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…

March is all about Board Basics

A nonprofit board of directors is an amazing mix of individuals, personalities, experiences and skills that come together with one focus – to make the nonprofit as effective and impactful as possible. All boards, no matter the mission, need to address and tackle some board basics. Board basics training should be repeated (in some form)…

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….

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…