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….

Planning: Journey vs. Route

Organizations always need a mix of inspiration and practicality as they work. We’ve touched on this before, discussing working from the ideal to real in your planning process. Today, we look at one key component of your planning process: Planning. The journey Strategic plans are the embodiment of your organization’s dreams, a vision of where…

Practical planning: The route of tactical planning

Tactical planning is rooted in the realities of the everyday life of your organization. Your abilities and your limitations. They breakdown your strategic goals into the daily grind of action steps. It doesn’t sound sexy or inspiring does it? The truth is, tactical plans provide an immense amount of freedom, comfort and empowerment. As we’ve…

Inspirational Thinking

Inspirational thinking is at the heart of a strategic plan. Organizations look into the future and envision how they will operate through programming, fundraising, governance and more. Close your eyes. What’s your dream for the organization? What will it be doing? This dream is your vision of the organization. Think about the direction this vision…

The powers of inspiration and practicality

Inspirational vs. Practical All organizations need a balance between inspiration and practicality. We need a long-term goal to work towards with the immediate action steps laid out in a neat path for us to follow. In non-profits, the inspiration comes from a clear strategic plan where the practical is laid out in a tactical plan….