The Case for Integrated Planning
The term “strategic planning” gets attached to a wide range of nonprofit planning—for programs and services, budgeting, communications, information technology, etc. But these address very different kinds of issues, and should involve different participants, processes, tools, and products. We’ll look at the various kinds of planning needed by a nonprofit, see how they can intersect with and reinforce each other, and consider an approach that is more strategic, more effective, and less stressful.
- How to think about planning comprehensively.
- Why strategic, business and program planning are best kept separate.
- How to differentiate different planning needs, and how to integrate their results.
- Some effective planning tools.