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Forget plans, try planning

A pile of post it notes, everyone's favorite Strategic Planning Tool"Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential." - Winston Churchill

It's time for a new Strategic Plan!

For those of you who just groaned out loud, know that I am actually a huge fan of Strategic Plans...or rather, of Strategic Planning. The process of taking a detailed look at the organization and creating a path towards a more successful future is one that every nonprofit organization should approach with excitement. While it’s possible to get trapped in the process of developing the absolutely perfect strategic plan, it’s better to forget the drive towards perfection and word-smithing. Instead, push forward into the toughest of questions and let your MVV (Mission, Vision, and Values) be your guide to determine the best path towards the future.

YNPN-TC is currently on its last six months of the previous Strategic Plan (more on that below), so we are in the process of developing our newest plan that will be launched for 2018. This new multi-year plan will be developed over the course of the next six months, and it will be published for our members to see once it’s complete.

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5 blogs for nonprofit leaders (without "nonprofit" in the title)

main2.jpgIf you are like me, you love to find that perfect article to get your day started. And maybe another one during your morning coffee… and then perhaps another one during lunch. A great article can give you that boost to deal with that question about your career path, the tough situation at work, or even just to get through the day. The best thing though is to find a blog that consistently motivates you AND gives you awesome information that can help you rock in your role as a nonprofit leader! 

I've decided to share with you my top five nonprofit & social impact blogs. They jump across a variety of issues, from HR, to strategic planning, to board leadership. Some are written by big organizations and some by a handful dedicated contributors. Oh, and none have "nonprofit" in their name—can't make it too easy!

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