Tool Kit for Non-Profit Leaders
Template: Action Planning
Once your Board has set your goals and associated objectives, it's time to sit back and relax.
Right? No! Strategic planning, when done right, is a two-part process.
The Board sets overall goals and objectives (direction and metrics), and the Management and Staff teams break those down into actionable steps with associated performance indicators to measure individual results.
Worksheet: Action Planning
Breaking Strategic Goals Into Actionable Results
The Board sets Strategic goals and objectives on a three to five-year cycle. Annually, goals are broken down by the management and staff teams into actionable steps to guide daily activities and priorities.
Use this tool to help you understand the various components and break them down into tasks for which individuals can be held accountable.
Building Capacity to Empower Tomorrow
Capacity building is tightly woven into the non-profit sector. Our ultimate success is realized when our clients no longer need us.
This case study delves into how non-profits can weave capacity building into their daily activities and strategic plans to realize results.
Difficult Conversations Bring Change
A neighbourhood walkabout to hear what residents loved about their neighbourhood.
One walkabout a smashing success; the second identifies significant concerns.
Learn from the case study about the value of investing in difficult conversations to bring change.
Ready for Strategic Planning?
Getting prepared to lead your agency through a strategic planning process should be, we'll can we say, "strategic?" The reality is that many variables can impact whether your strategic planning process meets the outcomes the Board and the Management team have identified. It is highly recommended to think it through in advance.
Access our free checklist to help you define and frame your next strategic planning session.
Storyboarding for Impactful Marketing
Gathering the stories that showcase how vital and impactful your organization's daily work is vital for non-profits who want to expand their reach.
Once the stories are captured, share them with pride with your stakeholders, funders, community partners, sponsors, and the community.
Crafting Your Networking Introduction
How you introduce yourself at networking meetings matters. The great news is that if we take the time to craft and practice our networking introduction so that it rolls off our tongue with ease and comfort, we can make that positive first impression and set ourselves up for success. We need to do a little more prep work...
Craft a memorable and impactful networking introduction using this worksheet.
5 Simple Steps to Self-Motivation Find your motivational sweet spot!
Motivation is one of the biggest challenges faced by business leaders.
With proper planning, you can put support in place to keep yourself moving forward.
This set of reflective questions will help you fine-tune your motivation techniques.