strategic planning for nonprofits

Strategic Planning Step 5: Implement, Track, and Pivot

I am so happy that you’re here for the fifth and final video in my training series, 5 Simple Steps to Strategic Planning Success!

Strategic Planning Step 4: Choose Priorities and Set Goals

In today’s training video, we tackle step 4 of the 5 strategic planning steps.

Strategic Planning Step 3: Assess Your Current State

You know what a SWOT analysis is, right?  Of course you do!  You probably can’t count on your hands the number of times you’ve participated in a SWOT analysis.  Last week I met with a nonprofit leadership team, and one of their long-standing staff members recalled 30 years of SWOT analyses!

Strategic Planning Step 2: Create Your Desired State

When was the last time you dreamt about the future of your organization?  I’m not talking about careful planning or smart strategizing for the future (we’ll get to that in steps 4 and 5 of the strategic planning process). I’m talking about real dreaming – expansive, unbound, imaginative thought – about what’s possible for your nonprofit organization.

The First Step To Strategic Planning Success: Prepare

I am so excited to announce my new free series, 5 Simple Steps to Strategic Planning Success.  In this 5-part training series, you’ll get short, easy-to-follow videos and actionable worksheets that will demystify the strategic planning process and help you develop a strategic plan for your nonprofit … one step at a time.

Is Your Nonprofit Ready For Strategic Planning?

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?