August 24, 2020

Nonprofit CEOs Avoid Strategy Mistake 3 Building a Plan Without Buy-In

Is your nonprofit strategy gathering dust on a shelf?
Many CEOs unknowingly make a critical mistake (#3) by creating plans in isolation. This leads to a lack of buy-in from key stakeholders, hindering implementation and ultimately, results.
This video, part of our 7-part series, reveals why including a wide range of voices in your strategy development process is essential.
In this video, learn how to:
  • Identify key stakeholders who will be impacted by or responsible for implementing your strategy.
  • Foster collaboration and build consensus for a more effective plan.
  • Increase the chances of successful execution and achieving your mission.

Don’t let your strategy become an empty promise!

Watch now and discover the power of inclusive strategy development.


0:00 Strategy Blunder? Avoid This

0:10 Casting a Narrow Net?

0:38 The Nonprofit Trinity: Beyond Mission and Money

1:00 Benefits Beyond Buy-In

2:09 Who Needs a Seat at the Strategy Table?

2:59 Is Your Strategy Working? Reap the Rewards

3:15 Unveiling the 7 Nonprofit Strategy Killers

Video Overview

Why a broad approach matters:

  • Shows deep understanding of your nonprofit’s core: mission, money, and stakeholders.
  • Insightful Ideas: Collecting diverse viewpoints may reveal valuable insights.
  • Engagement: Involving a variety of people encourages investment in your success.

Who to involve:

  1. Donors and potential donors
  2. Board members and prospects
  3. Funders, partners, and volunteers
  4. Peers outside your immediate market

By casting a wide net, you not only gather crucial data but also demonstrate professionalism in your strategic process. Interested parties become allies when their feedback is recognized and incorporated.

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Karen can help your nonprofit organization to identify the critical questions you face, find multiple options to answer them, and discover your best strategy. To learn more or for a free discovery call, contact Karen.

Karen Eber Davis

Karen Eber Davis provides customized advising and coaching around nonprofit strategy and board development. People leaders hire her to bring clarity to sticky situations, break through barriers that seem insurmountable, and align people for better futures. She is the author of 7 Nonprofit Income Streams and Let's Raise Nonprofit Millions Together.


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