YAKIMA: 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

Ginny LangVirginia D. Lang, Lang Consulting

Virginia D. Lang is a veteran management consultant who has worked in the corporate sector and the nonprofit community as an adviser on all aspects of community affairs for almost 30 years. Ginny has served as an expert coach, trainer, facilitator and consultant to an impressive array of nonprofit organizations and is an accomplished speaker and teacher. Lang Consulting specializes in planning, training and development for nonprofit organizations and helps nonprofit professionals and board members develop their leadership skills in the areas of communication, fundraising, outreach, board/ staff development and volunteer management. Ginny works nationally with nonprofits, businesses and individual private clients; In Bellingham, WA, she has served on the Steering Committee for the Whatcom Council of Nonprofits, Exploration Academy’s Council of Advocates, the Vista Advisory Committee for the Opportunity Council, and she leads business and nonprofit workshops at Whatcom Community College.


  • When

  • Saturday, June 30, 2018
    10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    Pacific Time

  • Where

  • Yakima Valley Museum
    2105 Tieton Drive
    Yakima, WA 98902

Thank You to Our Partner

In partnership with the Washington State Community Theatre Association.



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