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StrategyStrategic planning is a management tool used to help an organization do a better job. Strategic planning can help an organization to focus its vision and to ensure that members of the organization are working toward the same goals. The process is often viewed as a necessary evil. The resources compiled here can help your organization embrace and find renewed meaning in the strategic planning task.

Curating Change: The Merger of Two Historic Women's Organizations

Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
Nonprofit Quarterly examines the causes, successes, and failures of the merger of the International Museum of Women and the Global Fund for Women.
Posted on: March 31, 2015
Topics: Best Practice | Collaboration | Strategy

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

Eight Strategic Mistakes with Memberships

Source: Blue Avocado
If you have memebrs ,take a minute to make sure you're not making common but avoidable mistakes. Read the article from Blue Avocado.
Posted on: May 2, 2013
Topics: Strategy

Wicked Problems: Problems Worth Solving

Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review
A definition and guide to tackling "wicked problems". Read the article from Stanford Social Innovation Review.
Posted on: May 2, 2013
Topics: Strategy

The Management Assistance Program for Nonprofits

The Management Assistance Program for Nonprofits offers links to strategic planning resources at the Free Management Library(SM). Links include information about strategic planning and even a model template for a strategic planning document. Read More...
Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Strategy

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 Decade of Outcome-Oriented Philanthropy

Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review
A look back on the beginnings of "strategic philanthropy" and what the future may hold.
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Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Data & Research | Evaluation | Outcomes | Philanthropy | Strategy

Writing a strategic plan and wondering what to include? Check out a step-by-step Table of Contents and variety of samples on NonprofitNext.  

 


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