Why, you might ask, should we spend time and resources on strategic planning?

Many organizations avoid strategic planning for these reasons:

But, despite this, strategic planning is very important and can be very useful to directors and boards IF (the vital if) you use the process and result to make strategic decisions. So you must do it!

A structured process for strategic planning can articulate organizational success. It can give you a step-by-step plan for getting there.

Strategic Plan Benefits & Considerations:

A strategic planning process gives you an opportunity to re-examine, and revise if necessary, the vision, mission and values of your nonprofit.

Your strategic plan can be the foundation of your operations plan, using goals to develop specific and time-driven objectives.