Nonprofit Strategy Revolution Real-Time Strategic Planning in a Rapid-Response World

ISBN-10: 0940069652
ISBN-13: 9780940069657
Edition: 2008
Authors: David La Piana
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Description: This book presents a revolutionary way for nonprofit organizations to do strategic planning. The fact is, the world changes continuously and rapidly. It is foolhardy to believe that strategies should not do so as well. Organizations already know  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 3/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 181
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

This book presents a revolutionary way for nonprofit organizations to do strategic planning. The fact is, the world changes continuously and rapidly. It is foolhardy to believe that strategies should not do so as well. Organizations already know this, but their traditions have locked them into a strategic planning process that is divorced from today's reality. That's why the plans sit on the shelf, why the plans so often seem to be an incongruous hodgepodge of impossible dreams and lengthy to-do lists for everyone from the board chair to the bookkeeper, why seasoned nonprofit staff roll their eyes when the next round of strategic planning begins, and why smart executives are always seeking work-arounds in between planning periods. The most important part of the revolution is tossing out the tradition and replacing it with a set of easy-to-use tools that keep the organization constantly engaged in the needs of its environment.

Acknowledgments
Preface: Welcome to the Revolution
The Seeds of Revolution: The Strategy Formation Project
How to Use This Book
Conclusion: Creating Winning Strategies
The Strategy Revolution
Why a Strategy Revolution?
What is Strategy and Why Do Nonprofits Need It?
The Disconnect Between Strategy and Strategic Planning
Conclusion: Hence the Revolution
The Strategy Pyramid
Aligning Organizational, Programmatic, and Operational Decisions
Successful Strategies Embody Implementation
Conclusion: A Framework to Fuel Change
Understanding Organizational Strategy
Mission, Competitive Advantage, and Strategy
What Is Organizational Strategy?
What Does Organizational Strategy Look Like?
Conclusion: Organizational Strategy Comes First
Organizational Identity and Strategy Formation
Understanding Organizational Identity
Three Essential Ingredients of Organizational Identity
What Organizational Identity Looks Like
Conclusion: Organization, Know Thyself
Developing a Strategy Screen
Crafting a Strategy Screen
A Variation-The Opportunity Matrix
Conclusion: Habits of Mind
Big Questions, Strategy Formation, and Implementation
Understanding and Facing Big Questions
Crafting a Big Question
Developing a Strategy That Fits the Screen
Implementing the Strategy
Conclusion: Real-Time Strategy
Forming Programmatic Strategies
Forming Programmatic Strategies
Constructing a Program Logic Model
Programmatic Strategy in Action
Programmatic Strategy Essentials
When to Form New Programmatic Strategies
Conclusion: Programs As Strategic Choices
Forming Operational Strategies
Real Life Operational Strategy
Operational Strategy Essentials
When to Form New Operational Strategies
Conclusion: Operations Are the Broad Shoulders of Strategy
Putting It All Together
Using Real-Time Strategic Planning to Advance Your Mission and Vision
Strategy Formation as a Continuous Cycle
Crafting a "Traditional" Strategic Plan
Conclusion: Real-Time Strategy in a Rapid-Response World
Essential Tools for Forming Strategy
Current Business Model
Financial Analysis
Competitor Analysis
Trend Analysis
Future Business Model
Identity Statement
Strategy Screen
Big Question
Next Steps Work Plan
Strategy Road Map
References
Index

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