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The Importance of Quiet

Submitted by Nancy Williams on April 18, 2017 - 15:51

The Importance of Quiet

Increasingly, science is finding that quiet is important for our mental health, our creative selves, and even our cardiovascular health. But the more we discover about the importance of quiet, it seems, the harder it becomes to find. Join SooJi Min, senior consultant for Mission Plus Strategy, as she teaches about mindful leadership and ways to find that quiet at our monthly workshops, which you can register for here.

Watch Our Election Implications Webinar Series!

Submitted by Nancy Williams on January 25, 2017 - 12:56

Watch Our Election Implications Webinar Series!

Are you wondering what executive orders and policies are at risk with the Trump Administration? Would you like to see this information organized succinctly by key topics? Mission + Strategy has partnered with noted policy experts David Lloyd and Mike Koetting, with further commentary by K. Sujata, to produce four brief webinars to provide you with the information you need. The four topics addressed were:

Election Implications Webinar Series

Submitted by Nancy Williams on January 11, 2017 - 07:47

Election Implications Webinar Series

Are you wondering what executive orders and policies are at risk with the Trump Administration? Would you like to see this information organized succinctly by key topics? Mission + Strategy has partnered with noted policy expert David Lloyd to produce three brief webinars to provide you with the information you need. The three topics addressed will be:

Conflict and Leadership

Submitted by Anonymous on November 28, 2016 - 08:11

Conflict and Leadership

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The process of partnering with clients on any planning engagement necessitates the hard work of ‘turning in’ and examining organization practices, culture, and effectiveness. This is one of the reasons that engaging in planning on a regular cycle actually increases mission impact—it forces us to examine who we are and how we do what we do, often with outside help from folks like me.

Come Sit with Me - Mindfulness Meditation Workshop, Friday, September 25, 12-3 PM

Submitted by Nancy Williams on September 16, 2015 - 12:54

Come Sit with Me - Mindfulness Meditation Workshop, Friday, September 25, 12-3 PM

Come Sit With Me 

Really. I mean it. Come sit with me. Friday afternoon. Too busy? Too stressed? Too much to get done before you head out the door for the weekend? I’ve found that at times that I’m the most busy is when I need to sit the most.

If, then...

Submitted by Anonymous on July 28, 2015 - 13:22

If, then...

Logic models articulate our basic beliefs about why we do what we do. They explain to our Boards, funders and stakeholders why we need certain resources to reach certain outcomes. As visual tools, they can be one of the most powerful ways to engage people in our work and to lead us toward effective program evaluation. So why don't we use them?

Engaging in Detroit: Scaling and Social Value to Increase Impact

Submitted by Anonymous on June 18, 2015 - 15:39

Engaging in Detroit: Scaling and Social Value to Increase Impact

Mission + Strategy recently expanded our consulting services into Michigan and inked our first engagement with the Capital Area United Way (CAUW) in Lansing, Michigan. M+S is excited to meet with non-profits, social ventures, foundations, and other consultants across this large and diverse state as we learn more about the landscape of work here.

Implementation Planning: the critical half of strategic planning

Submitted by Marc Rolfes on March 9, 2015 - 10:07

Implementation Planning: the critical half of strategic planning

“The only worthwhile strategy is one which can be executed,” or so says Justin King, the former CEO of Sainsbury’s, one of the UK’s largest grocery companies. I happen to agree. I also strongly recommend that strategic plans have specific, measurable performance objectives so everyone knows when the plan is in fact “executed.” According to a 2012 survey by the Association for Strategic Planning, only 51% of the 973 nonprofit executives who responded to the survey indicated their plan has defined performance outcomes.

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