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The Why and How of Your Next Strategic Plan

Posted by on September 23rd, 2020
Posted in Blog, Nonprofit Communications, Strategic Planning   

Strategic planning is the process—and result—of focusing the intelligence of your staff and leadership on making your organization’s optimal future a reality.

At Mission Minded, we’ve spent years helping nonprofit leaders uncover the big, bold ideas that have catapulted their organizations to their next version of greatness—and our experience teaches us that inspired and actionable strategic planning is essential to any nonprofit’s long-term success.

To learn how to make your next strategic plan the best it can be, and enjoy the work along the way, we’ve published two new How-To Guides that are free and easy to follow.

Start with this: Time to Plan? Answers About Strategic Planning for Your Nonprofit. Whether you are a nonprofit, foundation, arts organization, or independent school, this quick read gives you the basics on why strategic planning is critical, how long it will take, whom to involve, and a sense of the flow for your project.

Then dig into this juicy guide that elaborates on our 5-Phase Framework for Inspired Nonprofit Strategic Planning. You’ll get an overview of the smart steps you can take to insure your plan is inspired and exciting, not dull and expected. Because in today’s world, a worthy mission isn’t enough, you need a North Star and a road map to guide you on your journey.

Please reach out if you’d like help creating your next strategic plan, brand strategy, or both. Or just tell us how our guides spurred your thinking. We’d love to hear from you!

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Director of Education Strategy Romayne Levee leads our education practice, working with independent schools and educational organizations to raise their profiles with strategies that benefit school leaders and their communities immeasurably. She has developed dynamic strategic plans and brand strategies for Mission Minded clients from coast to coast, including San Francisco Day School, Friends School of Baltimore, and Marlborough School (LA). Romayne is the founding Board Chair of Vistamar School, an independent high school in LA, and currently serves on the Board of Lewis & Clark College.

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