Roundtable on Nonprofit Strategic Planning

You’re warmly invited to join fellow Philadelphia-area alums and friends of Yale for a YANA-Philadelphia Roundtable on Nonprofit Strategic Planning.

Tuesday, September 20, 5:30-8:00 pn, 3535 Market Street, Suite 1230, Philadelphia. Graham Finney will discuss hot to develop strategic plans and get board-level buy in, particularly for nonprofits that are new or need rejuvenating.

When: Tuesday, September 20, 5:30-8:00 pm.
Where: 3535 Market Street, Suite 1230, Philadelphia.
Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.
Advance registration is required (by reply to this email).

Our featured presenter, Graham Finney (Yale ’52, MPA Harvard ’54), will discuss how to develop effective strategic plans and get board-level buy-in, particularly for nonprofits that are new or need rejuvenating.

As examples, he’ll share learnings from his involvement with the revitalization of Friends of the Wissahickon from a stagnant 50-year old low-impact organization to a dynamic force in preserving and restoring this important public park, as well as his experience as a founding and current board member of Mastery Charter Schools, a 23-school nonprofit that is navigating “all the big issues facing nonprofits.”

The evening will include time for you to ask questions, share your own strategic planning challenges, and make informal connections with fellow Yalies and friends in the Philadelphia nonprofit community.

Graham Finney is the founder and former CEO of the Conservation Company, a nationwide strategic planning and management consultant group that advises nonprofits and foundations, as well as a past chair of the Philadelphia Planning Commission, a founder and past president of the 21st Century League, and a recipient of the prestigious Philadelphia Award for community service. He has taught at Yale, Penn, and Haverford College, and has been an active board member of several nonprofits, including International House, Awbury Arboretum, Philadelphia Parks Alliance, William Penn Foundation, Women’s Way, and the Seybert Institution.

Warm thanks to Charlie Dilks, Yale ’63, YANA-Philadelphia’s Roundtable Project Convener, for organizing, sponsoring, and hosting this wonderful event–and to all the other members of the YANA-Philadelphia Roundtable Project Group for their advice and support!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: email Charlie Dilks: Charles@dilksconsulting.com.

TO REGISTER: reply to this email, or call Charlie’s assistant, Vicki Doyle, 215-590-5029.
Space is limited.

DIRECTIONS to 3535 Market Street, Suite 1230, Philadelphia. Parking: on the street (metered) or in the garage at 3711 Market Street (entrance on Filbert Street). Subway: exit at 34th and Market Street. Once you arrive, take the elevator to the 12th floor. The door into the hallway leading to our suite will be open for your convenience. Any difficulties, please call Vicki Doyle: 215-590-5029 for assistance.

Hope to see you there!

All good wishes,

Caroline Packard, Yale ’81
YANA-Philadelphia Chapter Leader
www.yalenonprofitalliance.org