Charting Your Course for Success

with Frank Martinelli

Face it. Strategic planning can be one tough subject. As important as it is in any planning process, it can be difficult to understand. Not on this video presentation.

In the capable hands of Frank Martinelli, this area of vital interest to nonprofits literally comes to life. Here, Martinelli’s easygoing style combines with his mastery of the subject to provide learners with a thorough overview of this critical area of planning.

Case studies are also featured in this production, along with stimulating, thought-provoking interviews and easy-to-apply planning tools.

Learning Objectives

This course will enable you
  • To understand the relationship between planning and organizational effectiveness
  • To learn the basic steps and major challenges in the planning process
  • To acquire practical tools and techniques to help create a strategic plan and prepare for the planning process


Center for Public Skills Training
Milwaukee, WI

Frank has over 25 years of experience with nonprofit community-based groups and public agencies. He provides consultation in strategic planning, board development, volunteer management, and community organizing. He specializes in the recruitment, training, and development of voluntary leadership. He has provided training to over 1600 organizations.

Course Materials

  • Video Presentation (approx. 90 minutes | view sample)
  • Participant Guide (30-40 pages)
  • Related Readings
The Participant Guide contains: CEU enrollment information, course objectives, an outline of the course, learning activates related to the course, glossary of terms, supplemental materials, biographical information, contact information, featured organizations from the case studies, Q & A with faculty, bibliography, Organizational Assessment Tool, and Action Plan Template.

Course materials are designed with working professionals in mind. The entire course can be completed independently and at your own pace. All course materials are available online, and can be accessed for 1 full year from the date of purchase.

Certificate, CAE, and CEU Credit

This course is 1 of 8 required to earn the Certificate of Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership and Management. The certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of all 8 courses, and is jointly awarded by the Society for Nonprofits and Michigan State University Extension.

6 CAE credits and 0.6 CEU credits can be earned for this individual course. CEU credits are awarded by Michigan State University.

You must successfully complete the course(s) in order to qualify for the Certificate or CAE/CEU credits.

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