Strategic Planning for NGOs: A guide to understand the basics of strategic planning

1. Introduction¬† A goal without a plan is just a wish- Antoine de Saint-Exupery (French writer, 1900 - 1944). What better way to describe the … [Read more...]

2. What is Strategic Planning?

Strategic planning is an organizational management activity that is used to set priorities, focus energy and resources, strengthen operations, ensure … [Read more...]

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3. Importance of Strategic Planning for NGOs

Just like any other organization, strategic planning is equally important for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). A strategic plan is not only … [Read more...]

4. Tools and Principles of Strategic Planning: Visioning

Ideally, a good strategy should be accompanied by effective planning tools. There are several tools that could be involved while conducting strategic … [Read more...]

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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 … [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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]