Founded in 1967, the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) provides advocacy, education, research, and training for regional development organizations in the United States. The association and its members promote regional strategies, partnerships, and solutions to strengthen the economic competitiveness and quality of life across America’s local communities. The NADO Research Foundation is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of NADO that provides professional development training, research and peer networking services. Since 2013, NADO and the NADO Research Foundation have experienced significant changes to the organizational structure of both entities. Future iQ was engaged to provide strategic visioning and planning guidance that will serve to strengthen and build existing nationwide capacity of the organization as well as provide a roadmap to new opportunities for growth in the future. The new Strategic Action Plan aims to drive organization-wide consensus on collaborative strategic initiatives that will guide decision-making for NADO and the NADO Research Foundation for the next five years.
Future iQ was engaged by NADO to develop an organizational vision and strategic action plan that includes: