Strategic Innovation

Helping individuals and groups align to define and achieve business goals

  • Strategic planning sessions
  • Board retreats
  • Not-for-profit branding and marketing strategies

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Care Connect

Helping health care professionals and their patients connect for better care

  • Branding to promote your value statement
  • Print materials to engage and educate patients

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About Us

At Strategic Innovation and Care Connect we help clients succeed with innovative research, branding, and communication solutions.

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Toolbox - ideas and tools you can use

The growing professionalism of the practice of nonprofit leadership is evident in this growing list of books on the topic.

Download our Opportunity Assessment Tool to decide if a fundraising event is right for you.

Click here for a helpful report on engaging Millenials in your cause.  

Innovative Ideas

  • fall-retreatDoes your Board take time to look beyond the usual agenda items and focus on the big picture?   Holding a longer meeting  (often called a retreat) can create stronger focus and allow for more in-depth processing of ideas to keep your board focused on a strategic direction.  Retreats also allow for a more relaxed climate so members can enhance their relationships and address issues in a more systematic way.  Retreats may have gotten a bit of a bad rap in the past as more social outings than effective tools.  In reality, they are important longer meetings that can help a group form, align and move forward.

    As I talk with non-profit executives and board leaders, they are often hesitant to ask board members to commit time to meetings.  Many are focused on keeping meetings short out of respect for the busy schedules of Board members.  I agree there are tools and methods to keep routine meetings focused and brief.  We have all been victims of long, tedious meetings where information is presented in excruciating detail or side topics and egos dominate the agenda, so that little else happens. The key to any effective meeting is to use the time wisely.  Fundamentally, there are really only three ways to “spend” any meeting time:

What's Your Plan for Success?

In Using the Right and Left Brain for Strategic Success you will learn how to use mind maps and various planning templates and tools to create a clear understanding of what you want to accomplish and a step-by-step plan to get you there. 

The next session will be held in Valparaiso on Friday, October 4 from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The cost of the session is $185. Click here for more information.