Strategic Planning

The Small Nonprofit Podcast: Strategic planning with Ashley Whitworth

Written By: CharityVillage
April 8, 2019

This week's podcast covers strategic planning tips for small organizations.

Five tips to improve staff and stakeholder consultations

Written By: Bruce Cox
March 2, 2016

Do you hold meaningful stakeholder consultations?

Designing a new way of thinking: A new approach to solving social problems

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
January 6, 2016

Find out how organizations are employing a new technique called design thinking to address social problems.

Planning for success: Top ten strategic planning tips

Written By: CharityVillage
December 3, 2014

Don't let your strategic plan fail before it even gets going - follow these tips for strategic planning success.

The balanced scorecard: From strategic plan to effective execution

Written By: John Paul de Silva
June 12, 2012

To effectively and comprehensively execute a strategic plan, organizations should create a balanced scorecard.

Implementing a strategic plan

Written By: Jack Shand
September 6, 2011

This article offers advice for overcoming typical stumbling blocks to the effective implementation of a strategic plan.

Strategic planning made simple

Written By: Jack Shand
February 1, 2011

Strategic planning doesn’t have to happen with an outside facilitator. Jack Shand shows how nonprofit leaders can take control of their strategic plan, creating a simple planning process.

How to build your legacy

Written By: Jack Shand
January 4, 2011

Strategy is the key to building a legacy.

Fundraising Q&A: The art of strategic planning

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
September 27, 2010

This article discusses how to do strategic planning and what mistakes to avoid.

Fundraising Q&A: The relationship between the fundraising and strategic plan

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
August 23, 2010

This article discusses how to integrate the fundraising plan with the strategic plan.

The powerful question

Written By: Pattie LaCroix
May 20, 2010

Mental metabolism, the strength-based approach and asking questions in strategic planning.

Making strategy happen

Written By: Jack Shand
April 5, 2010

Factors that must be taken into account if plans are to be implemented successfully.

Strategy in challenging economic times

Written By: Jack Shand
March 1, 2010

Five strategic steps every not-for-profit board should undertake if the organization is to continue to deliver on the priority needs and expectations of its stakeholders.

Tools for nonprofit leaders: The old SWOT analysis still works very well...when used to advantage

Written By: Paulette Vinette
July 23, 2007

An example of a SWOT flipchart and how to use SWOT planning and analysis.

A vision of failure

Written By: Peter Wright
February 26, 2007

How to create a long-term plan to prevent organizational failure.

The pitfalls and positives of strategic planning

Written By: Louise Chatterton Luchuk
September 25, 2006

A strategic planning consultant and three organizations – ranging in size from one staff member to a team of 180 – share the positives they’ve learned about strategic planning and how to overcome some of the pitfalls.

Improving analysis in strategic planning

Written By: Ron Robinson
April 24, 2006

How to improve data gathering and analysis in organizational strategic planning.

Tools for Not-for-Profit Leaders: The Strategic Plan

Written By: Paulette Vinette
February 20, 2006

A well articulated, concise strategic plan is a roadmap for everyone involved in an organization to follow.

Strategy: A process of problem solving & decision making

Written By: Ron Robinson
February 20, 2006

In most cases, strategy is developed by a group of individuals who solve the strategic problems of the organization and make key decisions with imperfect information.