Discover six questions every planning team should answer at the beginning of the business planning process.
Understand the method for assessing the health of an organizationís current business model.
Determine the basic framework used to create your plan and discover the specific financial tools nonprofit leaders can use.
Learn about the important differences between strategic planning and business planning and how the two efforts should interact with one another.
David La Piana is the bestselling author of The Nonprofit Strategy Revolution and The Nonprofit Mergers Workbook. He is a leading expert on strategy for nonprofit organizations. He is the founder of La Piana Consulting, a firm specializing in strategy and business planning, mergers and other forms of strategic restructuring for nonprofit organizations. His coauthors are Heather Gowdy, senior manager for research and innovation with La Piana Consulting and coauthor of Convergence: How Five Trends Reshape the Social Sector; Lester Olmstead-Rose, partner at La Piana Consulting and a leading strategy consultant; and Brent Copen, chief financial officer at Asian Americans for Community Involvement and former senior manager at La Piana Consulting.