Making It Your Own
Strategic planning creates a shared vision. It fosters a strategic mindset, so you are ahead of the curve. Strategic planning drives system building. It brings together partners and programs to support positive outcomes. As you build your strategic plan, remain flexible and remember that there isn’t a specific formula or template you must follow. Your plan should build on the strengths and culture of the organization and encourage creativity and open communication. A strategic plan should not be rigid. A strong feedback loop is key to making the plan a living document that meets the organization’s desire to move forward and bring about positive change. The organization should design their strategic plan to meet their specific needs, identifying the elements, scope, and format that works best. The goal is to develop a strategic plan that can be put into action, thus allowing the organization to achieve their desired future vision.