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Pursuing Impact

Mission-Driven Strategic Planning for Nonprofits

Alicia M. Schatteman

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Drive meaningful change, align your mission and vision, and achieve your nonprofit's goals with this in-depth, six-stage strategic planning guide for nonprofits.

In Pursuing Impact, scholar and former nonprofit executive director Alicia Schatteman shares her unique experience and expertise to help organizations navigate the complexities of strategic planning effectively. Going beyond the typical step-by-step manuals, Schatteman addresses the nuances that nonprofit leaders face during the planning and implementation stages and emphasizes the cyclical nature of planning while acknowledging the...

Drive meaningful change, align your mission and vision, and achieve your nonprofit's goals with this in-depth, six-stage strategic planning guide for nonprofits.

In Pursuing Impact, scholar and former nonprofit executive director Alicia Schatteman shares her unique experience and expertise to help organizations navigate the complexities of strategic planning effectively. Going beyond the typical step-by-step manuals, Schatteman addresses the nuances that nonprofit leaders face during the planning and implementation stages and emphasizes the cyclical nature of planning while acknowledging the need for flexibility and adaptability.

Tailored to small and medium-sized nonprofits, this guide recognizes the challenges they may encounter with limited capacity and resources. Schatteman's comprehensive six-stage strategic planning cycle offers practical insights and strategies to guide nonprofit leaders from readiness to implementation. Drawing on her academic background and real-world experience, Schatteman presents a blend of research and practical application to take you through the process of identifying stakeholders, gathering data, involving the board, putting a plan together, and allocating resources. Through relatable stories and lessons learned from various nonprofits, she demystifies the process and empowers you to create strategic plans with impact.

Pursuing Impact will help you transform your organization's future by providing the tools, insights, and resources you need to drive meaningful change, align your mission and vision, and achieve your goals. Strategic planning is not just a destination—it's an ongoing journey to success.

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Schatteman has done the research and real-world experience that allows her to share this extensive knowledge on strategic planning for nonprofits. Novice to seasoned professionals will find wisdom and inspiration throughout this book. Schatteman delivers years of expertise to readers in this well laid out masterclass for all size nonprofits.

This book is essential reading for strategic planning in nonprofits. Alicia Schatteman provides an adaptable framework, case examples, key points, discussion questions, and helpful antidotes. Offering a practical guide grounded in research, this is must read for scholars and students as well as boards and nonprofit leaders.

Dr. Schatteman has created a guide that is both very informed and very accessible. Data has a central role in the process, but the book recognizes that stakeholder buy-in is the catalyst making it all work. I plan to teach with it and recommend it to board members.

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200
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9781421448824
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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Introduction
2. Readiness
3. Stakeholder Engagement
4. Data Collection
5. Values, Vision, and Mission
6. Performance Measurement
7. Plan Implementation
References
Appendix A: Strategic Planning

Introduction
1. Introduction
2. Readiness
3. Stakeholder Engagement
4. Data Collection
5. Values, Vision, and Mission
6. Performance Measurement
7. Plan Implementation
References
Appendix A: Strategic Planning Readiness Assessment
Appendix B: Strategic Planning Request for Proposal, St. Charles Public Library District

Author Bio
Alicia M. Schatteman
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Alicia M. Schatteman

Alicia Schatteman (SUGAR GROVE, IL) is an associate professor of nonprofit management and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at Northern Illinois University.