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Here is Part 1 of a two-article series on strategic planning and alternatives to strategic planning.
Strategic planning swept into the nonprofit sector in the mid 1980s. Nonprofits were becoming seriously interested in management techniques, and strategic planning — along with meeting facilitation and fundraising training — was...
people of the dangers of carrying a loaded strategic planning process: it could get into the wrong hands!
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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:...
Financial Viability. She is Board Chair of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management and a board member of Nonprofit Quarterly.
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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...
across the country, Steve conducts train-the-consultant sessions how to use the book’s framework with nonprofits in strategic and/or business planning. His site includes templates and other materials based on the book.
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