Date of Award
Creative Studies, M.S.
Center for Studies in Creativity
Dr. Susan Keller-Mathers
Pathway to Permanence: Strategic Planning for a Creative Nonprofit
This project examines a portion of a strategic planning process used by Instar Learning Alliance, an educational nonprofit, to prepare for the final development of a business model and the writing of a business plan. The nonprofit, currently serving older adults in Montgomery County, PA, identified key areas for research to clarify and support their mission and vision. A comprehensive review of an external environmental scan, an analysis of the theory of change and its impact on the direction of the nonprofit, and a serious look at critical success factors collectively provided the founders with data to make informed decisions. The results of the strategic planning greatly increased the possibility of a successful implementation of the future business plan.
Bernd, Virginia L. Mrs. and Bernd, Virginia L. Mrs., "Pathway to Permanence: Strategic Planning for a Creative Nonprofit" (2018). Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects. 286.