Strategic Planning Cohort Application


“This is a concise yet expansive way to undertake strategic planning and I would recommend it to other small nonprofits.”- 2022 cohort participant 

 “The plan will be transformational for our program’s future.” – 2023 cohort participant 

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE), in partnership with The Cameron Foundation and Susan Wilkes of Wilkes Consulting, is pleased to offer this Strategic Planning Cohort program. Strategic planning is a crucial process for healthy nonprofits. This 6-month cohort program will guide participants through a strategic thinking and planning process resulting in a 3-year strategic plan. Consultants will coach organizations to: 

  • Collect data from key stakeholders 
  • Identify themes and priorities 
  • Craft goals and strategies 
  • Develop tactics to achieve those goals and strategies 
  • Create an implementation plan which ensures the goals and strategies drive decision-making for staff and board 

Eligibility and expectations for participation 

  • An annual operating budget below $1M 
  • A team of 2-4 individuals participating from your organization with at least 1 board member  
  • Attendance at each of the 5 cohort sessions below in person at The Cameron Foundation 
  • Completion of 5-8 hours of work each month in between sessions. You will have a strategy coach to guide you, but you must have the capacity to engage in the assigned work activities. 

Session Dates

  • October 10th, 2024, from 9:30 am-1:00 pm  
  • December 5th, 2024, from 9:30 am-1:00 pm  
  • January 7th, 2025, from 9:30 am-1:00 pm  
  • February 25th, 2025, from 9:30 am-1:00 pm  
  • March 20th, 2025, from 11:00 am-1:00 pm  

Please apply by Wednesday, July 31st.  

The per-organization fee for the program is $5,000 but thanks to the generous support of The Cameron Foundation, program fees are subsidized and there is no cost to participate.  

Topic Strategy
When June 5, 2024 12:00 am - July 31, 2024 11:59 pm
Where The Cameron Foundation
Trainer Susan Wilkes
Member Fee $0.00
Non-Member Fee $0.00