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How to Ensure Your Strategic Plan Actually Gets Implemented

How to Ensure Your Strategic Plan Actually Gets Implemented

View on June 12, 2024
Start time 2:00 pm (ET)


Nonprofits face unique pressures that complicate strategic plan execution. Resource Constraints often shift focus toward immediate operations, sidelining long-term strategic goals due to limited staffing and financial resources. Engagement and buy-in within the organization, especially from senior leadership and boards, can be elusive. Achieving a cohesive approach to strategic initiatives requires overcoming diverse viewpoints and priorities. Additionally, External Pressures such as funding fluctuations and changing stakeholder expectations demand a high level of adaptability, challenging nonprofits to remain aligned with their strategic vision while responding to the dynamic environment.

This webinar will delve into these critical issues, offering insights into:

  • The impact of resource limitations on strategic focus and how to manage these constraints effectively.
  • Strategies for fostering engagement and buy-in across all levels of the organization, ensuring that strategic plans are embraced and championed by those who play a key role in their execution.
  • Navigating external pressures and maintaining strategic integrity in the face of funding challenges and stakeholder demands.


Designed for nonprofit leaders, board members, consultants, and anyone involved in strategic planning and implementation, this session aims to equip participants with an understanding of the barriers to successful strategic plan implementation and how to address them. Attendees will gain valuable perspectives on aligning organizational efforts with strategic objectives, ensuring their nonprofit can effectively pursue its mission amidst the complexities of the sector.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be better prepared to lead their organizations through the strategic planning process, from development to execution, with a clear vision and adaptable strategies. Join to strengthen your nonprofit’s strategic plan implementation process and elevate your organization’s capacity to achieve its mission and amplify its impact.

This live event is free. A recording will be available after the event with an HRDQ-U Membership for Learning Professionals.

Attendees will learn

  • Key barriers to strategic plan implementation in the nonprofit sector, including resource constraints and limited engagement.
  • Strategies for enhancing organization-wide buy-in and commitment to strategic plans among leadership, staff, and boards.
  • Practical approaches for balancing immediate operational demands with the pursuit of long-term strategic objectives.
  • Techniques for adapting to external pressures and evolving stakeholder expectations without deviating from core strategic goals.
  • How to integrate flexibility and agility into strategic planning processes, ensuring plans remain relevant and actionable.
  • Insights into aligning organizational resources and efforts with strategic plans to maximize impact and achieve mission success.


Chris Wong is a certified executive coach, licensed therapist, and seasoned leadership development professional with a proven track record in the nonprofit sector. He specializes in guiding leaders through strategic prioritization, confident navigation of difficult conversations, and fostering high-performing cultures. As a facilitator and public speaker, Chris has trained hundreds of leaders and spearheaded successful organizational projects. His extensive experience spans nonprofit, health insurance, and government systems and encompasses leadership development, strategic planning, change management, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Currently, he partners with human service nonprofit executives to execute strategic plans, addressing challenges such as conflict resolution, culture enhancement, productivity improvement, and fostering inclusive work environments.



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I work with human service nonprofit leaders to transform dysfunctional organizations into high-performing cultures. I also work with organizations to build leadership development programs that develop high-potential managers into effective and strategic leaders.

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