Join us for our live Board Leadership webinars and get answers to your finance and strategic planning questions

January 30, 2020

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We are excited to invite Dodge grantee staff and boards and others in the New Jersey nonprofit community to join us for two webinar offerings part of our Board Leadership Series this February and March. The webinars cover topics that are on the top of every nonprofit leader’s mind during these uncertain times: Financial Health and Resilience and Effective Strategic Planning.

Each topic is covered over two sequential sessions, and we strongly recommend registering for both. You do not need to be registered for the Board Leadership Series to participate.

About the webinars

Achieving Financial Resilience, facilitated by Hilda Polanco

Organizations that are financially resilient have a comprehensive understanding of their financial health and are able to strategically anticipate future needs. In this two-part webinar series, we will explore the values, resources, and practices that are foundational to financial resilience, focusing on the board’s role in building a resilient organization. Participants will gain an understanding of what it means to be financially resilient, how your organization stacks up, and strategies for becoming more resilient over time.

Specific elements to be covered:

Culture of inclusion, transparency, and team-based decision-making process;
Multi-year planning, scenario planning, and ongoing financial performance management;
Balanced revenue mix and appropriate capital structure; and
Building and maintaining adequate operating reserves, better known as Liquid Unrestricted Net Assets (LUNA).


Part 1: Noon to 1:15 p.m. on Feb. 6
Part 2: Noon to 1:15 p.m. on Feb. 13

Building a Strategic Planning Process that Works, facilitated by Allison Trimarco

Strategic planning documents are valuable, but it’s the actual planning process that really makes a difference in the quality of the end product. How can you be sure that the time you spend building a strategic plan will provide you with the information you need to make good decisions in the coming years? This two-part webinar will help you decide how to structure your planning process for maximum effect. Topics covered will include different approaches to strategic planning, methods for gathering data to inform decision-making, ways to engage stakeholders effectively, and strategies for prioritizing goals and objectives.

If your organization does not have a strategic plan (or is using an outdated plan), this webinar will get you ready to tackle the process.

Part 1: Noon to 1:15 p.m. on March 5
Part 2: Noon to 1:15 p.m. on March 12

Please reach out if you have any questions. Email Wendy Liscow or Judy Ha Kim.