Solutions in Strategic Planning
The pursuit of an organization's mission depends on having a viable structure and a detailed action plan with good strategies. However, in order to develop this action plan, it’s important for the team to take a step back and reflect on the organization's purpose.
It’s in the interest of every charity and nonprofit to periodically review its mission, vision, values, programs, services and objectives in order to meet the needs of its target audience. This evaluation exercise, which is part of the strategic planning process, can also be used to identify challenges faced by the organization and to define the changes necessary for its future success.
Strategic planning has many benefits, including:
- Creating a common vision and direction for all team members in the organization;
- Assessing the relevance of the organization's mission;
- Identifying the target audience to create lasting and meaningful relationships;
- Strengthening stakeholders’ commitment to the achievement of the organization's goals;
- Defining a specific and achievable action plan.
Espace idées offers three types of strategic planning, each adapted to your needs and objectives.
Half-day or full-day strategic planning session:
The objective of this approach is to explore very specific issues (for example: the evaluation of a fundraising activity, a team brainstorm for the development of communication tools or the integration of new technologies, the promotion of a philanthropic culture, etc.).
Two to three half-day strategic planning sessions:
The objective of this process is to explore more complex and broader issues often related to the organization's mission, vision and values (e.g., realignment of mission, definition of values, evaluation of programs and services, identification of goals to be achieved, perception of the organization, etc.)
Three to five half-day strategic planning sessions with follow-up coaching for 12 months:
The objective of this approach is to explore more complex and broader issues that are often related to the organization's mission, vision and values, but that require more elaborate planning and long-term support in order to put the identified priorities, objectives and strategies into practice.