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Webinar: Strategic Thinking in Uncertain Times


Webinar: Strategic Thinking in Uncertain Times

At the Scranton Area Community Foundation, we are committed to supporting the capacity of nonprofit organizations as you work to fulfill your critical missions. As we deal with the ongoing impact of COVID-19, it may be hard to think about the future. Yet, the future will come.

Please join us for a 1-hour, interactive webinar led by Frank Abdale where we can discuss some strategies for planning ahead as we weather the storm. In advance of joining the webinar, we ask that you think about a time in the past when you went through a crisis, personal or professional, and came out the other side. What got you through it, and what did you learn from it?

Some topics we will touch on and provide resources for include how to:
• Establish priorities among the many urgent issues at hand;
• Project multiple financial and programmatic scenarios based on potential changes in funding;
• Use issues that arise in times of crisis as data collection that helps inform future planning, or make adjustments to a current strategic plan; and
• Find time for self-care.

Scranton Area Community Foundation, through the Center for Community Leadership and Nonprofit Excellence, is pleased to bring you this webinar focused on Strategic Thinking in Uncertain Times.

Please join us on
Friday, April 17, 2020, at 12:00 PM (noon)


This webinar is provided free of charge to community nonprofits thanks to generous support from Moses Taylor Foundation and the Scranton Area Community Foundation.

About the Presenter:
Frank Abdale
is the principal of Abdale Consulting LLC, whose mission is to help dynamic leaders realize their vision. With 20+ years in the nonprofit sector, Frank is a proven strategist, facilitator, teacher, leader and author. As a consultant, executive director and board member he has helped a wide range of organizations develop successful strategies for sustainability through strategic planning, succession planning and board development.

Frank is a BoardSource™ Certified Governance Trainer, a Senior Associate Consultant with the Support Center for Nonprofit Management and a member of the Advisory Council at Long Island Crisis Center, where he served as vice-president of the board and co-chaired the Strategic Planning and Governance Committees. He is the former chair of the Association of Nonprofit Specialists (ANS), a premier resource for consultants working in the nonprofit sector. As chair of ANS, Frank helped lead a small organization on extended hiatus into new relevancy.

The former executive director of the Association of Nutrition Services Agencies, Frank transformed a small association into a nationally recognized force. He expanded and diversified the agency’s funding base, built an effective grassroots and national advocacy program, wrote legislation introduced into the House and Senate and launched an international program focused on nutrition and HIV/AIDS in South Africa and Namibia. His publications include “Practical Abundance: A Comprehensive Guide
to Fundraising and Development for Nonprofits” which he used as the text for “Fundraising Concepts and Practices”, a course he co-taught at NYU’s School of Continuing Education and Professional Studies.

About the Center for Community Leadership and Nonprofit Excellence:
The Center for Community Leadership and Nonprofit Excellence was established by the Scranton Area Community Foundation in 2012 to serve the capacity building needs of nonprofit organizations in the Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) region to help them meet their critical missions more effectively and to improve their impact throughout NEPA. The Center for Community Leadership and Nonprofit Excellence works with partners to provide relevant training programs, technical assistance, and additional resources free of charge or at low cost to local nonprofit organizations.

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