Rapid Planning for Operations and Program Delivery

02/17/2021 11:00 AM - 03/10/2021 12:00 PM MT


The past year has solidified the concept "The Strategic Plan is Dead. Long Live Strategy." While strategic planning can help support your organizations long term goals, adaptive planning is crucial in a changing world. Maximizing mission impact while sustaining the energy of your staff and board is a top priority in 2021.

Participants in this four-part series will learn and practice an approach for in-the-moment planning that encompasses team dynamics, communication, operations, programming, and financial sustainability. Course registrants will also gain access to multiple toolkits to aid this planning process.  This course will conclude by exploring two related concepts – strategic collaboration and business modeling – as tools to find new mission impacts in a rapidly changing world.

At the conclusion of this course, MNA will convene a monthly Affinity Group call for registrants to discuss course topics with one another and learn from each other moving forward.  Together, we will create a community of collaboration, innovation, and resilience to meet tomorrow’s challenges.

Participants in this workshop will:

  • Be prepared to lead their teams through business modeling and adaptive planning
  • Understand the importance of collaborative partnerships and mission impact
  • Access tools and templates to plan and monitor their mission impact and organizational health

Webinars will take place Wednesdays in February and March, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM MTN

  • February 17 | Rapid Planning Overview

  • February 24 | Scenario Modeling – Financial and Operational

  • March 3 | Strategic Collaboration

  • March 10 | Business/Mission Modeling

Presented by Adam Jespersen, MNA Director of Innovation
Adam joined the Montana Nonprofit Association in 2019 as its first Director of Innovation after more than a decade of progressive experience in nonprofit management, leadership, fundraising, and grant writing. Raised in rural Montana, Adam received his bachelor’s degree from Carroll College and his master’s in business administration from the University of Montana. Trained and experienced in Lean management and person-centered design, Adam is passionate about helping people, teams, and organizations across Montana find their stride in being more effective and impactful and has been recognized for his ability to dive headlong into finding solutions and for his cooperative and thoughtful leadership approach. Adam lives in Helena with his wife and two daughters and enjoys hiking, skiing, and all that Montana has to offer.


  • Whole Org Participation: Invite as many members of your team and board to participate for one flat rate

    • $175 Whole Org Registration for MNA Members

    • $350 Whole Org Registration for Non MNA Members

  • Individual Participation: Register for a single user

    • $95 MNA Members

    • $190 Non MNA Members

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