Nonprofit leaders can employ the strategic planning process to keep the organization focused on its mission and goals. Strategic plans can be helpful in anticipating and responding to changes, building consensus within the organization, and keeping the operations of the nonprofit aligned with its mission. For example, leaders can target spending only on those programs and projects that are identified as vital, and they can link fundraising and applications for grants to the nonprofit's strategic vision.
There are three levels of strategic decisions for nonprofit organizations. By addressing questions at each level, a nonprofit can decide how it will achieve its mission, what programs it will offer, and what administrative and support needs will be required for success. Take a look at our latest infographic to learn more.