Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is an essential element of effective management of nonprofit organisations.
Strategic plans should establish a clear, coherent and realistic view of what the organisation wants to achieve and a 3 – 5 year overview of how it will set about achieving its objectives.

The process of preparing a strategic plan needs to involve board members, managers and staff, and often other stakeholders as well, to ensure that everyone ‘owns’ the plan and uses it
to inform decisions and monitor progress.

Strategic plans should set out:

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Compass Presentations on Strategic Planning

Advanced Strategic Planning Techniques
Advanced Strategic Planning Techniques.

Presentation to ACEVO



Strategy formulation in the Third Sector
Strategy Formulation in the Third Sector.

Lecture to London Business School


Reports on Strategic Planning

Essential Guide to Strategic Planning
Essential Guide to Strategic Planning.



An ‘aid memoire’ of key points Chief Executives need to consider before embarking on creating or reviewing a strategic plan in bullet point form for quick and easy access.


Books on Strategic Planning

Business And Strategic Planning
The Complete Guide to Business and Strategic Planning,
Alan Lawrie, Directory of Social Change, 2007

ISBN 1903991706

This book gives advice on:

Packed with advice and examples and includes 24 exercise worksheets.

Articles on Strategic Planning

Ten Keys to Successful Strategic Planning
Ten Keys to Successful Strategic Planning

TCC Group

Practical advice from a leading nonprofit consultancy firm in the USA

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Chapters on Strategic Planning

Strategic Marketing For Nonprofit Organizations
Strategic Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations (6th Edition)

Section II — Strategic Planning and Organization

In its sixth edition, this best selling US text book takes a marketers approach and has chapters on:

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Managing Without Profit
Managing Without Profit

Mike Hudson, Directory of Social Change, 2009

Chapter 5   Strengthening Strategic Management

This chapter demonstrates how organisations:

Chapter 6 &nbsp Establishing objectives and performance measures.

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Last updated: August 2014