Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning

Friday, November 14, 2014

Strategic planning is a good way to determine where an organization wants to go and how it plans to get there.

The Studer Institute is sponsoring a strategic planning workshop designed to help small businesses and nonprofits.

“I have found in my work that small businesses and many nonprofit organizations often struggle with strategic planning,” said Quint Studer, founder of the Studer Institute. “This can range from lacking a strategic plan entirely, to having one that is too cumbersome to execute.”

“The Strategic Planning Model for Small Businesses and Nonprofits” workshop held at Hillcrest Baptist Church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The workshop is free for all attendees. Participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for Manna Food Bank.

The workshop will focus on:

Lynne Cunningham, strategic planning consultant, will lead the workshop sessions.

Cunningham has conducted strategic planning assignments for hospitals, medical groups, organ procurement organizations and blood banks across the country.

She has also worked with community organizations nationally and internationally.

Cunningham has donated her services, offering a strategic plan for Manna Food Bank.

During the workshop, Manna Food Bank will be used as a case study and workshop attendants, along with Cunningham, will develop a strategic plan, demonstrating a real-life example and the process that goes with developing a strategic plan.

“The Studer Institute’s goal is to promote citizen-powered change and to improve the quality of life in Pensacola,” said Rick Harper, director of the Studer Institute. “We are pleased to bring in Lynne, a national expert in strategic planning, to help develop our local, small businesses and nonprofit organizations.”

Joining with the Studer Institute to sponsor the workshop is Pensacola Young Professionals, Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Coast African American Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Escambia County.

To register and find more information on the workshop, visit or email Studer Institute at