Strategic Planning

1 Year Later: Assessing Your Strategic Plan

Has your organization created a strategic plan but found it difficult to continue the motivation to reach for your vision and strategic goals? Maybe you’re not sure how to go about measuring progress towards such goals? This article provides some great tips on revisiting that strategic plan after a year. 

GuideStar to Collect Nonprofit Governance Information in League with BoardSource

GuideStar and BoardSource have joined forces to investigate what indicators of organizational strength and stability can be used to help the public assess the nonprofit's work at a glance through GuideStar Exchange. Find out about the details of their planned evaluation and what effects it will have on the industry in the future.

9 Branding Rules to Live By

Some companies never enhance their brand. Here are nine ways to make sure you're not one of them.

Marrying Mission with Strategic Planning & Evaluation

Best practices and tips for making organizational strategic planning and evaluation as inclusive and effective as possible.

Five Essentials of Strategic Planning

A culture of strategic planning can provide a framework for aligning priorities, making decisions, allocating resources, and measuring impact.

3 Ways to Avoid the Analytic Rut

The potential to leverage big data, or little data, is unlimited. Each nonprofit has its own unique challenges that can be overcome by analyzing data to improve decision-making.

Autumn: A Time for Harvest and Reflection

Autumn is a great time to reflect on the year, looking towards planning for the winter and upcoming year.

utumn as a time to reap the harvest and reflect on the year, looking towards planning for the winter and upcoming year - See more at:

Driving Strategic Planning: A Nonprofit Executive's Guide, 2nd Edition


Kocsis, Deborah; Waechter, Susan


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Will set you on the right path towards initiating a sustainable and dynamic long-term strategic planning process that will grow with your organization. The book will help you assess the readiness of your organization to undertake strategic planning. Help you engage all appropriate stakeholders in the planning process. Teach you to handle common resistance from board and staff. Also teach you to monitor each stage in the planning process to ensure continuity. (Part of BoardSource's Series: Step-by-Step: Strategic Planning)

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Why Networking Doesn't Work

Working a room and shaking dozens of hands? Forget it. Re-think your networking to make more lasting connections.

Why Don't the Best Nonprofits Grow?

Research points to one critical issue that holds back those who want to contribute to the greater good.