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Strategic planning for nonprofit organizations : a practical guide and workbook

Author: Jude Kaye; Michael Allison
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2013.
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BYour total guide to putting a powerful management tool to work in your organization/b Why strategic planning' Because a well wrought strategic plan helps you set priorities and acquire and allocate the resources needed to achieve your goals. It provides a framework for analyzing and quickly adapting to future challenges. And it helps all board and staff members focus more clearly on your organization's priorities,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Allison, Michael.
Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations : A Practical Guide and Workbook.
Somerset : Wiley, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jude Kaye; Michael Allison
ISBN: 9781118039861 1118039866
OCLC Number: 865009900
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed November 21, 2013).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Dedication""; ""About the Authors""; ""What You Will Find in This Book""; ""INTENDED AUDIENCES""; ""STRUCTURE OF THE WORKBOOK""; ""ADDITIONAL RESOURCES""; ""HOW TO USE THIS WORKBOOK""; ""Introduction""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""CHAPTER 1 --
Introduction to Strategic Planning""; ""WHAT IS STRATEGIC PLANNING?""; ""WHY PLAN?""; ""WHAT STRATEGIC PLANNING IS NOT""; ""KEYS TO EFFECTIVE STRATEGIC PLANNING""; ""SUMMARY OF KEY CONCEPTS""; ""DIFFERENT TYPES OF PLANNING""; ""THE STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS"" ""THE LANGUAGE OF STRATEGIC PLANNING IN THE NON PROFIT SECTOR""""HOW MUCH TIME AND MONEY DOES IT TAKE TO DO STRATEGIC PLANNING?""; ""ENDNOTES""; ""CHAPTER 2 --
Phase 1: Get Ready""; ""HOW DO WE GET STARTED?""; ""STEP 1.1: IDENTIFY THE REASONS FOR PLANNING""; ""STEP 1.2: SET UP YOUR PLANNING PROCESS FOR SUCCESS""; ""STEP 1.3: DEVELOP A PLAN FOR GATHERING INFORMATION FROM INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS""; ""STEP 1.4: DESIGN YOUR STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS TO MEET YOUR ORGANIZATIONAL NEEDS""; ""STEP 1.5: WRITE A PLANNING WORKPLAN""; ""ENDNOTES"" ""CHAPTER 3 --
Phase 2: Articulate Mission, Vision, and Values""""WHY DO WE NEED A MISSION STATEMENT?""; ""STEP 2.1: WRITE (OR REAFFIRM OR REWRITE) YOUR MISSION STATEMENT""; ""STEP 2.2: WRITE YOUR VISION STATEMENT""; ""STEP 2.3: ARTICULATE THE FUNDAMENTAL VALUES THAT GUIDE YOUR WORK""; ""ENDNOTES""; ""CHAPTER 4 --
Phase 3: Assess Your Situation""; ""REVIEW HISTORY AND CURRENT SCOPE AND SCALE OF OPERATIONS""; ""STEP 3.1: PREPARE A HISTORY AND DESCRIPTIVE PROFILE OF OPERATIONS""; ""STEP 3.2: ARTICULATE PREVIOUS AND CURRENT STRATEGIES""; ""OVERVIEW OF INFORMATION GATHERING"" ""STEP 3.3: GATHER INFORMATION FROM INTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS""""STEP 3.4: GATHER INFORMATION FROM EXTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS""; ""STEP 3.5: GATHER INFORMATION FROM DOCUMENTS AND OTHER SOURCES""; ""STEP 3.6: SUMMARIZE INFORMATION INTO A SITUATION ASSESSMENT""; ""ENDNOTES""; ""CHAPTER 5 --
Phase 4: Agree on Priorities""; ""OVERVIEW OF PHASE 4""; ""STEP 4.1: ANALYZE DATA, REVIEW PROGRESS TO DATE, AND UPDATE WORKPLAN""; ""STEP 4.2: USE BUSINESS PLANNING: TOOLS FOR ASSESSING YOUR PROGRAM PORTFOLIO""; ""STEP 4.3: AGREE ON EACH PROGRAMâ€"! FUTURE GROWTH STRATEGY AND DEVELOP YOUR ... "" ""STEP 4.4: CONFIRM YOUR FUTURE CORE STRATEGIES""""STEP 4.5: AGREE ON ADMINISTRATIVE, FINANCIAL, AND GOVERNANCE PRIORITIES""; ""ENDNOTES""; ""CHAPTER 6 --
Phase 5: Write the Strategic Plan""; ""STEP 5.1: CREATE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES""; ""STEP 5.2: UNDERSTAND THE FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF YOUR DECISIONS""; ""STEP 5.3: WRITE THE STRATEGIC PLANNING DOCUMENT""; ""STEP 5.4: ADOPT THE STRATEGIC PLAN AND NEXT STEPS""; ""COMMON OBSTACLES ENCOUNTERED IN PHASE 5""; ""ENDNOTES""; ""CHAPTER 7 --
Phase 6: Implement the Strategic Plan""; ""STEP 6.1: PLAN TO MANAGE CHANGE""
Responsibility: Jude Kaye and Michael Allison.

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BYour total guide to putting a powerful management tool to work in your organization/b Why strategic planning' Because a well wrought strategic plan helps you set priorities and acquire and allocate the resources needed to achieve your goals. It provides a framework for analyzing and quickly adapting to future challenges. And it helps all board and staff members focus more clearly on your organization's priorities, while building commitment and promoting cooperation and innovation/ But to be effective, your plan will need to address the special needs of the nonprofit sector. And for more than a decade, Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations has been the number-one source of guidance on all facets of strategic planning for managers at nonprofits of every size and budget./ This thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded edition arms you with the expert knowledge and tools you need to develop and implement surefire strategic plans, including tested-in-the-trenches worksheets, checklists, and tables--in print and on the companion website--along with a book-length case study that lets you observe strategic planning in action. Packed with real-world insights and practical pointers, it shows you how to:/ ulliDevelop a clear mission, vision, and set of values/liliConduct SWOT analyses and program evaluations/liliAssess client needs and determine stakeholder concerns/liliSet priorities and develop core strategies, goals, and objectives/liliBalance the dual bottom lines of mission and money/liliWrite and implement a solid strategic plan/liliDevelop a user-friendly annual work plan/liliEstablish planning cycles, gauge progress, and update strategies/li/ul.

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