At Evans Consulting, we believe that the visioning process is one of the most important responsibilities of a nonprofit organization’s executive and volunteer leadership. All too often, strategic planning results in a hefty document inefficiently prepared over many months that ends up unused. A properly created fundraising strategy should live up to its name: a plan for action that positions the organization strategically, frames good and objective decision making, and holds leadership accountable for meeting concrete milestones within a defined timeframe.
What do we hope to accomplish, influence, affect? How do we get there? Nonprofits must raise these questions every few years and the answers should comprise the bulk of a strategic planning document.
Creating or updating a detailed strategic plan can be a painstaking but rewarding process. Oftentimes, it can be helpful to have an experienced outsider guide the process.
At Evans Consulting, we believe that strategic planning is one of the most important responsibilities of a nonprofit organization’s executive and volunteer leadership.
Our strategic planning process involves a combination of research, team meetings, and recommendations over a four-month time period. The final product is a comprehensive report, that is focused, concise, and realistic. Such a report generally includes the following elements:
- Organizational Mission, Vision, and Core Values
- SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats)
- Environmental Scan, Market Assessment, and Positioning Statement
- Clear Goals with Key Objectives, Implementation Strategies, and Task Assignments
- Schedule, Timeframe, and Key Dates for Review
- Overall Success Definitions and Performance Measures
We can help you effectively execute a visioning process and strategic planning. Please contact us today and a member of our team will be happy to discuss the needs of your organization.