A sustainable nonprofit must engage in thorough planning and heads-up strategy on a regular basis. Getting stuck in the day-to-day weeds without stepping back to look at how all the weeds fit together can be disastrous. From business planning to measuring the outcomes of your programs the resources in this section look toward the future of the organization.
Taking Time to Look Ahead
Someone proposes an exciting idea for a new program or service! The folks at A-Ha! Offer this tool to keep a sharp eye on your mission while you’re submerged in the details.
Get a better idea of what kinds of things should be included in your business plan.
Chart out your programs to get a visual representation of your sustainability or your capacity to add a new program.
Get prepared for your business planning process with this worksheet of questions.
Steve Zimmerman has shared this interactive Excel Worksheet for implementing his Matrix Map.
An organization dashboard is a great way to organize financial information to present to your board and management team.
Do you need a business plan, a strategic plan or both. Learn more about the purpose of each tool.
Record the key aspects of your business plan in this worksheet.
Take this quick quiz if you're debating about adding a new program.
In this article, Peter York challenges us to change the way we think about outcomes and measurement.
National leader, Jason Saul, shares a simple tool for thinking about your outcomes.
Assessment and data guru, Peter York shared his list of organizational behaviors around outcomes that lead to success.
Collaboration and Mergers
Use this worksheet with stakeholders when considering a merger to see what common concerns arise.
Use this checklist when you are considering a partnership with another organization.
This pyramid explores the variety of ways that organizations can partner.
Use this scaling sheet to determine if a merger is the right step for your organization.
Examine the various steps to undertaking a merger.
Key questions to ask when planning a merger.