Whether you’re an experienced project manager or a homeowner managing a budget, we all know the importance of having a plan in place. The key to business success is a dependable plan and strong execution. But how exactly can NGOs get started with strategic planning?
Why is strategic planning important for NGOs?
Clarity of purpose and goals
A strategic plan allows a company to map out who they are as an organisation.
An NGO’s strategic plan can help them to define what they want to focus on, what they want to achieve, and their short-term and long-term goals as an organisation.
More efficient use of time and money
What does the strategic planning process for NGOs look like?
Analysis and audit
Defining goals and vision for the future
What should an example strategic plan include？
A common mistake that many NGOs make is creating a strategic plan that is far too complex. The best strategic plans have a few common elements, with each section clearly defined and easily understood.
Strategic plans differ from business to business, but if your NGO is just starting out, here are some sections that would be helpful to include.