans for their organizations. Nonprofit executives, managers, and program directors as well as board members will benefit from this class.

For more information or to register, visit Ventureneer's website.

About Geri Stengel
Geri is founder of Ventureneer, an online education and peer support service. An adjunct professor at The New School, she honed her online experience at companies like Dow Jones and Physicians’ Online. Geri co-founded the Women’s Leadership Exchange and is president of Stengel Solutions, a consulting service for social-impact organizations.

About Ventureneer
Ventureneer.com provides nonprofit and small business advice as well as entrepreneurial and nonprofit training through a new approach to learning: a blend of traditional, formal instruction with informal, peer learning that takes advantage of Web 2.0 technology to capture and share knowledge. Ventureneer's customized blogs, virtual classes, peer-to-peer learning, coaching, web events, and articles help entrepreneurs make faster, better decisions for their enterprises.

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