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Gwinnett Series | Managing in Uncertain Times: Strategic Planning and Scenario Planning

In a rapidly changing policy and funding landscape, where service needs are only increasing, nonprofits must be able to respond quickly and wisely. That means understanding how trends – demographic, political, economic, and technological – impact their organizations in areas like staff retention and donor retention, accounting and reporting, marketing and outreach, and more.

We all know uncertainty can derail an organization; now more than ever, organizations need ways to see change coming, and strategies to deal with multiple possibilities. Discover the tools to build those assets in this highly interactive one-day class, where we’ll delve into what makes an organization resilient, and how sustainable nonprofits are responding right now.  

What you’ll learn:

  • Trends impacting nonprofits in your community
  • Change management strategies for building resilience
  • Tools for scenario planning, and how to apply them
  • How to form alliances to meet needs as policy and funding issues evolve
  • Of-the-moment developments, including new FASB rules and social media tactics

Workshop facilitator Kathy Keeley, GCN Executive VP of Programs, will provide templates, tools, and tips for change management based in concepts of resilience, sustainability, and alliance-building.


CEO, Board leadership, managers, development directors

About the facilitator

Kathy Keeley
Executive Vice President, Programs
Georgia Center for Nonprofits

Kathy has 20 years of experience teaching performance management to nonprofit and government agencies (federal, state, and local) through GCN and The Performance Institute. She’ll share principles and tips she developed through her work with those organizations, and with the funders that support them, to help you define impact and performance.


  • April 30, 2018


9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Gwinnett Coalition for Health & Human Services
750 S Perry Street
2nd floor, Suite 231
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Registration Details

Member: $150
Nonmember: $195

Receive $50 off per class for multiple class registrations and for additional registrants from the same organization. To register at discounted rates, please call Jean-Patrick Guichard at 678-916-3001.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 678-916-3081.


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Thank you to our sponsors, Primerica and Nordson, and partner Gwinnett Coalition for Health & Human Services for hosting the series.