Because nonprofit leaders have a lot to manage, strategic planning often drops down on the priority list for nonprofits, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Here are four practical tips that will make your planning less stressful while also strengthening your leadership.
Understanding themes and trends offers numerous benefits to you as a leader since they can help inform decisions and strategies.
Your nonprofit likely has many goals it wants to accomplish, ranging in priority and timeline. Some of these goals may be broad and worldly, while others are not. However, for you to lay a path to accomplish your goals, your nonprofit should follow a similar structure for writing each of your goals.
Your nonprofit has its own identity, and it’s likely that you want to tell your whole story to your stakeholders. However, when nonprofits wrap everything that the organization is about into its mission and vision statements, a lot of the power and decision-making value is lost in these lofty and winding statements.
If you find strategic planning boring, you’re not alone. Here are top reasons why you’re struggling to get your plan off the ground.
If you’re like most nonprofit leaders, figuring out how to keep your organization financially stable is perhaps your biggest pain point, but having and effectively executing a strategic plan can help you raise significantly more money and ease that pain.