Book Title:

Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations, Second Edition (Paperback)
by Michael Allison, Jude Kaye

Editorial Reviews:

Book Description

Your total guide to putting a powerful management tool to work in your organization.

Why strategic planning? Because a well wrought strategic plan helps you set priorities and acquire and allocate the resources needed to achieve your goals. It provides a framework for analyzing and quickly adapting to future challenges. And it helps all board and staff members focus more clearly on your organization’s priorities, while building commitment and promoting cooperation and innovation.

But to be effective, your plan will need to address the special needs of the nonprofit sector. And for more than a decade, Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations has been the number-one source of guidance on all facets of strategic planning for managers at nonprofits of every size and budget.

This thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded edition arms you with the expert knowledge and tools you need to develop and implement surefire strategic plans, including tested-in-the-trenches worksheets, checklists, and tables-in print and on the companion CD-ROM-along with a book-length case study that lets you observe strategic planning in action. Packed with real-world insights and practical pointers, it shows you how to:

* Develop a clear mission, vision, and set of values

* Conduct SWOT analyses and program evaluations

* Assess client needs and determine stakeholder concerns

* Set priorities and develop core strategies, goals, and objectives

* Balance the dual bottom lines of mission and money

* Write and implement a solid strategic plan

* Develop a user-friendly annual work plan

* Establish planning cycles, gauge progress, and update strategies

The publisher, John Wiley & Sons

This comprehensive book/disk set shows you how to create and implement an effective strategic plan using a simple, seven-phase process that covers everything from defining your mission and setting your course to initiating, monitoring, and streamlining your plan. The workbook is designed for nonprofits of all shapes, sizes, and budgets, and can be easily adapted to fit any time frame. The package comes with field-tested worksheets, checklists, and tables in both print and disk formats, plus a sample case study that demonstrates strategic planning in action from start to finish.

About the Author

MICHAEL ALLISON is an independent consultant and former Director of the Consulting and Research Group at CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, a consulting practice serving 300 non-profits annually.

JUDE KAYE is a Senior Fellow with CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, a nationally respected consultant and trainer on strategic planning and organization development, and an executive coach.

CompassPoint Nonprofit Services is the nation’s leading consulting and training firm working exclusively with nonprofit organizations. Guided by its belief that nonprofits serve as the agents of democratic involvement, innovation, and positive social change, CompassPoint’s programs support the growth of an effective nonprofit sector. CompassPoint is a center of learning for nonprofit staff and boards, an affordable consulting partner to the sector, and a research institution for innovation in nonprofit organizational effectiveness.