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Star 1 – Appendix – One Page Business Plan Tips
I. Vision... What are you Building? Everybody is building something... a non-profit organization, a program or a department. Well-written Vision Statements answer the question: What is being built? ... in three sentences or less! Effective Vision Statements need not be long, but must clearly describe what you are building. A few key words will go a long way. Create a picture of what your organization will look like in 1, 3, or even 5 years. Vision Statements answer these questions:Read More
Tips for Planning Strategic Planning Retreats
The following tips will help you obtain the most value from your planning: Talk informally with your team and tell them what you are planning, why and solicit their support. Use a professional facilitator if at all possible. Many facilitators will do facilitation work pro bono. Select a block of time when you will not be interrupted. Including a weekend can ease the team’s concern that they can’t allow time for the retreat. Select a location that has a pleasant environment that is conductive to brainstorming and teamwork.Read More