Discuss the key components of the strategic planning process. Understand the need to develop a strategic plan in a nonprofit organization, including the concept of alignment. Identify a number of tools and processes that can assist in the strategic planning process in a nonprofit organization.


  • Developing mission and vision statements
  • Articulating priority areas, goals and performance measures
  • Implementing the strategic plan
  • Methods to monitor and report on the achievement of the strategic plan

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