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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.


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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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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Planning for Nonprofit Organizations

An institution facing or creating change must attend to many kinds of
planning. Integrating all planning efforts prevents uncoordinated —or even
conflicting—results. Enormous gains can be made when all areas of planning
are developed in an integrated sequence, with a regular cycle of strategic,
business and program... (continued)

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Sam Frank

Sam Frank founded Synthesis Partnership to advise non-profit organizations in strategy, planning and organizational development. The largest share of his practice is devoted strategic planning, but he also works with clients on board governance, change management, facility, program and business planning, and training.

In 2009 he co-founded Nonprofit Webinars and... (continued)

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