Business Planning

Planning Your Business Model

Developing a strategy and a plan for your organization to achieve its goals are critical to the success of your mission.



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Business Planning Components

Get a better idea of what kinds of things should be included in your business plan.

Project Periscope - Keep an Eye on Your Mission When Planning New Projects

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.

Business Plan Versus Strategic Plan

Do you need a business plan, a strategic plan or both. Learn more about the purpose of each tool.

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Business Plan Worksheet

Record the key aspects of your business plan in this worksheet.

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New Program Decision Quiz

Take this quick quiz if you're debating about adding a new program.

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Organization Dashboard Sample

An organization dashboard is a great way to organize financial information to present to your board and management team.

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Program Analysis Chart

Chart out your programs to get a visual representation of your sustainability or your capacity to add a new program.

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Questions for the Business Planning Process - Worksheet

Get prepared for your business planning process with this worksheet of questions.

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Questions to Ask before Starting a Nonprofit

Starting a nonprofit is a serious undertaking. The questions posed in this document will help you determine if you're really ready.

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Sustainability Matrix Map Worksheet

Steve Zimmerman has shared this interactive Excel Worksheet for implementing his Matrix Map.

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Unprecedented Collaboration

Nearly 20 foundations and corporations have invested in building the capacity of NH nonprofits through their support of this project.

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The Go Factor

In the triad of "ready, set, go" NonprofitNext is the "Go Factor." Tools that you find here allow you to quickly move into action by downloading a resource that you can use today - A checklist, a template, information to bring to your next board meeting.



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