Strategic development consulting for the nonprofit community

Strategic Planning

What to expect:

  • Prepared and confident staff, ready to make thoughtful, well-informed decisions
  • Engaged participants, who are excited about the organization’s future
  • Forthright discussions to identify achievable opportunities to face challenges and strengthen the organization
  • Deeper understanding of the best future path for success
Photo courtesy of Urban Ministries of Durham

Photo courtesy of Urban Ministries of Durham

moss+ross can guide your organization through a strategic planning process to maximize efficiency and impact.  From months-long planning to focused strategic planning retreats, we customize and manage a planning process that promotes participation, innovation, and collaboration, bringing collective attention to future challenges and opportunities your organization expects to face.  By identifying over-arching goals and the necessary steps to achieve them, organizations are able to agree on a path which proactively responds to current and future needs.

Photo courtesy of Museum of Life and Science

Photo courtesy of Museum of Life and Science

We subscribe to a philosophy for strategic planning that: involves the right people from the beginning, asks the right questions, creates a process by which to answer them, defines measurable goals that can be accomplished in a certain time frame, and assigns specific staff or volunteers to be accountable to those goals through a written internal management plan.

moss+ross will examine data and materials about your organization which outline current goals and operations. After an initial analysis we will help you define or confirm your organization’s vision, mission and core values to identify broad categories for the plan.  Through study groups, personal interviews, and stakeholder surveys, you will identify and discuss the critical questions and topics.

Photo: Shaun King/Courtesy of Boys & Girls Clubs serving Wake County

Photo: Shaun King/Courtesy of Boys & Girls Clubs serving Wake County

We can then work with your leadership team to craft policy goals and strategies.  In preparation for the implementation of these goals and strategies, we will guide your team through a review of how these enhancements and changes will affect the budget, administration, board involvement, fundraising, and other key areas.  With guidance from moss+ross, your organization will be ready to make the best of whatever the future brings.

If you are interested in more information or pricing of strategic planning, please contact us.