Strategic Planning

Improve Your Nonprofit’s Programming Focus Through Matrix Mapping
May 4, 2023 at 10:44 am

Focus can be lost easily. It is very tempting — and common — to pursue a variety of programs that promise short-term financial return and satisfy the wants and desires of the staff and board. So, is there a tool that can help you create a more streamlined and focused approach for your nonprofit? Yes — the matrix map.

5 Steps to Avoid of Mission Creep
May 3, 2023 at 11:07 am

Mission creep is a common challenge for many nonprofit organizations. It happens when an organization gradually shifts focus away from its original mission in order to take on new initiatives not closely aligned with its core goals. Here are my top five tips for avoiding mission creep in a nonprofit.

4 Steps to Convert Crisis Donors to Loyal Mission Donors
April 19, 2023 at 10:13 am

Nonprofits react to crises. Though giving tends to rise around these events, nonprofits often are unable to retain these often one-time donors. If your organization doesn’t have a plan to steward these reactionary donations to make them become more commonplace, it should.

Marie Kondo Defines Nonprofit Work Worth Doing
April 5, 2023 at 1:07 pm

Evaluate the work you do each day with this clarifying question: What strategic plan objective does this task or project support? By doing so, you will go on a journey of discovery that could change your career.

8 Major Nonprofit Trends for 2023
March 29, 2023 at 12:45 pm

NonProfit PRO has continued its annual tradition of asking prominent thought leaders in the sector to make nonprofit trend predictions. We sought out experts from nonprofit organizations, agencies and technology providers to learn what’s on their minds and what might be 2023’s top nonprofit trends.

Keystone Alliance and Mission + Strategy Consulting Join Forces
March 17, 2023 at 10:58 am

Mission + Strategy Consulting is joining the Keystone Alliance family of organizations. Founded in 2009, Keystone provides shared nonprofit finance, IT, and HR services. Combined, M+S and Keystone offer nonprofits the full spectrum of strategic and administrative services.