Avoiding Strategic Planning Pitfalls:
Interview with Planning Expert Carol Hamilton
Carol Hamilton, the host of the Mission: Impact podcast, is an organization effectiveness consultant who helps nonprofits become more strategic and innovative for greater mission impact. She facilitates strategic planning, helps organizations map their impact, and supports organizations as they prepare for executive transitions.
A strategic thinker, Carol works with teams and organizations to envision and frame their future strategic direction. Practical in her approach, she helps organizations think through who is key to creating their future, how to gather insights from these stakeholders, consider the big picture, imagine new possibilities, come to agreement on their future goals, and create an initial action plan to get started. She takes a human-centered and appreciative approach in her work. She is also part of a consultant collective focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion, All In Consulting.
Carol has more than 25 years of experience in the nonprofit and association sectors working with organizations with a range of missions. Carol trains frequently on leadership, strategy, organizational culture, and design as well as innovation topics. She graduated from Swarthmore College and has her Masters in Organization Development.