Strategic planning is a disciplined process designed to position an organization to achieve results which are aligned with its fundamental long-term purpose. Strategic planning must clearly define the mission of the organization and establish realistic goals and objectives that are consistent with the organization’s mission within a defined time frame and within the organization's parameters for implementation.
Ford Thompson Consulting can assist in designing and implementing a planning process to determine who should be included, what issues should be addressed, and what information to collect to ensure sound decision making. The role of a consultant is not to develop the strategic plan, but to act as advisor and facilitator in assisting those who will actually develop the plan. A consultant will bring to the process objectivity, organizational skills, and the ability to focus and facilitate the planning process. Your can increase your nonprofit’s credibility by developing a strategic plan that offers buy-in and transforms planning into action.