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Data-informed Strategic Planning for Nonprofits

January 25, 2023 @ 9:00 am 11:00 am

$129 MNA members can get the Minnesota member price by emailing [email protected] for the code.

Is your organization undertaking strategic planning? Do you want to learn more about how to use data to capture the strengths, opportunities, and impact in your next plan? Recently, strategic planning has jumped out of the corner office of the “C-suite” toward an inclusive format that engages the whole organizational community. Over the course of this three-part training you will learn more about data-informed strategic planning and how organizations are using it to action plan and set better, more responsive goals for their future. Join us in exploring this process that can help sustain and tell the story of your program and strengthen your decision-making processes.

This is a six-hour virtual training split into three two-hour sessions, January 25, February 1, & 8, 2023 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central each day.

Session Topics:

  • Session 1 – Data-informed Strategic Planning 101: This session will share Wilder Research’s experiences with data-informed strategic planning, what they’ve learned from this new method, and how organizations can benefit. Attendees will leave with an understanding of this new method of planning, as well as tools and ideas for using the method in their own processes.
  • Session 2 – Putting the “Data” in Data-informed: Using the right data well is key to having your plan come together. This session will explore types of data you can use in your strategic planning session: from surveys and interviews, to engaging audiences in listening sessions and arts-based methods.
  • Session 3 – Creating and Using Your Plan: The final session will showcase types of strategic plans that have come from data-informed strategic planning and how these are put into action.

Event Details

The sessions will be recorded. The recordings will be made available to registrants after the live event.

Captioning is provided automatically through Zoom. For information on requesting CART, ASL, or another accommodation, please visit our Registration Policies page.

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Speaker Information

Amanda J. Petersen, Research Scientist, Wilder Foundation, provides consultation on a variety of research projects with interests in project coordination and management, survey instrument design, sampling methodology design, qualitative and quantitative analysis, evaluation capacity building, training, and reporting results in meaningful ways. Her primary research interests include public health, education, rural communities, survey research, and general evaluation studies. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Gustavus Adolphus College and has a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Amanda resides in Ely, Minnesota where you can find her enjoying the great outdoors with her family.

This training is hosted by one of our partners and is not included in MNA’s All Access Pass.

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