Tactical Planning for Nonprofits

What is a tactical plan? Tactical plans break-down an organization’s goals and needs for a short period of time, usually 12 to 18 months. They can work as a support to an overall strategic plan (three to five year goals) or they can work as a catalyst to get an organization’s board on-track to tackle…

Upcoming: Board Basics Webinar

Over the last three weeks, we have been working our way through the first section of urbanASKEW’s Board Basics Training course. In that time, we have focused on board duties, job descriptions and important board documents. Join us on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 1 p.m. EST as we go through this first section of…

Plans change and opportunities arise

How does the ancient proverb go? “May you live in interesting times.” Not exactly a blessing, but not quite a curse either. Over the last few weeks, COVID-19 has created a very interesting world indeed. And while many of us are dealing with juggling child care, checkbooks and crisis communications, I’d like to ask you…

Project Worksheet for Tactical Planning

Task setting for tactical planning is a basic function of achieving your goals. Below is a link to our Project Worksheet which, combined with others, creates a majority of your organization’s tactical plans. All of these project sheets should align with the journey your organization wants to take, laying out the route upon which it…

Tactical Plans: Task setting

Tactical Plans, as we’ve read, are all about the NOW. What do you need to do in the next twelve to eighteen months to move forward, achieve goals, feel solid footing beneath you. Tactical plans focus on actions. But how do you root out the most important actions? This is where a task-setting matrix helps….