This blog post provides suggestions about what planning is and offers 12 good reasons to launch a strategic planning process. The discussion is framed to convey the many benefits of strategic planning.
This resource is a sample strategic plan that outlines the elements of a successful strategic plan, including strategic action plan focus by year.
This module provides an overview of key concepts related to strategic planning and describes what strategic planning is, why it is important to systems building, and key principles associated with it. The Strategic Planning Module aims to help Child Care and Development Fund Administrators and their partners to prepare for, lead, and sustain strategic planning efforts for systems building. It is organized into three sections: key concepts, considerations, and tools.
This excerpt from Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations: A Practical Guide and Workbook includes an overview of what strategic planning is and is not, reasons for planning, how to be effective in strategic planning, and various types of strategic planning.
This course provides a concise overview of how to create a strategic plan. The entire strategic planning process is outlined within this course. It also includes an examination to test knowledge of strategic planning.
This article describes strategic planning as a process. It provides information regarding the benefits of strategic planning, skills required, and people who should be involved. The article concludes with a graphic depicting the strategic planning process.
In this short blog post, the author offers insights on how not to do strategic planning and suggests the proper approach. The author also provides detail on issues-based planning.
This blog post outlines a five-step process for strategic planning in small nonprofit organizations.
This blog post explores the history and meaning of the terms “strategic thinking” and “strategic planning”. It describes different theories as to what constitutes strategic thinking and planning. The author argues that successful strategy-making is most often an “emergent” process in which the strategist maintains an open mind as to the future direction of the organization, and seizes the moment when opportunity matches organizational capability.
This blog post suggests that organizations should integrate their strategic goals into the design of their Web site. During the implementation phase of strategic planning, a Web site can be used to communicate strategic goals, mission, vision, and accomplishments. The article provides examples of how strategic planning and Web site design can work together to support the accomplishment of goals.