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Strategic Planning

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: Pierre Bertrand
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.

Danica Frazer and strategic planning for government-funded charities

Written By: Nicole Zummach
June 19, 2006

An interview with Danica Frazer, executive director of the McMan Youth, Family and Community Services Association in Edmonton and Muttart fellow.

Improving analysis in strategic planning

Written By: Ron Robinson
April 24, 2006

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

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.

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.