Creating an Adaptive Plan

Confidently navigate uncertainty with a dynamic strategic plan

Change can be a challenge but also an opportunity. In this program, your leadership team will create an actionable strategic plan to respond—and adapt—based on the changing world around you.

Program Benefits

Nonprofits who participate in this program are

  • More nimble and resilient
  • More innovative
  • More focused on the work that matters

In this program, your team will:

  • Get clear on your organization's two-year vision
  • Agree on your organization’s top priorities
  • Develop an action plan to test and adapt your strategy
  • Tailor practical tools and processes to more confidently make hard choices

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Who Should Participate?

This program is designed for nonprofit senior leadership teams of three to six leaders—which is often the CEO/ED and their direct reports.

Top reasons organizations participate:

  • Your strategic plan is lapsing
  • You are looking to pressure-test or refresh an existing strategic plan
  • You are a new CEO/ED and want to align your team on the path forward

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Why Do This Work as a Leadership Team?

Becoming an adaptive organization requires buy-in from and alignment across senior leaders. Adaptive plans work best when the strategic vision is held by the full leadership team—not just the CEO—and each leader makes decisions that support this common goal. This program teaches your leadership team key strategic management skills that can help you adapt and respond to change.

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How It Works

Your team is in the driver’s seat and can choose the pace that is right for you. Expert Bridgespan coaches provide support for your team’s point person, or project lead, via email, weekly check-ins, and one-on-one coaching at critical points throughout the program. Your total time commitment through the process will be about 25 to 30 hours per person.

The program is split into four steps:

Each step consists of:

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Price: $7,500

Limited time price: $5,500 for leadership teams. For organizations outside of the United States, or for teams with more than six members, please email us at [email protected].

A limited number of scholarships are available to organizations led by people of color. Learn more. >>

Need help funding your participation? Learn more about how to request funding from your donors.

How to Apply

Step 1: Complete our Request More Information form or email us.

Step 2: A member of the Leadership Accelerator team will contact you within seven days to schedule a discovery call. We’ll ask you about your organization and team size.

Step 3: If we agree that the program is a good fit, we’ll send you a link to our enrollment form!

Additional Information

Learn more about our other Bridgespan Leadership Accelerator programs

Download an overview and FAQ PDF of the program to share with your team

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