Strategic Planning

Creating Your Road Map

Setting aside regular time to plan for the future is key for successful organizations. And reviewing and updating strategic plans creates rich discussion in the boardroom. Use these resources to help with your organization’s strategic planning process.

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Sample Strategic Plan #1

NH Businesses for Social Responsibility has shared their Strategic Plan.

Mission Vision and Values

Get the basics about mission, vision and values and see some real life examples.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Board

A basic understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the board is a good place to start in any recruitment and orientation activities

Nonprofit Funding Models

There is no one-size-fits-all model of funding. This document reviews a number of models as identified in an SSIR article.

Board Committees

Much of the work of the board is accomplished by standing committees or ad hoc work groups. This document describes several types of committees.

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Sample Implementation Plan

Healthy Eating Active Living NH shared their implementation work plan for their strategic plan.

Sample Retreat Agenda

Use the ideas from this sample agenda for a strategic planning retreat to create your own.

Sample Strategic Plan #2

The Taproot Foundation has shared their Strategic Plan.

Sample Strategic Plan #3

This is a generic sample Strategic Plan.

Sample Strategic Plan #4

Healthy Eating Active Living NH has shared their Strategic Plan.

Setting SMART Goals

This brief handout reviews the concepts behind setting SMART goals.

Strategic Plan Components

Use this quick list to determine if your strategic plan has all the parts it needs to have.

Strategic Planning Step-by-Step

Follow these steps for a smooth strategic planning process.

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 or resource to bring to your next board meeting.


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