Strategic Planning Workbook for Nonprofit Organizations

GENERAL

Research Abstract
Strategic Planning Workbook for Nonprofit Organizations

Many of the problems nonprofit organizations have with strategic planning - confusion about how to do it, planning methods that do not fit, lack of time and money to do it - can be resolved with a dose of common sense. This workbook is a step-by-step guide for developing a strategic plan for a nonprofit organization, unit of government, service group, or association. We have found that the book is useful as:

  • General orientation to strategic planning.
  • A guide for nonprofits developing a strategic plan.
  • A tool for consultants, trainers, or corporate volunteers who assist nonprofit groups.

The workbook is divided into three sections. Section 1 is an overview of strategic planning that tells you: What it is. Why you should do it - and what its limitations are. How you can develop a strategic plan. Section 2 of the book is a step-by-step guide for developing, implementing and updating a strategic plan. Section 2 includes an example of a strategic plan and blank worksheets. (p. 9)

CONTENTS
1. Introduction to strategic planning:

What is strategic planning?
Why develop a strategic plan - and the limitations of planning.
How to develop a strategic plan.

2. Developing your strategic plan - A step by step approach including worksheets and
    planning tips:

Introduction.
Step 1. Get organized.
Step 2. Take stock.
Step 3. Develop a strategy.
Step 4. Draft and refine the plan.
Step 5. Implement the plan.
Section summary.
Bibliography.

3. Appendices:

A. Summary of a situation analysis.
B. Example of a strategic plan.
C. Strategic planning worksheets.

Many of the problems nonprofit organizations have with strategic planning - confusion about how to do it, planning methods that do not fit, lack of time and money to do it - can be resolved with a dose of common sense. This workbook is a step-by-step guide for developing a strategic plan for a nonprofit organization, unit of government, service group, or association.
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Book
Barry, Bryan W.
0-940069-008
72 p.
Tuesday, December 31, 1985
PUBLISHER DETAILS

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
919 Lafond Ave.
Saint Paul
MN, 55104-2198
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