January 30, 2024
How to Evaluate Your Nonprofit Strategic Plan

Got entrenched challenges at your nonprofit? Dive into the video and take the first step toward transforming and removing nonprofit entrenched challenges with a nonprofit[…]

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October 8, 2022
The “Secret Reason” that CEOs Embark on Strategic Planning

Many nonprofit CEOs contact me to create a nonprofit strategic plan or update one, and almost always, the engagement discussion includes the other CEO’s goal[…]

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September 26, 2022
Nonprofit Strategy for Strategic Planning Haters

You announce that it’s time to do nonprofit strategic planning, and you get resistance. Board member rolls their eyes or even verbally say, “I hate[…]

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September 28, 2020
Underinvesting in Your Strategy

What are the three key places where you will get the most bang for your buck when you invest in your strategy? What happens when[…]

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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.[…]

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July 27, 2020
You Sound Like An Amateur When You Talk about Strategy

Nonprofit organizations that experience abrupt threats to their sustainability or want to thrive act with purpose. That is, they create a strategy and execution plan[…]

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September 4, 2018
Board Conflicts: How Might Strategic Planning End Them?

As I write this, California’s ablaze with thirteen fires. We have family near one, so I’m watching closely. Reporters tell us that this fire rages[…]

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August 4, 2017
The Program Eval: How to Sacrifice Sacred Cows, if Needed

One of the trickiest activities nonprofit undertake is closing out existing services. You hope things will get better. You shut our eyes and wish. Sometimes[…]

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February 27, 2014
Why Does Having the Right Strategy Matter?

The other day, after a struggle, I developed a new strategy. A friend commented on how excited I was– on “the lightness in my being,”[…]

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