A Process Consulting Approach to Strategic Planning

Posted by Lon Swartzentruber

As you know from last month’s post on understanding process consulting,  a process consultant explores a series of open-ended questions with a client to help them more clearly understand the situation that needs to be addressed.   

So, how might this approach develop a strategic planning process that transforms an organization? Let’s explore an example.

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Topics: process consulting, nonprofit leadership, strategic planning, a cause greater, lon swartzentruber

Developing Authentic Donor Relationships Takes Time and Effort

Posted by Lon Swartzentruber

LS image for blog#2.pngA friend once asked me how long it would take to get his organization ready for a capital campaign. A rather curious question, so I asked, “Can you tell me more about what it means to be ready?”

My friend, a board member, then shared with me that the new development
director had a lot of energy but was
having a hard time getting out of the office. Donors gave on a regular basis,
but that the database was a little sketchy. And while donors loved the organization, they had not been cultivated.

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Topics: governance, board governance, nonprofit leadership, organizational development consulting, Organizational Development. effective nonprofit ma, strategic planning, Fundraising, Giving, Boardroom, relationship building, a cause greater, development, lon swartzentruber

Why be a part of something greater?

Posted by Lon Swartzentruber

Welcome to A Cause Greater. 

Over the course of my career working alongside nonprofit leaders, several themes have consistently come up in our conversations. My intention for this blog is to dive into these themes and produce concise posts that are both meaningful and actionable for nonprofit leadership.

I hope that you find value in this content and become a return reader. If you have questions or comments for me along the way, please use the comments area below.

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Topics: governance, board governance, nonprofit leadership, organizational development consulting, Organizational Development. effective nonprofit ma, strategic planning, Fundraising, Giving, Boardroom, relationship building, a cause greater, development, lon swartzentruber