A nonprofit's strategy determines whether an organization will sink or swim. While strategy is critical, nonprofit leaders are often unable or unwilling to plan in the short-term to achieve long-lasting social change.
This course will help students develop successful strategies to achieve their organization's goals and make strides towards meaningful impact. Using the social problem of childhood obesity as a real world example, students will learn how to undertake the basic elements of strategy: defining the problem, identifying stakeholders, designing logic models, and establishing assessment criteria. These guidelines will provide students the foundation necessary to develop strategies for their own organizations that ensure long-term impact rather than just immediate results.