Strategic Planning

How (and Why) To Make Organizational Alignment Happen
October 27, 2021 at 12:19 pm

Lack of alignment can happen at any level because subordinate employees do not have the tools to see if their work aligns with the strategic plan. They may know their nonprofit needs to raise $14 million, but not the organizational goal of retaining more event participants and transitioning them to sustaining donors.

Great Fundraising Success or Falling Far Short? The Difference Is in the Planning
August 10, 2021 at 9:06 am

The great composer Leonard Bernstein has been quoted as saying, “To accomplish great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.” Bernstein would have been aghast — as we were — to read this proclamation on the website of a particular independent school about its strategic planning process...

Planning Your Post-COVID-19 Fundraising Strategy
July 20, 2021 at 9:00 am

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic with business closures and sheltering in place across the country, nonprofit organizations scrambled to deal with their new reality, which included the uncertainty of fundraising, budget cuts and laid-off employees. Most nonprofits began to settle into a cautious routine with most asking, “What should we do next?”...