ABERDEEN: Strategic Planning in Nonprofits

A workshop designed to give your board and staff the tools and confidence they need to develop a strong plan that guides your organization towards achieving its mission

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When you start out on a trip, you know your destination. You have maps and routes picked out and a trip itinerary. Do you know where your nonprofit is going? Do you know if you have enough fuel to get there? Will you know when you have arrived?

Strategic planning is all about aligning your people, partnerships, and resources around a plan to achieve your mission. It invites conversation and prioritization on ways to make a difference while ensuring the health and sustainability of your organization. Strategic Planning in Nonprofits (SPiN), created by Washington Nonprofits, was designed to make strategic planning accessible and manageable for you, your board, and your staff. 

This workshop is designed to set you up for planning success. You will:spin-logo-for-web[6]

  • learn how to work through the six stages of the strategic planning process.,
  • be able to assess the current state of your organization,
  • know how to improve your mission statement,
  • be able to name one strategic priority for your organization,
  • have an action plan of at least two next steps to take towards developing a strategic plan, and
  • have the resources, worksheets, and processes to help you get there!


As an added perk, attending the workshop qualifies you for an additional consultation with a nonprofit planning professional to support planning efforts back at your organization.

Why attend? A strategic plan is key to good decision-making, communication, and fundraising. The right tools will move your board to action so that you can better achieve your mission.

Who should attend? Board members, executive directors, and other nonprofit staff working with boards



About the Presenter

Kim BernierKim Rakow Bernier, M.P.A.

She is a nonprofit professional and educator with over twenty years of experience and leadership in building the capacity of organizations. Kim has led nonprofit planning efforts from both inside and out of multiple organizations; most recently at a global grantmaking nonprofit in her role as Executive Director, and as the chair of the strategic planning committee in a leadership development and environmental restoration organization.
Currently Kim provides organizational development consulting services to nonprofits, partnering on strategy formation and planning, process facilitation, measurement and evaluation, and capacity building projects to increase program impact and achieve results. Kim has a Master of Public Administration degree and a Certificate in International Development Policy and Management from the Evans School of Public Affairs.


  • When

  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    Pacific Time

  • Where

  • Grays Harbor College
    1620 Edward P Smith Dr
    Aberdeen, WA 98520

Thank You to Our Partners

Presented by Washington Nonprofits, in partnership with the Grays Harbor Community Foundation and the Grays Harbor College Foundation.

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