Strategic Planning

Demystify Data: How Data Can Inform Your Strategy

Doug Green // Monday, August 19, 2019

Demystify Data: How Data Can Inform Your Strategy

When it comes to strategy development, keeping up with the key trends in your environment is of paramount importance. It’s as much about learning fast as it is about planning well. Good data helps. This blog dives into the four primary uses of data to inform strategy.

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Categories: Strategic Planning
Tags: decision making, management, planning, strategy

Which Comes First: New Executive or New Strategy?

Lester Olmstead-Rose // Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Which Comes First: New Executive or New Strategy?

A chicken-or-egg problem: During an executive transition, should organizations first engage in strategy formation, or should they wait until the new executive is in place?

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Categories: Nonprofits, Leadership, Strategic Planning
Tags: decision making, executive transition, implementation, organizational culture, organizational structure, strategy

What Do You Read to Lead?

Lara Jakubowski // Tuesday, April 30, 2019

What Do You Read to Lead?

We tend to think of evaluation as something imposed upon nonprofits by others, but Elena Harman, author of The Great Nonprofit Evaluation Reboot suggests that nonprofits flip the narrative and make evaluation work for them.


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Categories: Nonprofits, Foundations, Strategic Planning
Tags: evaluation, organizational learning, planning, strategy

Power Board Diversity by Linking it with Strategy

Luis Vergara // Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Power Board Diversity by Linking it with Strategy

Three common roadblocks that crop up when nonprofit boards engage in diversity work, and some solutions and considerations to help you connect DEI efforts with your broader organizational strategy. 


 


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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management, Governance, Strategic Planning
Tags: board development, diversity, organizational culture, strategy

Strategic Planning for Small Nonprofits

Onuka Ibe // Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Strategic Planning for Small Nonprofits

The traditional model of strategic planning can seem daunting to a small organization. It is no surprise that a small nonprofit might see such a process as too onerous and expensive to be worth it. But there are other ways.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Strategic Planning
Tags: strategy

Three Takeaways for Strategic Planning while in Financial Crisis

Lara Jakubowski // Monday, August 20, 2018

Three Takeaways for Strategic Planning while in Financial Crisis

For organizations facing a financial crisis, strategic planning can seem like an impossible luxury. However, nonprofits that routinely find themselves maxing out a line of credit or scrambling to make payroll need to ask themselves some hard questions – and the process of answering those questions is what strategy is all about.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Strategic Planning
Tags: business models, financial model, market awareness, planning, scale, strategy, sustainability

Is It Time for a Strategy Check-up?

La Piana Consulting // Monday, April 2, 2018

Is It Time for a Strategy Check-up?

Five questions to help you get your organizational strategy in shape for spring.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Strategic Planning
Tags: implementation, social sector, strategy

Tips to Put Your Strategy Into Action

La Piana Consulting // Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tips to Put Your Strategy Into Action

When we asked readers what would make their current strategic plans more useful, roughly one-third expressed the need to do better at keeping the strategy alive on an ongoing basis. In this post, two organizations share how they are keeping their strategies front-and-center in their daily work.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Our Clients, Strategic Planning
Tags: accountability, decision making, implementation, management, planning, strategy

"I Hate Strategic Planning"

La Piana Consulting // Monday, October 16, 2017

"I Hate Strategic Planning"

If you have heard this sentiment before, or if you share it yourself, perhaps it's just time to try a different approach.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Change Management, Governance, Strategic Planning
Tags: strategy

Seven Success Factors for Adopting an Advocacy Strategy

Doug Green // Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Seven Success Factors for Adopting an Advocacy Strategy

How can nonprofits successfully navigate the transition from a traditional direct-service role to advocate for systems-level change? This post describes key conditions for effective advocacy.

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Categories: Nonprofits, Governance, Leadership, Strategic Planning
Tags: advocacy, civic engagement, policy, social justice, social sector, strategy
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