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Helping Organizations Thrive 

July 2011 Edition
Welcome to my July 2011 email newsletter. 

The mission of Jonathan Poisner Strategic Consulting is to help progressive organizations thrive.  I do that by assisting my clients with strategic planning, campaign planning, coalition building, fundraising, communications, and other organizational development challenges.

To keep people informed about my work, I set up this monthly e-newsletter.  If you want to unsubscribe, just look for the link at the bottom.   My June edition can be read in my archive.

For a complete lists of the consulting services I offer, check out my website.
What Works

Each edition of this newsletter contains a section I call "What Works." 

For the last year, I've been highlighting fifteen lessons I learned that collectively I've entitled: Why Organizations Thrive.   


I was working away on Lesson 13 when I came across: Lisa Simpson for Nonprofits: What Science Can Teach You About Fundraising, Marketing, and Making Social Change , a free 24 page ebook by Network for Good and Sea Change Strategies.


This ebook does such a good job distilling down to 24 pages some key truths about effective fundraising and marketing for nonprofits that I've postponed this month's lesson and am encouraging everyone to read Lisa Simpson for Nonprofits instead.


It's that valuable.


Download it on the Network for Good site.   


Then go to my blog and tell me what you think.  
Recent Success Stories and New Clients

I'm in the final stages of working on strategic planning projects for Wyoming Conservation Voters , Florida Conservation Alliance , and Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania. 

In early July I wrapped up the final of five monthly Executive Director networking sessions for the Nonprofit Network of Southwest Washington.

My work with Colorado Conservation Voters is also now in its final phase: working with them to develop an annual Work Plan to cover the first year of their new strategic plan. 

Starting this week, I've begun the stakeholder research process for Texas LCV as part of a larger strategic planning process that will run through November.

This weekend, I'll be conducting a training entitled "Strategic Planning in the Real World" for Western States Center at their annual Community Strategic Training Initiative in Portland.

In August, I'll be working with Recycling Advocates on board governance issues related to departing board members.

Also in August, I'll be facilitating a planning retreat for the Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association.

Check out my website for a complete list of all my clients.

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Jonathan Poisner Strategic Consulting
phone: 503-490-1234

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