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ISACS Leadership Academy in Partnership with Kellogg School Center for Nonprofit Management [Video]

ISACS Leadership Academy in Partnership with Kellogg School Center for Nonprofit Management

If you are an independent school leader, claim one of just 40 seats at this year’s Leadership Academy. Three transformative days will make you a more effective leader of change, giving you new clarity and direction. With supportive colleagues, you’ll learn from expert faculty from the Northwestern University Kellogg School Center for Nonprofit Management. Whether you are a head of school or a senior leader, whether or not you’ve attended the Leadership Academy in the past, this year’s faculty line up is not one to miss. Be sure to plan your travel to stay for the entire event. You won’t want to miss our last afternoon session together, a capstone to the entire Academy. We can’t wait to see you there.

Who Should Attend
Leaders of Independent Schools; we encourage schools to send teams if possible.

Dates & Times
Please plan your travel to be able to participate in the program in its entirety.

Monday, June 24 – Wednesday, June 26
Daily: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

The Academy will take place at the Kellogg Center for Nonprofit Management at Northwestern University, Wieboldt Hall, 339 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL in downtown Chicago.

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The New AI Methods For Strategic Planning [Video]

How AI can significantly enhance the efficiency and inclusivity of strategic planning processes for nonprofits. Mike Burns, CEO of StrattSimple, shares his innovative approach to strategic planning through the integration of artificial intelligence (AI). Mike starts with the point that one of the primary challenges facing nonprofits in strategic planning is the considerable time and financial resources required. Addressing this, he introduces his AI-driven solution designed to streamline and economize the planning process, making it accessible to more nonprofit organizations. His approach utilizes AI to facilitate comprehensive stakeholder engagement by rapidly and efficiently gathering insights from a broad spectrum of participants, exemplified by one client who interactively surveys 4,000 clients. Mike describes the value. . . "Imagine if you were doing that the traditional way and you had to interview each of those people. How long would that take? I don’t even know that it would be possible." The lively conversation highlights the fast-changing capability of AI in capturing and synthesizing vast amounts of data to identify key themes and insights. This process not only saves time but also enhances the depth of analysis available to decision-makers. MIke shares his enthusiasm for AI's potential, stating, "Economists out there say AI is going to have a bigger impact on the economy than electricity. The more you work with it, the more you realize that this is changing everything." Co-hosted by Tony Beall and Julia Patrick, the episode explores the implications of AI in the realm of nonprofit governance, where strategic planning often involves complex layers of input from various stakeholders including funders, clients, team members, and board members. During the discussion, Mike elaborates on the importance of inclusivity and diversity in the planning process, asserting that AI tools can help ensure every voice is heard, thereby fostering a more comprehensive and effective strategic plan. You’ll learn alot of what’s changing in the planning arena by watching. The cohosts and guest not only shed light on the transformative potential of AI in nonprofit strategic planning but also underscore the importance of technology in making strategic planning more manageable, cost-effective, and inclusive.#nonprofitboards #nonprofitplanning #nonprofitmanagement #strategicplanning