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Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Implementation, Measurement, Reporting

Wed, May 24, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

No matter how rewarding a planning process is in cultivating your stakeholders, focusing your board and staff, and developing your organization, and no matter how promising the goals and objectives of your plan, strategic planning cannot be successful unless it drives action. A bit of wisdom from... (continued)

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Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Plan Development

Wed, Apr 19, 2017 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... (continued)

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Strategic Planning Part 1: Cultivation & Organizational Development

Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

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... (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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The Resilient NPO: 12 Questions for Sustained Change

Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

CHANGE. The nonprofit sector faces relentless pressure to change from every direction. Stakeholders including clients, donors, regulators, partners, staff, and volunteers push for change. Technological advancement, talent management trends, competition with social enterprise, political shifts, and cultural... (continued)

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Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Measure, Monitor, Report

Wed, May 11, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

No matter how rewarding a planning process is in cultivating your stakeholders, focusing your board and staff, and developing your organization, and no matter how promising the goals and objectives of your plan, strategic planning cannot be successful unless it drives... (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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Strategic Planning Part 1: Cultivation & Organizational Development

Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

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... (continued)

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Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Measure, Monitor, Report

Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

No matter how rewarding a planning process is in cultivating your stakeholders, focusing your board and staff, and developing your organization, and no matter how promising the goals and objectives of your plan, strategic planning cannot be successful unless it drives... (continued)

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Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Plan Development & Implementation

Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 3pm EDT / 12pm 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... (continued)

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Strategic Planning Part 1: Cultivation & Organization

Wed, Jun 03, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

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 organization, which is achieved through a... (continued)

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The Case for Integrated Planning

Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

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Strategic planning is a pliable term that gets attached to a wide range of activities, from defining programs and services, to budgeting, communications, information technology, and even facility planning. But these are very different kinds of... (continued)

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Planning Clinic

Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Building on our annual cycle of nonprofit planning webinars (three on strategic planning and one each on integrated planning, facility planning, and mission statements), we will offer a discussion-based planning clinic. If you have a question, issue or problem relating to any aspect of nonprofit planning (strategic,... (continued)

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Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Measure, Monitor, Report

Wed, May 14, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

No matter how rewarding a planning process is in cultivating your stakeholders, focusing your board and staff, and developing your organization, and no matter how promising the goals and objectives of your plan, strategic planning cannot be successful unless it drives action. A bit of wisdom from the business... (continued)

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Webinar: Strategic Planning Part 1: Cultivation & Organizational Development

Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

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 organization, which is... (continued)

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Critical Issues #17: Fear and Loathing of Strategic Planning

There is not one correct approach to strategic planning and its implementation, but there always is an approach that will be able to move you toward your goals.

http://www.synthesispartnership.com/critical17/

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Webinar: Taking the Mystery out of Metrics

Measure, measure, measure. More and more, we hear about the importance of metrics. But what does that really mean? Join strategy consultants Sam Frank and Michele Levy for a practical discussion about the metrics that really matter for nonprofit organizations.

http://nonprofitwebinars.com/past_webinars/taking-the-mystery-out-of-metrics/

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Webinar: Effective Strategic Planning 2: Getting Results

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)

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Webinar: Strategic Planning 1: Cultivation & Organizational Development

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)

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Critical Issues #8: The Measure of Success

If the truly important things are qualitative, how can the real value of what we do be measured in any meaningful way? Quantitative measures are not a substitute for qualitative goals, but when developed and used thoughtfully, they are essential tools to assist in reaching them.

http://www.synthesispartnership.com/critical08/

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Critical Issues #5 The Structure of Planning

There are many reasons to plan and many effective ways to go about the planning process. There are also some common ways that planning goes wrong, but a well-conceived structure can tilt the odds toward success.

http://www.synthesispartnership.com/critical05/

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Critical Issues #2: The Secret Life of Surveys

Surveys can be scientific instruments offering statistically reliable guidance for important decisions. This article is not about that. It is about communication.

http://www.synthesispartnership.com/critical02/

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Critical Issues #1: Why Plan

The purpose of planning is not to write a plan, it is to increase your ability to serve your mission. That is why, despite shortages of time and money, planning is all the more important in challenging times.

http://www.synthesispartnership.com/critical01/

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