In this video outtake of a training session, Evan Junker covers the strategic planning process and commonly-overlooked issues. Primarily geared to small- to mid-size non-profit organizations, Evan gives an overview of a “waterfall” style process. This process can be used as a foundation from which to incorporate emergent, generative, and other components or as a
Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a practice and philosophy that that enables organizations to recognize and build on their strengths to meet challenges, and help its people move harmoniously towards a shared vision.
Many organizations use a check-in round before beginning a meeting. Some make this a practice to help people “get grounded”, to leave behind whatever might be tailing them into the room. Others do it because someone once said they should, or because they’ve always done it that way. Why bother? How does a check-in round
Your plan only provides you with a roadmap, and just like any roadmap, it won’t get you anywhere until you start moving. Implementation is the process that turns these strategies into actions to accomplish your objectives and move your organization forward down the map.
All of us at Reach Our Goals have been working in and around non-profits for decades. One thing we have come to value in working with advocacy groups, service organizations, faith communities, and others is the primacy placed on relationships. Here are some ways this informs our approach to this work: The “Good Fit” Approach
Some questions are asked in nearly every strategic planning discussion. In this recorded session, Evan Junker answers some of the most common questions about strategic planning, as well as some that are commonly overlooked. Evan covers often omitted aspects of the process — how to ensure accountability without the trappings of shaming and blaming —