These days, many organizations are asking themselves: Could we have been better prepared? While organizations use strategic planning to prepare for opportunities and challenges and to chart a course forward, nonprofits have spent 2020 adapting and evolving, and are taking a new look at future strategic planning needs.
This Nonprofit Learning Lab* resource entitled, Creating a Fundraising Plan: Step-by-Step Guidebook, offers an in depth review of the process to create a fundraising plan, fundraising strategies, details on how to draft a plan and sample templates. This guidebook also includes activities and worksheets to help staff, board members, and fundraising committee members with developing their fundraising plan.
Jeanne Tedrow, President & CEO, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits
Nonprofit Strategic Technology Planning Guide offers a step-by-step approach to designing a long-term technology plan for your nonprofit. It identifies specific meetings you would need to have with your technology steering committee and other stakeholders in each phase, deliverables to achieve at each step of the strategic planning process, and tools for needs such as calculating Total Cost of Ownership.
Increasingly, nonprofits are turning to more flexible strategic frameworks instead of formal strategic plans to guide their board and staff. BoardSource's infographic, Nonprofit Strategy and Planning by the Numbers, outlines this evolution and describes different strategy and planning options, key qualities of strategic frameworks, and tips on how boards can monitor their progress towards organizational goals.