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. 

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

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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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Are You Doing the Right Things?

Having trouble reaching your audience?  This article and template will show you how simple developing an effective marketing campaign can be.

The Nonprofit Business Plan - The Leader's Guide to Creating A Successful Business Model

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La Piana, David, Gowdy, Heather, Olmstead-Rose and Cope4n, Brent

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July 3, 2012

A fresh, compelling approach to establishing a sustainable, results-driven nonprofit business plan.

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The Nonprofit Mergers Workbook - Updated Edition - Part I

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David LaPiana with Robert Harrigton

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July 2000

Here's everything you've wanted (and should) know about nonprofit mergers. This practical guide walks you through the entire merger process from assessing your reasons and readiness, to finding a partner, negotiating the deal, and completing the merger.

The Leaders Guide to Considering, Negotiating and Executing a Merger

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The Nonprofit Mergers Workbook - Updated Edition - Part I

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David LaPiana with Robert Harrigton

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July 2000

 

Here's everything you've wanted (and should) know about nonprofit mergers. This practical guide walks you through the entire merger process from assessing your reasons and readiness, to finding a partner, negotiating the deal, and completing the merger.
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Plan A: How Successful Nonprofits Develop Their Future Leaders

If you work for one of the many nonprofits unsure of how to find and train their next generation of leaders, Bridgestar has a plan to help you.  This comprehensive road map will guide you through leadership development and succession planning in a way that will help ensure the longevity of your organization.  Be sure to click the link at the bottom of the summary for a PDF of the full report.

How Sustainable is Your Organization?

When staff leave, so goes knowledge and experience. Before assuming your organization is internally sustainable, read this article and take a second look at how you plan for turnover.

Strategic Planning Workbook for Nonprofit Organizations

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Bryan W. Barry

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Practical step-by-step guidance with worksheets that help you develop your own plan. The workbook teaches you how to solve a web of problems that are hard to address one-by one, build teamwork, improve communication, and boost managerial skills, influence rather than be influenced -- especially in this time of new federal cutbacks, survive -- even thrive -- with fewer resources, stimulate forward thinking and refocus your mission. (Part of BoardSource's series: Step-by-Step: Strategic Planning, part of Fieldstone Alliance's Strategic Planning Set)

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Finding Your Funding Model

While nonprofits spend enormous amounts of time fundrais

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