Strategy Is About Action

Without action, a strategy is useless. A strategic plan is wasted effort if the plan is not executed.

A vision for the community is the starting point for the process. Without a vision, it is impossible to determine the role of the nonprofit in the future of the community. Strategy is the guiding principles for […]

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Who Can Help?

There is more help available than most of us realize. Who could be helping your nonprofit? […]

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Your Dream Team

The ideal executive team for every nonprofit is a chief executive officer (CEO), chief financial officer (CFO), and chief development officer (CDO). […]

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Goals Versus Mission Effectiveness

Is there a meaningful difference between goals and mission effectiveness when assessing a nonprofit’s success? […]

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Predicting Competition

Nonprofits are in a very competitive space and have a wide variety of competitors. Alternatively, each nonprofit is unique enough to avoid competitive situations. Which is your point of view? […]

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Transformation – Why Does It Matter?

There are two times to transform a nonprofit. The first is when a budget deficit occurs. The second is when the senior leader changes. […]

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Core Competence

In a highly competitive environment that is changing rapidly, focusing on core competencies usually results in a slow decline rather than long-term success. […]

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The Long-Term Plan

Many nonprofits feel that long-term or strategic planning is a waste of time. The value of the planning is determined by the reason for doing the planning. […]

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Feedback Loop

Is your nonprofit receiving the feedback it needs to maximize the value of your mission? […]

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Managing Risk Versus Managing Reward

Balancing risk and reward is critical to good stewardship and long-term organizational sustainability. […]

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