Strategic Planning

Workshop Description:

Author Lewis Carroll once shared, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” The same applies to organizations without a strategic direction or plan. Regardless of your organization’s size, every organization benefits from setting some directional compass points to help you reach your end goal. This workshop will provide an overview of the value of strategic planning and components of the strategic planning process so attendees leave prepared to develop and implement their own strategic plans in the future.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Evaluate your strategic plan readiness
  2. Apply the Strategic Planning Life Cycle to your organization
  3. Familiarize yourself with strategic planning terms
  4. Prepare/develop the framework of your plan with a corresponding timeline for the planning process

Featured Speakers:

Stacey Wedding

Chief Strategist
The Stacey Wedding Group

Fondly described as the fairy godmother of nonprofits, Stacey Wedding moves organizations and their leadership teams from surviving to thriving.  She has spent 25 years devoted to elevating charitable organizations from the inside out, building organizational capacity to change our communities, countries, and world. Stacey and her team at The Stacey Wedding Group provide expertise in board governance and development, strategic planning, and executive coaching.

Prior to establishing her company, Stacey served in an executive staff position at the Nevada Community Foundation, where she helped grow the organization from $10 million to $35 million.

A lifelong Nevada resident, Stacey’s journey into the magical and sometimes messy world of nonprofits began at the age of 5 when she helped her mom—an Executive Director at the time—volunteer and fundraise to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

Stacey and her team contribute 150 hours of volunteer time annually, and she donates 10% of her company’s annual revenues. A proud graduate of UNLV, Stacey serves on the board of the UNLV Honors College. She also is the Board Chair of Wagging Tails Rescue.

Learn more about Stacey at or check out the Nonprofit Everything podcast that she co-hosts,