STRATEGIC PLANNING IN 7 STEPS:
- KNOW YOUR PURPOSE!Why are you doing what you’re doing? Why does your organization exist?
- LOOK AT THE FUTUREWhere do you want to be in 5 years? 10 years? Think BIG! What kind of impact do you want to make?
- LOOK AT THE ORGANIZATIONDo a SWOT Analysis to determine strengths, weaknesses, obstacles, and threats. Look hard at where you are today.
- IDENTIFY YOUR TARGETWho are you targeting, impacting, aiming for? Who’s your customer?
- STATE YOUR GOALSWhat do you need to do to move forward effectively?
- GO FOR THE GOALS!What action steps do you need to take to achieve your goals? What resources do you need to accomplish your goals?
- LOOK AT THE PROCESSTake time to measure your success, to evaluate the process, and to renew the process along the way.