I used to think that it’s never too early for a nonprofit to put together a strategic plan. Even from the early days, shouldn’t all organizations have a compelling vision for the future and a plan that focuses its limited resources in a smart and strategic way?
Well that may be true, BUT strategic planning also requires a commitment of organizational resources (time, money, and brain power), a readiness among staff and board to take a critical look at the organization, and a willingness to change. And the truth is, not all nonprofits are ready for this.
So how do you know if your nonprofit is ready to undertake strategic planning?
I’ve put together an easy-to-follow strategic plan decision tree that will help you determine if your nonprofit is ready for strategic planning.
Check out this simple worksheet and learn:
- What simple questions to make sure you ask your staff and board before jumping into strategic planning
- Whether you have the critical pieces in place to undertake strategic planning
- How you can think and act strategically NOW, even if you’re not ready to undertake strategic planning.
AND, if you’re ready to tackle strategic planning, then you’re in for a treat. Next week I’m launching a 5-part blog series, complete with step-by-step guides, videos, and worksheets, to help you develop a strategic plan that will lift your nonprofit to the next level. All of this for free! You won’t want to miss it.
Now, I’d love to hear from you!
Is your nonprofit ready for strategic planning, or are you focusing on ways to act and think strategically, so you can tackle strategic planning from a stronger position in the future? Leave a comment below.
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