Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations

Author: John M. Bryson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119071615
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The essential planning resource and framework for nonprofit leaders Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations is the comprehensive, practical guide to building and sustaining a more effective organization. Solid strategy is now more important than ever, and this book provides a clear framework for designing and implementing an effective and efficient planning process. From identifying stakeholders and clarifying a shared vision, to implementing plans and revising strategies, the discussion covers all aspects of the process to help you keep your organization united and on track into the future. The field's leading authority shares insight, advice, helpful tools, and specific techniques, alongside a widely used and well-regarded approach to real-world planning. This new fifth edition includes new case studies and examples along with up-to-date resources and references, and new multimedia-related content. Innovation and creativity produce great ideas, but these ideas must be collected and organized into an actionable plan supported by a coalition of support to make your organization great. This book provides expert guidance and perspective to help you bring everything together into a workable organizational strategy. Discover an effective approach to the strategic planning process Identify issues, establish a vision, clarify mandates, and implement plans Manage the process with continual learning and revising Link unique assets and abilities to better accomplish the central mission Public and nonprofit leaders are forever striving to do more with less, and great strategic planning can help you build efficiency and effectiveness into your organization's everyday operations. Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations provides the framework and tools you need to start planning for tomorrow today.

Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations

Author: John M. Bryson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118050538
Format: PDF, ePub
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How can leaders use strategic planning to strengthen their public and nonprofit organizations? In this fourth edition of his perennial bestseller Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations, Bryson provides the most updated version of his thoughtful strategic planning model and outlines the reasons public and nonprofit organizations must embrace strategic planning to improve their performance. Introduced in the first edition and refined over the past 18 years, the Strategy Change Cycle--a proven planning process used successfully by a large number of nonprofit and public organizations--is the framework used to guide the reader through the strategic planning process. Bryson offers detailed guidance on implementing the process, and specific tools and techniques to make the process work in any organization. In addition, he clarifies the organizational designs through which strategic thought and action will be encouraged and embraced throughout an entire organization. In addition to updated examples, new cases, and additional information on boundaries, distinctive competencies, Actor-Network theory, Bryson will creat an instructor's manual with sample syllabi, PowerPoint teaching slides, and additional cases.

Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations

Author: John M. Bryson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787967556
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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When it was first published more than sixteen years ago, John Bryson's "Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations" introduced a new and thoughtful strategic planning model. Since then it has become the standard reference in the field. In this completely revised third edition, Bryson updates his perennial bestseller to help today's leaders enhance organizational effectiveness. This new edition: Features the Strategy Change Cycle--a proven planning process used by a large number of organizationsOffers detailed guidance on implementing the planning process and includes specific tools and techniques to make the process work in any organizationIntroduces new material on creating public value, stakeholder analysis, strategy mapping, balanced scorecards, collaboration, and moreIncludes information about the organizational designs that will encourage strategic thought and action throughout the entire organizationContains a wealth of updated examples and cases "John Bryson is THE expert on strategic planning in the public and nonprofit sector. I've learned a great deal from his work, as have thousands of practitioners. This latest edition of his classic work is even richer, with its new material on strategy mapping, stakeholder analysis, and strategic management."--David Osborne, coauthor of "Reinventing Government," "Banishing Bureaucracy," "The Reinventor's Fieldbook," and "The Price of Government." "The concepts presented in John Bryson's book are applicable to all nonprofit and government organizations on a wide variety of complex issues. If you are looking for a new approach, a new way of approaching an issue, a way of changing the strategic direction of your organization, of making systemic change happen, then read this book!" --Gary L. Cunningham, director, African American Men's Project; director, Primary Care for Hennepin County, Minnesota; and CEO of North Point Health and Wellness Center

Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations

Author: Michael Allison
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118768159
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The bestselling guide to nonprofit planning, with proven, practical advice Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations describes a proven method for creating an effective, organized, actionable strategy, tailored to the unique needs of the nonprofit organization. Now in its third edition, this bestselling manual contains new information about the value of plans, specific guidance toward business planning, and additional information about the strategic plan document itself. Real-world case studies illustrate different planning and implementation scenarios and techniques, and the companion website offers templates, tools, and worksheets that streamline the process. The book provides expert insight, describing common misperceptions and pitfalls to avoid, helping readers craft a strategic plan that adheres to the core values of the organization. A well-honed strategic plan helps nonprofit managers set priorities, and acquire and allocate the resources necessary to achieve their goals. It also provides a framework for handling challenges, and keeps the focus on the organization's priorities. Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations is an excellent source of guidance for managers at nonprofits of every size and budget, helping readers to: Identify the reasons for planning, and gather information from internal and external stakeholders Assess the current situation accurately, and agree on priorities, mission, values, and vision Prioritize goals and objectives for the plan, and develop a detailed implementation strategy Evaluate and monitor a changing environment, updating roles, goals, and parameters as needed Different organizations have different needs, processes, resources, and priorities. The one thing they have in common is the need for a no-nonsense approach to planning with practical guidance and a customizable framework. Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations takes the fear out of planning, with expert guidance on the nonprofit's most vital management activity.

Creating and Implementing Your Strategic Plan

Author: John M. Bryson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118046562
Format: PDF, Docs
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Creating and Implementing Your Strategic Plan is the best-selling companion to John Bryson's landmark book, Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations. This new edition of the workbook is completely revised and updated and can be used as a stand-alone resource or as a companion to Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations. A step-by-step guide to putting strategic planning to work in public and nonprofit organizations, this indispensable workbook includes easy-to-understand worksheets and clear instructions for creating a strategic plan tailored to the needs of the individual organization. From setting up the meeting room to establishing a vision of the future, every step of the strategic planning process is covered. The workbook shows how to: Refine your organization’s mission and values Assess your internal and external environment Identify and frame strategic issues Formulate strategies to help manage the issues Create, review, and adopt the strategic plan Assess the strategic planning process

Successful Strategic Planning

Author: Patrick J. Burkhart
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803947993
Format: PDF
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Strategic planning is often considered a complex and difficult task and is frequently avoided because of perceived lack of time, resources or expertise. This step-by-step guide aims to demystify the process of strategic planning for nonprofit agencies and organizations by using case examples to illustrate major concepts.

Private Sector Strategies for Social Sector Success

Author: Kevin P. Kearns
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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This practical guide offers a realistic approach to strategic management, while borrowing from the most helpful and relevant business ideas, allows the public or nonprofit organization to achieve success without compromising its unique mission or constituency. Executives, managers, and policymakers will find key principles for everyday application, including how to: identify trends that will most affect programs and services; assess the organization's core strengths and competencies; select strategies that advance the mission while building operational success; explore opportunities for collaborations with other organizations; and encourage a culture of strategic thought and action. Throughout this innovative guide, there are numerous illustrations and examples of how to apply the most appropriate technique to a particular need or goal. At last, public and nonprofit organizations have a real-world guide to finding lasting success.

Unlocking Public Value

Author: Martin Cole
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470054522
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A new approach to understanding and improving performance and public value This book presents the Public Service Value Model-an innovative, rigorous approach to defining public outcomes and quantifying results-to help readers understand and improve public service delivery. Filled with in-depth insight and expert advice, this guide will arm public service managers-whether in government, nonprofit, or even for-profit organizations-with a practical framework that can be used to define outcomes and manage trade-offs in public service delivery. Martin Cole (Hartford, CT) is Group Chief Executive of Accenture's Government Operating Group. Greg Parston (London, UK) is Executive Director of the Accenture Institute for Public Service Value.

Strategic Management in Public and Nonprofit Organizations

Author: Jack Koteen
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275955311
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This new edition captures and blends the essence of new ways of managing public and nonprofit organizations to better serve the client given the new realities that are drastically altering the ways in which these organizations do business. Pioneering, but applicable, private sector management behavior is identified and explained along with time-tested management fundamentals and numerous practices developed over the last several decades. This edition retains the comprehensive coverage of the earlier edition while including the cutting edge of management technology.