National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) and the NADO Research Foundation

National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) and the NADO Research Foundation

A Nationwide Approach to Nonprofit Strategic Visioning and Planning

Project Overview

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 has been 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 Plan will aim 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®'s Role in this Project

    Future iQ has been engaged by NADO to develop an organizational vision and strategic plan that will include:

    • Background research and a Benchmark Study
    • Facilitation of the NADO Future Think Tank
    • Scenarios of the Future Report
    • Board and membership engagement including Pre and Post-Think Tank surveys
    • Detailed data collection, analysis and data visualization on Future iQ’s Lab Portal
    • Production of NADO and the NADO Research Foundation Strategic Plan

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