Online tool for do-it-yourself, non-profit strategic planning

Dot-org Strategic Plan helps you design your own process and guides you step-by-step to create your plan using backgrounders, templates, examples, worksheets, and other resources. After your strategic plan is complete, Dot-org Strategic Plan helps with plan implementation, revision, and evaluation. Real... (continued)

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Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Plan Development & Implementation

Wed, Apr 16, 2014 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... (continued)


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Face Strategic Planning Head On

Get metrics and goals for fulfilling your organization's mission with a strategic plan. Use these tools shared on 4Good to embrace your strategic plan, from start to finish.

Don't rush into the planning process. Avoid loosing important insights with the advice in... (continued)

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Critical Issues #15: Strategic Action

Strategic planning is about organizational development and focused action. In this essay we look at how to create action items that will advance strategy and mission.

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Getting Visual with Strategy

For this “article”, Julie shares some methods for enhancing creative engagement into a strategy planning process. Whether or not you engage a visual facilitator to partner with you on your next strategy planning session, these ideas can be used by anyone to tap into the power of creative, visual engagement. These tools can... (continued)

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Hitting a Fork in the Road: Recognizing it’s Time to Pull Out a Map

Whether you use the outcomes of your last strategic plan in your day-to-day activities or can’t remember a single goal referenced in it, there will be a time to start the process over again. This article outlines several occurrences that may indicate it is the right or wrong time for your... (continued)

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Rancho Santa Fe Foundation (RSFF) Plan-to-Plan Report

Over the past two months, a USD project team conducted extensive research to inform the strategic planning process of the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation (RSFF). The team identified three key questions that will be important for the RSFF to address as it positions itself for growth. Those questions are: 1) What is the... (continued)

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