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….

From ideal to real: Strategic vs. Tactical planning

It’s in our nature to look toward the future in inspirational terms, the same is true for non-profit boards of directors. Organizational leadership has a mandate to look toward the future, ensuring the sustainable longevity of doing good.  In planning terms, the inspirational viewpoint aligns with a strategic plan. It contains your dream (vision), the…

Tactical plans help you get through the panic

We all have moments of panic, when the issues at hand seem far too overwhelming to even take a first step toward fixing the problem. We also understand the need to put out fires, or address the most immediate needs as they come. How does that make you feel? For me, it seems as if…