How to Create a Strategic Plan for Your Nonprofit & Avoid Burnout

Are you struggling to understand how to create a strategic plan for your nonprofit? Or maybe your entire team is suffering burnout as you move like a sloth from fundraiser to fundraiser.

In this week’s podcast, Dr. Beverly Browning is co-hosting as she discusses how to create a strategic plan for your nonprofit and avoid burnout!

To give you a bit of a sneak peek, this is why you need a strategic plan for your nonprofit:

  • It gives your nonprofit a guide
  • It helps your board know what to report on and what milestones to target
  • It prevents 24/7 burnout
  • Sometimes your funding sources require it (grants, etc.)
  • It sets target funding goals so you don’t run around in circles

These are all important reasons!

So Who Should Create a Strategic Plan?

Well, this is for you if you are:

About Dr. Bev Browning:

Dr. Beverly A. Browning has been consulting in the areas of grant writing, RFP responses, technical writing, and organizational development for over four decades.  She has assisted clients and workshop participants throughout the United States in receiving awards of more than $500 million.  Dr. Browning is the author of 43 grant-related publications, including six editions (over 1 million books sold) of Grant Writing For Dummies™ ( She is also an international trainer and keynote speaker.  In 2015, she was selected by the Centers for Disease Control NICRD division to conduct a five-day Grant Writing Boot Camp in South Africa for ministers of health and other top-level health directors from 23 African countries.

Dr. Browning holds graduate and post-graduate degrees in Organizational Development, Public Administration, and Business Administration.  She has been a grant writing course developer and online facilitator for Cengage Learning ( for 17 years.  Her online courses (taught to thousands of students annually) are Advanced Proposal Writing, Becoming a Grant Writing Consultant, and A to Z Grant Writing: Part 2 – Beyond the Basics.

Dr. Browning is Founder and Director of the Grant Writing Training Foundation and CEO for Bev Browning, LLC.  She was a 17-year member of the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) and has presented training workshops and keynote presentations for multiple GPA chapters U.S.-wide.  In 2017, Dr. Browning joined the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and was a workshop presenter at their 2018 International conference in New Orleans. She is an approved trainer for GPA and CFRE International.

Dr. Browning has been married 53 years to John and has one daughter, Lara, a licensed therapist, and a special needs granddaughter, Aaliyah.

Connect with Dr. Bev Browning:

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Links Related to Start a Nonprofit:

  • Episode 148: Strategic Plan Must-Haves to Stop Chasing the Money. Click here.
  • Episode 147: Critical Red Flags to Avoid When Starting or Growing a Nonprofit. Click here.
  • Episode 149: Discover Diverse Funding Streams for Nonprofits. Click here.
  • Episode 150: Branding is Important to Demonstrate Nonprofit Credibility. Here’s the Why, What, & How. Click here.
  • Episode 108: Freelance Grant Writing Wisdom with Dr. Beverly A. Browning. Click here.