August 24, 2020

Not Including Enough People in Your Strategy Process

If you fail to include enough people in your strategy development process, you lose.
You miss out on ideas and support, and you look unprofessional.
In this video, learn what it means to cast a wide net and whom you want to catch when you cast your net.


00:00 Does your strategy development process making you look unprofessional?

00:10 Definition: What is “failing to cast a wide net?”

00:28 How does failing to cast a wide net make you look unprofessional?

00:38 Your nonprofit’s three bottom-lines

01:00 Why else is it helpful to cast a wide net?

02:09 Who should you include when you cast your wide net?

02:59 Are you gaining these benefits from your strategy process?

03:15 About this series, 7 Strategy Mistakes that Make Your Nonprofit Look Unprofessional


Many nonprofits create strategies that don’t help them and make them look unprofessional. This video is one of the series, 7 Strategy Mistakes that Make Your Nonprofit Look Unprofessional.

For more in this series, watch, Do You Sound Like an Amateur When You Talk about Nonprofit Strategy? 

And Failing to Create a Winner.

For more about strategic planning, read, Nonprofit Strategic Planning 101.

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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