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Alice Huffard Richards Strategic Planning

Building a Roadmap for Your Organization

West Georgia nonprofits are invited to register now for the Fall 2017 offering of The Alice Huffard Richards Strategic Planning for Nonprofits, a grant-making initiative of The Alice Huffard Richards Fund (AHR).

Why Strategic Planning?

A strategic plan is a necessary roadmap for a nonprofit. It ensures the organization meets its mission, is relevant in the community and engages stakeholders. Many grant makers require nonprofits to have a strategic plan in place before they will fund them.

This one-day training provides the techniques and tools required to produce a nonprofit strategic plan.  During the class you’ll use a workbook that you can later use with your board and staff, when they get ready to produce your organization’s plan.

This session will cover:

  • What is strategic planning
  • The process for getting the best plan possible
  • How to engage your stakeholders in the process
  • Key elements to include in your plan

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the three different types of strategic plans and when to apply each type.
  • Learn the four steps to creating a successful plan and the process to engage others in the planning process to get a more effective plan.
  • Gain the tools and knowledge needed to supervise and implement a plan in your organization.
  • Learn how to write meaningful and measurable goal statements.

About Our Instructor

Kathy Keeley
Executive Vice President, Programs 

Kathy has 30 years experience in the nonprofit sector and has been facilitating strategic planning with nonprofit, for-profit and governmental organizations for the last 15 years. She has started nine nonprofit organizations and completed turnarounds of two organizations.

About Our Program Sponsors

AHR Fund annually provides unique, targeted leadership development opportunities for nonprofits in Heard, Haralson and Carroll Counties. This program is offered for nonprofit executive directors, board members and senior managers. This program will focus on the importance of strategic planning to build a roadmap for your organization.

The program, funded with a generous grant from The AHR Charitable Fund, is offered without any fee for participants or their organizations and is co-sponsored by The Community Foundation of West Georgia and the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN). GCN’s Nonprofit University trainers will deliver the program at The Stallings Community Center in Carrollton on September 13.

Program Stats


  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017


9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Stallings Community Center
Rotary Media Room
118 South White Street
Carrollton, GA 30117

Registration Details

Thanks to a generous AHR Fund grant, there is no fee to register.  The session is exclusively available to Haralson, Heard and Carroll County 501c3 nonprofits' 1). executive directors, 2). board members or 3). senior managers. Seats are limited.