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Strategic Planning: Failures and Alternatives
to say that different approaches are needed and are often better choices than traditional strategic planning.Problems with strategic planning
Aside from bad practices in strategic planning, there are two levels of problems with strategic planning. Let’s look at some of the unsaid realities about nonprofit strategic planning as it...
In Defense of Strategic Planning: A Rebuttal
his great surprise that strategic planning seldom comes in handy living with two teenage daughters. He can be reached at Mike at MAconsulting.com or through his website .
See also in Blue Avocado:Strategic Planning: Failures & Alternatives, Part 1 Alternatives to Strategic Planning, Part 2 of above...
Strategic Planning 101 for Nonprofits: Strengthen a Nonprofit’s Board-Executive Director Relationship
item a big-picture review of strategic plan progress.
Consider inserting these evaluation/implementation tasks into the strategic plan itself so as to increase the odds you’ll do them.
A good strategic planning process can’t take a bad board–executive director relationship and by itself fix the relationship. But if approached...
Making Strategic Planning (Relatively) Painless
Strategic planning time! Do I hear groans or cheers?
In my experience sitting on nonprofit boards and employed as a nonprofit staff member, I typically hear some grumbling when the topic of strategic planning comes up. Volunteers (or very minimally paid directors) are usually not so excited about adding several...
How to Implement Strategic Inquiry at Your Nonprofit in 5 Steps
...focus away from problems and toward possibilities.
We knew that before tackling a strategic planning process, we needed to do some reframing around possibility creation. We felt that this required something beyond a traditional needs assessment.Strategic Inquiry as Necessity
If we’re taking an introspective look at the nonprofit sector,...
Alternatives to Strategic Planning at Nonprofits
Strategic Decision-Making for Financial Viability.
See also in Blue Avocado:Strategic Planning: Failures & Alternatives (Part 1 to this article) In Defense of Strategic Planning: A Rebuttal Nonprofit Business Model Statements Critical Path for the Board ...
Matrix Map Part II: The Strategic Imperatives
making strategic decisions about each business line is what leads an organization towards a more sustainable future.
This article is adapted from sections in Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability by Jeanne Bell, Jan Masaoka, and Steve Zimmerman.
Steve Zimmerman , M.B.A., C.P.A., is...
Yes, You Really Need One: Why Strategic Planning Matters and How to do it Better
wrong way, strategic planning can be exactly that: a lot of work for very little result. However, done well, a strategic plan based on an inspiring vision and thoughtful mission, can significantly improve a nonprofit’s impact.
Below are four recommendations that will radically improve your strategic planning process:...
Stance: The ED’s Role and Attitude in Strategic Planning
Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability. She is Board Chair of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management and a board member of Nonprofit Quarterly.
See also in Blue Avocado:Alternatives to Strategic Planning by Jan Masaoka In Defense of Strategic Planning by Mike Allison ...
Eight Strategic Mistakes with Memberships
are the eight strategic errors I see all the time in clients and the organizations to which I myself belong:
Strategic Mistake #1: Encouraging people to become members. This is a mistake because it’s based on the idea that people who are involved with your organization will join on...