Business Planning for nonprofits
Posted by La Salle University on March 28, 2016
Where are we now? Where are we going? How do we get there? Who is our target audience? Who is our competition? What do we do best? How much money do we need? What’s the difference between business planning and strategic planning?
What is business planning and why do you need it?
Business Planning is the practical pathway to organizational decision-making, addressing serious questions like those above. It’s the way you connect the dots between your mission and vision and your programs, identifying the specific resources required to deliver on them, establishing performance measures to determine if the desired results are being achieved. While it’s not strategic planning (and this class will help you understand the differences), it does foster strategic thinking while the plan is created and then implemented.
We created this full-day class in business planning because it is such a vital piece of any organization, serving as a blueprint from which you develop or alter your programs.
Business planning aligns organizational strategy with your resources. Having a business plan means better outcomes, more services, performance measurements and milestones, in a more efficient and effective environment.
Our class introduces the process of business analysis and planning, including financial and marketing analysis, defining impact, establishing priorities, projecting requires resources and establishing performance measures.
Working on an actual case study you will develop an understanding of the concept of business planning and how it relates to other types of planning. You’ll acquire practical tools for analyzing your current program mix and evaluating the marketing and financial implications for new ventures.
Any organization considering changes to programs and activities needs to take this important class.
When: April 21, 2016, 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Children’s Literacy Initiative, 2314 Market St., 3rd Fl., Phila.
Fee: $129 for Members/$159 Non-Members
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