About the Project

About the Project

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.

This visioning and strategic planning project will serve to strengthen and build existing nationwide capacity of NADO 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.

The project 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

More Information

For more information and to engage in further discussion regarding this project, please contact:

Joe McKinney, Executive Director
National Association of Development Organization
Tel: 202.624.5947