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Strategic Planning

What is strategic planning?
Simply put, strategic planning determines where an organization is going over the next year or more, how it's going to get there and how it'll know if it got there or not. [link] [link]

What are the benefits of strategic planning?
Strategic planning serves a variety of purposes in organizations. [link]

Do we need a consultant to help us with our strategic plan?
You may want to consider using a facilitator from outside of your organization. [link]

Once we have a plan, how do we make sure it is implemented?
A frequent complaint about the strategic planning process is that it produces a document that ends up collecting dust on a shelf. [link]

Where can we learn more about strategic planning?
This topic is included in the free Micro-eMBA learning module. [link]

What are the basics in developing a business plan?
A business plan is a blueprint of your company, presented in standard business format that is logical and well documented. [link]

What does an effective business plan look like?
The following business plan sample was developed by a small business consultant who specializes in small business start-ups. [link]

What is risk management?
Risk management is a discipline for dealing with the possibility that some future event will cause harm. [link]

What are the most common risks facing nonprofits?
Viable threats endanger your organization's core assets and thereby limit your ability to provide critical services. [link]

What is the Board of Directors' direct role in managing risk?
The primary responsibility of a nonprofit board of directors is to guide the organization in accomplishing its mission. [link]

What constitutes a basic insurance package for a nonprofit organization?
For most nonprofits, purchasing insurance is an essential component of managing
and financing risk. [link]