4. Tools and Principles of Strategic Planning: Metrics/Charts

Metrics/Charts: Ideally, a strategic plan is incomplete without numbers, calculations and graphical representations. These are often ignored because people might not be confident with mathematics. However, in order to prove the visionary statement, it is important to have justifications through figures and metrics which will finally determine if the project will make a desirable impact, as it has been planned. To continue reading, download the following document by logging in as a Premium … [Read more...]

4. Tools and Principles of Strategic Planning: PESTEL Analysis

PESTEL Analysis: Is an important planning tool used for understanding the external macro-level external factors that impact the working of an organization. It is a useful strategic tool for understanding market growth or decline, business position, potential and direction for operations. To continue reading, download the following document by logging in as a Premium Member Not a Premium Member? … [Read more...]

4. Tools and Principles of Strategic Planning: SWOT Analysis

SWOT analysis: SWOT analysis is another efficient planning tool, in which members suggest, list and assess the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of their organization. Conducting a SWOT analysis is a very effective tool to assess, analyze the current health of your organization and manage the organization successfully.  SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. To continue reading, download the following document by logging in as a Premium Member Not a … [Read more...]

4. Tools and Principles of Strategic Planning: An Affinity Diagram

An affinity diagram: An affinity diagram is useful for narrowing down large number of things into more organized and similar categories in order to make it easily manageable. The term “affinity” refers to inherent similarity or relationship. It is an efficient planning tool for grouping, categorizing and combining vast prospective projects and initiatives into a convenient number. To continue reading, download the following document by logging in as a Premium Member Not a Premium Member? … [Read more...]

4. Tools and Principles of Strategic Planning: Interrelation Digraph

Interrelation digraph: Out of all the important projects, organizational leaders need to recognize only a few essential ones. An interrelation digraph helps in identifying those few projects from the most significant. To continue reading, download the following document by logging in as a Premium Member Not a Premium Member? … [Read more...]

4. Tools and Principles of Strategic Planning: Portfolio Analysis

Portfolio analysis: Portfolio analysis refers to process of analyzing the ongoing, past and present projects/programs of a NGO and assesses the performance of each. Portfolio analysis is a systematic way to analyze the array of services that are conducted by a NGO. To continue reading, download the following document by logging in as a Premium Member Not a Premium Member? … [Read more...]

4.2 Principles of Planning      

It is really important for you to understand the basic principles of strategic planning before you set out to initiate the process. Experts in the field of NGO management and government suggest a few basic principles for strategic planning which would not aid you in the process of planning but will also ensure that the planning leads to success in the future. To avoid your hard-work and time go futile integrate the following principles in the planning process. To continue reading, download the … [Read more...]

5. Stages of Strategic Planning

The Strategic Planning process is undertaken for the purpose of developing a concrete plan that would lead an organization towards accomplishing its long-term goals and objectives. The planning process is executed by the senior members, who sit together and analyze different situations affecting the state and affairs of business. To continue reading, download the following document by logging in as a Premium Member Not a Premium Member? … [Read more...]

6. Who to be involved in Strategic Planning

Strategic planning involves senior team members and the board members of your organization.  The board members are primarily responsible for the entire process of planning and it completely depends on them whether to involve multiple stakeholders or not. It however is a good practice to engage different people in the planning process, so as to provide better insights into the planning document and to legitimize it. To continue reading, download the following document by logging in as a Premium … [Read more...]

7. Strategic Plan Components

Though there is no standard format for a strategic plan, a typical strategic plan consists of the following sections. Executive Summary: An executive summary is a section in the document that summarizes the entire strategic plan report.  The primary purpose of the summary is that it serves as an excellent tool for communicating the report is a short and simple way. To continue reading, download the following document by logging in as a Premium Member Not a Premium Member? … [Read more...]