Strategic Planning

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The CDP Certification Program includes all seven of the Courses required to achieve your credential. If you are responsible for growing your ministry or help support its impact, then you won’t want to miss any of the essentials we have built into this program. You save on tuition! And your projects are given first priority by our Team. Click here for details and our risk-free guarantee: CDP Certification Program

If you just need a refresher, or have a pressing need in one of the seven essentials of Development, then we invite you to take that individual Course.

About this Course: Strategic Planning

In our experience, 90% of all Strategic Plans fail! And, most Mission Statements fall woefully short in giving senior leadership, staff, and volunteers the direction, guidance, encouragement, and support they need. Yet, your Development Plan cannot be effective if it’s not connected to your ministry’s Strategic Plan and Mission. This course uses our proven process to help refine your current Mission Statement and Strategic Plan and then directly connect your Development Plan so your Mission is accomplished.

We Want You To:

  • Learn the difference between “outputs” and “outcomes.”
  • Learn and practice the process for identifying outcomes that genuinely have meaningful impact.
  • Review your ministry’s Vision and Mission Statements and suggest revisions to strengthen them.

Personalized Feedback

A member of our expert CDP team will review all your submitted projects and provide personalized feedback on your progress. Every project uses your ministry as the example. We will help you refine, enhance, and strengthen your plans. Your Course Instructor is easily contacted through messaging whenever you have questions or need help.

Recognize Your Achievement

You will earn your Badge in Strategic Planning when you successfully complete all assignments and projects in this Course. Gain your Certification by earning all seven of the Certified Development Professional Badges.

Be Inspired

Your Course tuition enrolls you in our moderated forum, the Global Development Network for one year, FREE!

Our Guarantee

If you aren’t satisfied within 14 days of enrolling, we will refund your tuition.

Let’s Get Started!

There’s no better time than right now to build your ministry’s capacity through stronger, more practical planning.

SAVE 50% on Tuition

We encourage your development director, executive director, senior leadership, and board members to take Strategic Planning together. Each additional person from your ministry, enrolling in Strategic Planning with you, may enroll for 50% off regular Course tuition. Use Coupon Code SP50 when enrolling each additional person from your ministry.