HSC Workshop Series: Help Your Nonprofit Strategy SOAR!

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with Heidi Holz
on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 
9:00 am – 10:30 am

via Zoom – a link will be sent to your email upon registration



Many of us are familiar with the use of SWOT in strategic planning. An alternative process is SOAR, a method that focuses on organizational strengths and future opportunities.

SOAR stands for Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations and Results and was developed out of the field of Appreciative Inquiry. This workshop will introduce the concept of SOAR and provide a forum for you to apply the model to your own organization’s planning.

Techniques for using divergent thinking and convergent decision making will be demonstrated. Tips on how to facilitate SOAR and other strategic planning on a virtual platform will also be shared.

The session will conclude with group discussion on how this process can start and support strategic decision making.

About the Presenter

Heidi Holtz

Heidi Holtz is the Owner/Principal of Stillwork Consulting Group, LLC. She specializes in helping nonprofits and organizations grow their capacity in board development, strategic planning, communications, storytelling, resource development and leadership.

From 2005 to 2018 Heidi was on the senior leadership team of the Gifford Foundation in Syracuse, NY. While there she developed a number of initiatives, among them StoryGrowing, a training program for nonprofits who wish to build their storytelling capacity. Prior to Gifford, Heidi spent 25 years in arts administration including nine years as Director of Communications at Syracuse Stage. She has taught at Syracuse University and Ithaca

Heidi holds certifications in Nonprofit Lifecycles (capacity building system), BoardSource Nonprofit Board Consultant, and as an Appreciative Inquiry facilitator.

Fee: $40

Online via Zoom – a link will be sent to you upon registration

All registration sales are final.

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