Tom Morley

You need to deliver on your mission... and keep delivering, over and over. You need to operate at an affordable, sustainable cost. If you can save, you can re-invest, and if you can generate more, you can accomplish more. It's more than possible through "creative integration" - understanding how the elements of your organization interact, and optimizing them for... (continued)

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What's a Mission Statement Worth?

Wed, Nov 04, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Does your mission statement differentiate your nonprofit clearly and concisely? Could it describe any of several other organizations? If you're clear about your value to your community, stakeholders and/or cause, why bother to “wordsmith” your mission statement? The answers to these questions can... (continued)

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What’s a Mission Statement Worth?

Wed, Nov 02, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Could your mission statement describe any of several other organizations that are similar to yours? Do you just haul it out once a year for your annual report and 990? If you've been around for many years, you're clear about your nonprofit's value to your community, your stakeholders and/or your... (continued)

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Staging Strategic Planning Retreats

As the facilitator for a retreat, your job begins well before the group arrives at the site. Retreats are most effective
if they are considered a process in a continuum, not an event, and you want the process to evoke passion as well as a
product. To accomplish that, consider the retreat in three stages: pre-retreat planning,... (continued)

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Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Plan Development

Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Strategic planning has a dicey reputation for any number of reasons:
1) it often is tedious and time-consuming;
2) the issues it identifies are either obvious or not critical to the mission (or both);
3) the actions it specifies are vague and unmeasurable;
4) it is ignored once the plan is written (or the written... (continued)

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Nonprofit Stewardship Decision Tree

The decision tree for nonprofits from Peter Brinckerhoff's book Nonprofit Stewardship. This decision model keeps organizations focused on mission and core competencies when making key resource allocation decisions.

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The Things You Gotta' Do to Start a Nonprofit Organization: 35 Tips

The Things You Gotta' Do to Start a Nonprofit Organization
The Checklist Project of The Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC)

Many people who think about starting a nonprofit are unaware that they will be starting a small business with all the needs that a successful business... (continued)

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What’s a Mission Statement Worth?

Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Does your mission statement differentiate your nonprofit clearly and concisely? Could it describe any of several other organizations? If you're clear about your value to your community, stakeholders and/or cause, why bother to “wordsmith” your mission statement? The answers to these questions can make the difference between sustainable... (continued)

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Critical Issues #7: On Mission

Here’s my claim: a mission statement is a fundamental tool of strategy, focus, marketing, and identity. It provides the shortest route to your goal… for the simple reason that without it you don't really know (collectively) what your goal is.

http://www.synthesispartnership.com/critical07/

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Strategy Framework

Concise framework for communicating organizational vision, mission, aims and strategic priorities.

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Starting an NGO

Starting a non-governmental organization or a non-profit organization (NGO/NPO) can be a lengthy, time consuming process. However, the difficulties of the process can be minimized by following a consistent series of steps and seeking advice when needed. From the The Global Development Reserach Center.

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Staging your nonprofit strategic planning

The primary benefit of the planning process is the process itself, not a plan. It is essential to put energy and effort into planning your process. The four questions you want to answer: Where are we? Where do we want to be in the future? What part of the status quo do we need to change to get us where we want to be in... (continued)

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Thinking of Forming a Non-Profit?

Creating a non-profit can be an extremely important and rewarding activity, but starting and sustaining a new organization is also quite challenging. This publication is not a detailed walk-through of the start-up process, but is a tool to explain the basics of what a non-profit is and portray a realistic picture of what is... (continued)

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