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Planning

PlanningWe can't forget that a nonprofit is a business. Utilizing business planning tools and understanding your organization's business model are vital to sustainability. This page identifies resources to assist your organization in these planning activities.

9th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Report

Source: NTEN
NTEN's 9th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Report compiles data from more than 700 nonprofits on technology staffing, budget, ROI, and more.
Posted on: October 14, 2015
Topics: Data & Research | Operations | Planning | Technology

Nonprofit Quarterly’s Executive Transition Webinar Series

Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
Nonprofit Quarterly's 4-part webinar series on executive transitions is a great resource for all nonprofits that want to ensure they remain stable and sustainable during a leadership transition.
Posted on: June 29, 2015
Topics: Board | Board Roles & Responsibilities | Executive | Executive Transition | Human Resources | Leadership | Planning | Sustainability

Top Strategic Mistakes Nonprofits Make

Source: GuideStar
This two-part article from GuideStar highlights 13 mistakes nonprofits commonly make. Avoiding or correcting these can help nonprofits more effectively achieve their mission and raise more funds.
Posted on: November 6, 2014
Topics: Leadership | Mission | Planning | Strategy

How Much Profit Does a Nonprofit Need?

Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
Nonprofits need profit. Because every nonprofit is unique, the amount depends upon individual circumstances. This article will identify the key variables and explain how any organization can calculate the minimum profit it needs to prevent slow, steady erosion of the quality of its output. The calculation is so simple it can be done without pencil and paper, but it has far-reaching implications.
Posted on: December 18, 2013
Topics: Finance | Organizational Assessment | Planning

Capacity Building Readiness Checklist

Source: TCC Group
TCC Group developed a handy checklist to help nonprofits get the most form their capacity building efforts.
Posted on: July 26, 2013
Topics: Executive | Planning

The Plan for Business plans

A downloadable template as well as guidance on how to complete a business plan. Download the templte from Nonprofit Expert.
Posted on: May 2, 2013
Topics: Planning

SBA Business Planning

The US small business administration provides an overview of planning, writing and using a business plan. Read More...
Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Planning

The Free Management Library - Business Planning

The free management library offers information on a variety of nonprofit management issues including business planning. Read More...
Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Planning

Free Sample Business Plans

Getting started writing a business plan can be a daunting task. Having some samples to guide you can be helpful. Sample Plans More Sample Plans
Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Planning

What Is A Business Plan and Why Do I Need One For My Nonprofit?

This article identifies differences between for profit and not for profit business plans and outlines why a business plan is important. Read More...
Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Planning

Strategic Planning: Some Lessons Learned about What Does and Doesn't Work

This two page article by TCC Group covers what a strategic plan is and what it is not and discusses some of the questions and issues to think about when starting a strategic planning process. This is a great short article for board members who are embarking on strategic planning. Read More...
Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Planning | Strategy

The Strategic Planning Manual

The Strategic Planning Manual by Frank Martinelli offers an overview and process for strategic planning. Read More...
Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Strategy | Planning

A Table for Two: Founders and Successors in the Same Shop?

Nonprofit Quarterly  Is it possible to successfully access the knowledge and experience of a founder after an executive transition?  Read More...
Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Planning

10 Ways to Go Green In Your Office

Source: Philanthropy News Digest
Philanthropy News Digest shares ten ways nonprofits can improve to be more energy efficient and eco-friendly.
Posted on: February 27, 2013
Topics: Facility Planning | Planning

Freecycle: An Easy Way to Recycle Unwanted Items

How to support fellow nonprofits while reducing your environmental impact and getting rid of unwanted equipment and supplies.
Posted on: February 27, 2013
Topics: Facility Planning | Planning


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