Strategy & Planning

How much social impact could you have if you were proactive about aligning your people around a shared vision?

We’ve partnered with 80+ organizations to build strong and resilient strategic plans and align internal stakeholders  to accomplish their vision. Ultimately, we act as thought partners in navigating the four stages of planned growth:

  • Discovery - our first step is building trust and getting to know the people in your organization, your particular culture and the capacity you have available for change.
  • Design - we work with you to design the best process to meet your needs for making critical decisions about your future direction.
  • Discernment - change involves envisioning a strong future and making the hard choices that get you there - we facilitate strong choice making about future strategy.
  • Destiny - we help you build your capacity to mobilize resources to accomplish your vision 

Through a variety of interventions, from assessing the systems you have in place, to co-creating new approaches based on your organization’s needs and recommending adjustments to build stronger management practices, PENN Creative Strategy helps organizations unlock their full potential.

Nonprofit strategy

Your organization deserves a thoughtful road map to achieve a visionary future. Strategic Planning tells you where you’re going.


  • Strategic planning
  • Mergers & partnerships
  • Business planning
  • Scenario planning
  • Annual planning
  • Implementation planning
  • Strategic coaching
  • Strategy implementation
  • IDEA strategic planning
  • Theory of change
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Feasibility studies

PENN Creative Strategy offers Trainings & Workshops on:

  • Strategic planning
  • Business planning
  • Understanding capital strategy
  • Collaborations, partnerships & mergers
  • Scenario planning

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We help nonprofit and foundation leaders make effective and innovative decisions about the future. We help you thrive!

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How to Embed Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access into Grantmaking and Grantseeking

By Molly Penn Grantmaking has a built-in power imbalance. Foundations have money, and nonprofit agencies want it. Today there are increasing discussions around these power dynamics in fundraising, accelerated by the social justice movement of 2020. This article will explore how approaching grantmaking through a lens of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEI&A) helps to …

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