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A Basic Strategic plan for a New Charity will likely prove useful to provide initial direction to Board members and key staff when applying for any start-up funding, and for recruiting new Board members. The plan should be updated by conducting more complete strategic planning later on, probably in three to six months.
This round of planning will likely be short-term and primarily internally focused.
The next round of planning will include much strategic thinking and analyses, especially with stakeholders input. For now, the plan need not be very comprehensive and detailed, for example, it might be three to five pages in length.
1. On the first page, write down the 5- to 8-sentence mission statement that you crafted earlier.
2. Then list 5-8 goals that must be achieved over the next year in order to get the nonprofit started. For example, goals might include getting and developing Board members, getting facilities, getting and developing staff to provide services, advertising to groups of clients, serving clients and doing fundraising.
3. For each goal, write down 4-5 objectives, or smaller goals, that must be accomplished in order to achieve the overall goal.
4. For each objective, write down what resources might be needed, who will achieve the objective and by when. Do not worry that this information has to be accurate throughout. You can change it later as needed.
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