Strategic & Business Planning
Effective strategic planning strengthens your organization’s practical, on-the-ground ability to focus on the right things and increases your capacity to respond to challenges that could compromise your mission. With our strategic planning process for nonprofits, we help you identify the “big questions” you face, then craft organizational, programmatic, and operational strategies to make sure all parts of your organization are in sync. Not only did we write the book that revolutionized nonprofit strategic planning, we continue to evolve our methods to support the emerging challenges facing the social sector today.
Strategic planning is the process of strategic decision-making for your organization, while nonprofit business planning brings those decisions to life. We help you create a distinct strategy, then evaluate the economic and operational requirements to achieve success. By combining your subject matter expertise with our deep experience in the social sector, we help you refine your thinking, challenge assumptions, and plan for future success. DARE2 Succeed is our powerful, phased approach to business planning that customizes proven tactics to your organization and its aspirations.
DESIGN and launch your process
ASSESS your current business model
RESEARCH and review market factors
EVALUATE options & assumptions
ELABORATE on the chosen model
Get a head start on your next strategic plan.
Gain expert insight from our years of helping nonprofits develop fast, flexible responses to changing times. We introduced this breakthrough guide in 2008 and recently released an expanded and updated 2nd edition that has become the definitive resource on strategic planning for nonprofit organizations.
GRAND ST. SETTLEMENT
Facing critical questions about their century-old identity in the New York City of today, we helped Grand St. Settlement plan from a position of strength, prioritize their most pressing needs, and bring a fresh strategy to life.Read full case study >>