Nonprofits engage in strategic thinking as a continuous process that drives organizational success. Board leadership thinks deliberately about its mission, values and vision, considering how to operate effectively, stay relevant and achieve sustainability.
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This easy-to-use guide, takes you through creating detailed action plans for the significant
strategic priorities or initiatives, that result from the strategic planning process. A sample action plan is included.
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Strategic planning fails for various reasons:
- tedious, time-consuming process
- obvious, vague, or unmeasurable actions
- ignored once plan is written (or plan never quite finished)
- adds tasks to an already over-stretched staff
- results not visible to stakeholders
- does not advance... (continued)
Strategic planning should be a means not only to produce a strategy, but also to engage and cultivate stakeholders, develop leadership, and generate new energy, commitment and consensus around mission. Its primary product is not a written plan, but strategic thinking within the... (continued)