HELPING ORGANIZATIONS AND LEADERS BECOME MORE EFFECTIVE
~Strategy Development and Implementation
~Board and Staff Alignment
Elizabeth is an ICF-certified and Hogan-certified coach and advisor to nonprofit leaders. An experienced, mission-driven leader, Elizabeth has a proven track record of driving growth, innovation, and impact in a range of organizations working to solve complex social problems.
Elizabeth Planet is an ICF-certified and Hogan-certified nonprofit leadership coach and advisor. She is an attorney and high-impact nonprofit leader with more than 15 years of senior management experience in mission-driven organizations. As Executive Director of the Child Mind Institute, she led the growth of the organization from a single-site, 70-person, $12 million operation to a national, multi-site, 250-person, $55 million leader in clinical services, brain research, and public education. Previously, Elizabeth held senior leadership positions at the American Jewish Committee and the Center on Addiction. She began her career in the corporate transactions practice at the New York law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, advising clients on public and private mergers and acquisitions. Elizabeth specializes in developing and implementing growth strategies for mission-driven organizations. She earned her JD from Columbia University and her BA from Yale University, and is admitted to practice law in New York.
Your organization has an urgent and important mission, and you know you need to grow your support and reach to achieve your goals.
You need a clear, actionable strategy, well-defined goals, and a plan for measuring progress and impact.
Your board and staff must be aligned, and your supporters require a compelling theory of change and case for support.
You need to inspire and motivate your team, and unleash their creativity and innovative impulses.
You will benefit from working with me if you are:
An organization preparing to launch a large fundraising campaign: If your board, staff, or donors lack clarity and alignment on your mission and goals, your campaign will suffer. Before launching a new campaign, and even before spending time and money on a feasibility study, make sure your organization and your community are well prepared, fully bought into the goals, and primed to make the campaign a success.
A leader who knows her team could perform better and achieve more: There is nothing more frustrating than watching your team, made up of bright, passionate individuals, fall short on delivering their mission. As their leader, you hold the keys to unleashing the team's highest performance. Whether you are highly experienced or new to the top role, you can benefit from coaching and objective insights to lead your team to greater impact.
A development director who needs to develop a strategy and plan for getting support for a new initiative.
An organization looking to reorganize the team or rethink the structure to achieve greater impact and efficiency.
An executive director or board chair whose organization's support and reach are declining.
A founder with a killer idea (but no idea how to get it off the ground).