NGO Strategic Planning

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[edit] Introduction

Several years ago a friend who worked in the private sector suggested that I create a personal vision statement to consider my future. His multi-step process of creating a statement proved to be an effective strategy that I continue to use and recommend. This personal vision statement closely relates to the strategic planning process for nonprofit organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The planning process establishes a framework for organizations to assess their past, present and future. Such planning is particularly important today as NGOs represent an increasing number of causes around the world and answer to many different interest groups. The following article details the importance of a strategic plan, the variety of methods available to organizations, the implement process in an NGO as well as helpful Internet sites.

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