July 27, 2020

Avoid This #1 Error in Your Nonprofit’s Strategy Discussions

Nonprofit organizations that experience abrupt threats to their sustainability or want to thrive act with purpose. That is, they create a strategy and execution plan to move forward. A strategy, among other things, is your master plan to win–to survive and thrive now.

Yet, many nonprofits create strategies that don’t help and make them look unprofessional. This series, 7 Strategy Mistakes that Make Your Nonprofit Look Unprofessional, explores these common missteps.

What You’ll Learn in the first video:

  • The difference between “strategy” and “planning”
  • The importance of precise strategy language, especially during crises
  • Tips to improve your strategy discussions
  • Ensure your strategy reflects your nonprofit’s ambition. Watch now!


00:00 Unveiling a Credibility Killer

00:21 Avoid These 3 Nonprofit Faux Pas

1:38 From Jargon to Genius: Mastering the Language

1:47 Charting Your Course

2:08 The Secret Weapon Every Thriving Nonprofit Needs

2:22 Why Your Strategy Should Make Donors Stand Up and Cheer

3:00 Streamline Your Operations

3:30 Attract Passionate Supporters

3:59 Avoid Errors: Watch the Series

Do you want to learn more about nonprofit strategy?

If you want to know even more about nonprofit strategy, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’d love to help you create a dynamic strategy to help your nonprofit thrive in good times and bad—Karen
Karen Eber Davis

Karen Eber Davis provides customized advising and coaching around nonprofit strategy and board development. People leaders hire her to bring clarity to sticky situations, break through barriers that seem insurmountable, and align people for better futures. She is the author of 7 Nonprofit Income Streams and Let's Raise Nonprofit Millions Together.


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