Shaping the Future Through Scenario Planning

We can’t predict a specific future, but we can prepare for different possible futures.

Join this stimulating workshop to be immersed in the principles and practices of scenario planning!

This workshop will present the rationale, history, and value of scenario planning and futures thinking; identify and discuss its implications for nonprofits and the ways we fundraise, mobilise, and rise up. You will discuss, evaluate, and prioritise the global megatrends that will influence the world in the next 10 years; identify and select axes of uncertainty to create different what-if scenarios; and, after creating a combined model for possible futures, explore how the world looks in each one by applying different lenses, such as technology, values, workforce, media, and scandals.

Learning outcomes

  • Become equipped to run your own scenario mapping exercise for your organisation, community, or country
  • Gain an appreciation and understanding of the forces that may influence fundraising, movement building, and social change in the long term
  • Be prepared to shape the future of generosity in your community

Want to explore this topic in more detail? This workshop is also being run as a long-form masterclass.


Rod Matthews
Leadership Developer, Rod Matthews Pty Ltd
Martin Paul
Director, More Strategic