Course Detail: Strategic Management for Nonprofit Organizations

About This Course

Strategic management is a blend of managerial practices that can be used by nonprofit organizations to improve organizational effectiveness and increase their likelihood of achieving sustained success in increasingly competitive environments. This workshop will teach nonprofit leaders how to best articulate their organization's position in the external environment and highlight valuable organization competencies that may afford them a comparative advantage. Strategic management strategies created from this information can provide guidance on internal practices that capitalize on opportunities and overcome challenges.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes

The following topics will be covered in this course:

  • The key role of the nonprofit's mission in strategic management and planning
  • Environmental scanning Stakeholder analysis
  • Industry/Competitor analysis
  • Comparative advantage
  • Lifecycle and portfolio analysis
  • SWOT analysis
  • Overview of program-level strategies, growth, retrenchment and stability strategies, resource strategies, advocacy strategies


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Jaycee Sudweeks

Jayce Sudweeks received his Ph.D. in public administration from North Carolina State University in August 2019. His dissertation entitled, Should We Let Them Go: A Narrative Policy Framework Analysis of the Policy Narratives Surrounding the Release of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes in Brazil and the Florida Keys, examines the role of policy narratives on the decisions to release genetically modified mosquitoes in Brazil while releases in Florida were delayed. He is also interested in the management challenges faced by nonprofit organizations. Sudweeks holds both Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in molecular biology from Brigham Young University. He has presented his research at and is a member of the Association for Research on Nonprofits Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), and the Southeastern Conference of Public Administration (SECOPA). Sudweeks's research is interdisciplinary by nature and has publications in natural science and social science journals.


Cost: $379 per person

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