Effective Nonprofits have clear visions, missions, values and goals that are informed by and communicated to the community and constituents. Clarity in these areas provides a framework for organizational strategy; focuses how work is carried out and resources are deployed and how the organization will change over time. Collaboration is integral in achieving an organization’s mission.
Professional Development and Learning:
Resource Topics On This Page:
1. Mission & Vision
- Defining Mission and Vision - Foundation Center
- Mission Vision Values Statements - New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits
- Nonprofit Corporate Purpose Statements - Wagenmaker Law
- Nonprofit Mission Statements vs. Vision Statements - NonprofitReady (Video)*
- What Makes An Effective Nonprofit - Fidelity Charitable
2. Business Planning
- Best Practices - Fact or Myth? - NAO & Public Interest Management Group
- Business Planning for Nonprofits - National Council of Nonprofits
- Business Planning for Nonprofits: What It Is and Why It Matters - The Bridgespan Group
- Operating Models: How Nonprofits Get From Strategy to Results - The Bridgespan Group
- The Ultimate Guide to Writing a Nonprofit Business Plan - Donorbox
3. Strategic Planning
- Create a Strategic Plan for Your Nonprofit - Nolo
- Strategic Planning for Nonprofits - National Council of Nonprofits
- The Ultimate Guide to Nonprofit Strategic Planning - Bloomerang
- Taproot Foundation Strategic Plan 2015-2017 - Taproot
- Strategic Planning Service Providers - NAO Directory
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