Strategically Planning Your Way to Success<br />Key Speaker<br />Melanie Swift MNM<br />Nonprofit Consultant<br />BizCentr...
Welcome!<br />CharityNet USA: A “One-stop” resource center for nonprofit organizations nationwide!<br />Key Speaker: Melan...
Agenda<br />Why Strategic Planning?<br />Strategic Plan vs. Business Plans for Nonprofits<br />Contents of a Killer Strate...
Strategic Planning<br />A means of establishing major directions for a nonprofit organization<br />Concentrates resources ...
Why Strategic Planning?<br /><ul><li>To help an organization
Keep everyone on the same path
To assess and adjust the organization's direction</li></li></ul><li>“Being Strategic”<br />Being clear about objectives<br...
Strategic Plans vs. Business Plans<br />
Characteristics of Strategic Planning Process<br /><ul><li>Disciplined
It calls for a certain order and pattern to keep it focused and productive
Analytical
Raises questions that help planners examine experience, test assumptions, gather and incorporate information
Decisive
Incorporates fundamental decisions and actions</li></li></ul><li>Strategic Planning Model<br />A Strategic Plan should cov...
Strategic Planning Model<br /><ul><li>Mission Statement
The reason you started the nonprofit and describes what you do</li></li></ul><li>Strategic Planning Model<br /><ul><li>Vis...
It is what you hope to become.
This provides motivation to the Board, staff, volunteers, anddonors</li></li></ul><li>Strategic Planning Model<br /><ul><l...
While your mission may be noble and your vision grand, how you get there is important as it often reveals the quality of t...
In striving to meet the needs of the community or in solving problems, to what extent do you hope to accomplish your work?...
To get where you are going you have to know where you are starting. This assessment reveals the strengths and weaknesses o...
Current Conditions<br /><ul><li>Technology
Economically
Politically</li></li></ul><li>Strategic Planning Model<br /><ul><li>Strategies
The strategies you will use to achieve the goals identified leading toward the vision of what the organization should beco...
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In this 1 hour webinar hosted by CharityNet USA, we discuss the benefits of having a strategic plan for your organization and how it can lead the way to success! For more information on strategic plans, please visit: http://www.charitynetusa.com/nonprofit_strategic_planning.php

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Strategically Planning Your Nonprofit's Way to Success

  1. 1. Strategically Planning Your Way to Success<br />Key Speaker<br />Melanie Swift MNM<br />Nonprofit Consultant<br />BizCentral USA<br />AdministratorNicole Roach<br />Marketing CoordinatorBizCentral USA<br />HBIF Meeting 12-09<br />A Webinar By:<br />
  2. 2. Welcome!<br />CharityNet USA: A “One-stop” resource center for nonprofit organizations nationwide!<br />Key Speaker: Melanie Swift<br />Questions<br />Recorded Webinar Available At:<br />http://www.charitynetusa.com/webinararchive/index.php<br />
  3. 3. Agenda<br />Why Strategic Planning?<br />Strategic Plan vs. Business Plans for Nonprofits<br />Contents of a Killer Strategic Plan<br />Strategic Planning Approaches<br />
  4. 4. Strategic Planning<br />A means of establishing major directions for a nonprofit organization<br />Concentrates resources in a limited number of major directions<br />In short, strategic planning is a disciplined effort to produce fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide what an organization is, what it does, and why it does it, with a focus on the future.<br />
  5. 5. Why Strategic Planning?<br /><ul><li>To help an organization
  6. 6. Keep everyone on the same path
  7. 7. To assess and adjust the organization's direction</li></li></ul><li>“Being Strategic”<br />Being clear about objectives<br />Being aware of resources<br />Responding to dynamic and even hostile environments<br />
  8. 8. Strategic Plans vs. Business Plans<br />
  9. 9. Characteristics of Strategic Planning Process<br /><ul><li>Disciplined
  10. 10. It calls for a certain order and pattern to keep it focused and productive
  11. 11. Analytical
  12. 12. Raises questions that help planners examine experience, test assumptions, gather and incorporate information
  13. 13. Decisive
  14. 14. Incorporates fundamental decisions and actions</li></li></ul><li>Strategic Planning Model<br />A Strategic Plan should cover 3 to 5 years and should contain the following elements:<br />
  15. 15. Strategic Planning Model<br /><ul><li>Mission Statement
  16. 16. The reason you started the nonprofit and describes what you do</li></li></ul><li>Strategic Planning Model<br /><ul><li>Vision Statement
  17. 17. It is what you hope to become.
  18. 18. This provides motivation to the Board, staff, volunteers, anddonors</li></li></ul><li>Strategic Planning Model<br /><ul><li>Values
  19. 19. While your mission may be noble and your vision grand, how you get there is important as it often reveals the quality of the organization</li></li></ul><li>Strategic Planning Model<br /><ul><li>Goals
  20. 20. In striving to meet the needs of the community or in solving problems, to what extent do you hope to accomplish your work?</li></li></ul><li>Strategic Planning Model<br /><ul><li>Organizational Assessment
  21. 21. To get where you are going you have to know where you are starting. This assessment reveals the strengths and weaknesses of the organization so you can focus on areas to improve (a.k.a. SWOT Analysis).</li></li></ul><li>SWOT Analysis<br />
  22. 22. Current Conditions<br /><ul><li>Technology
  23. 23. Economically
  24. 24. Politically</li></li></ul><li>Strategic Planning Model<br /><ul><li>Strategies
  25. 25. The strategies you will use to achieve the goals identified leading toward the vision of what the organization should become.
  26. 26. These strategies are what you will use to achieve your goals while sticking to the values to which you aspire.</li></li></ul><li>Strategic Planning Approaches<br />
  27. 27. Strategic Planning Approaches<br /><ul><li>Issues-based
  28. 28. Examines issues facing organization
  29. 29. Develops strategies to address those issues
  30. 30. Goal-based
  31. 31. Focused on organization’s mission, vision, and values
  32. 32. Strategies to achieve the goals
  33. 33. Organic
  34. 34. Articulate organization’s vision and values
  35. 35. All actions adhere to identified values</li></li></ul><li>Review & Closing<br /><ul><li>The plan is ultimately no more and no less than a set of decisions about what to do, why to do it, and how to do it.
  36. 36. Strategic planning implies that some organization decisions and actions are more important than others - and much of the strategy lies in making the tough decisions about what is most important to achieving organizational success.</li></li></ul><li>Q & A<br /><ul><li>CharityNet Nonprofit Services
  37. 37. 501c3 Prep
  38. 38. Grant Writing
  39. 39. Strategic Planning
  40. 40. Website Development
  41. 41. Graphic Design
  42. 42. Marketing
  43. 43. Bookkeeping & Accounting
  44. 44. One-on-Consultation Time</li></li></ul><li>Special Promotion<br />
  45. 45. Upcoming Webinars<br /><ul><li>Basic Financial Management, Bookkeeping & Accounting for Nonprofits: GettingYour Financials in Order!
  46. 46. 6-24-2010 3pm EST</li></ul>http://www.charitynetusa.com/webinar/june.php<br />
  47. 47. 10x10 Program<br />
  48. 48. Q & A<br /><ul><li>Contact Us
  49. 49. Nicole Roach: Nicole@bizcentralusa.com
  50. 50. Melanie Swift: Melanie@bizcentralusa.com
  51. 51. Visit www.CharityNetUSA.com or Call 407-857-9002</li></ul>Find Us On:<br />Facebook Fan Page: <br />CharityNet USA<br />www.twitter.com/charitynetusa<br />

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