We’re leaders in strategic planning with a range of services to meet your planning needs, whether long-term or urgent.

Strategy is the key to building a stronger, more sustainable nonprofit organization. A well-designed strategic plan gives you a blueprint for decisive action and answers the questions: “Who are we? Where are we going? How are we going to get there?” Our goal is to facilitate the creation of strategic plan that will move your organization from vision to action and provide an enduring blueprint for success.

Comprehensive Strategic Planning

A strategic plan can … and should … be more than a fancy binder full of grandiose ideas that gathers dust on a shelf in the executive director’s office. Strategic planning, when done well, answers three core questions? Who are we? Where are we going? How are we going to get there? Our knowledgeable, experienced consultants will guide your nonprofit organization through the four stages of developing a comprehensive strategic planning.

Strategic Update

Sometimes an organization doesn’t need to complete the entire four-stage process of a full strategic plan because its current plan remains mostly relevant and requires only an update. Capacity Partners’ Strategic Update is an abbreviated planning process that looks at what still works and what needs to be changed. If you’re not sure if your organization needs an updated or comprehensive strategic plan, Capacity Partners can help you determine what will meet the unique needs of your nonprofit.

Organizational Vitality

Organizational Vitality is the heart of what makes a nonprofit organization resilient, successful, and beloved. Providing a lens for assessing an organization’s heath, planning tools, and a mechanism to bring board, staff, and key volunteers together to create transformative impact

The four pillars of organization vitality include:

  • Vision – the change you wish to see in the worlds
  • Leadership – inspiring passion and providing direction
  • Goals – the specific results to be achieve
  • Engagement – firing up staff, board, and stakeholders

Retreats

Often boards and staff would like to utilize a short retreat to focus on one or two strategic issues. Some organizations plan an annual retreat to concentrate on strategic issues. Small nonprofits without the capacity to embark on a full strategic planning process may benefit from a one-day leadership retreat to kick start the creation of a strategic plan. Capacity Partners’ trained facilitators can lead productive retreats so that your organizational leadership can move forward on important strategic challenges.

Plan Implementation Support

A strategic plan comes to life with a detailed implementation plan that includes annual objectives, metrics, budget parameters, and work plans per department and board committee. Effective organizations integrate their strategic plan into board meetings, program objectives, and operations so that it becomes the underpinning of their success. Capacity Partners understands it can be challenging to implement a strategic plan and is prepared to support your nonprofit leadership as it creates and utilizes a detailed work plan.

Comprehensive Strategic Planning

A strategic plan can … and should … be more than a fancy binder full of grandiose ideas that gathers dust on a shelf in the executive director’s office. Strategic planning, when done well, answers three core questions? Who are we? Where are we going? How are we going to get there? Our knowledgeable, experienced consultants will guide your nonprofit organization through the four stages of developing a comprehensive strategic plan:

1) Confirming your organization’s foundation: your mission, vision and values;

2) Conducting a current situational analysis to examine external trends and opportunities, internal strengths and areas needing improvement, etc;

3) Setting strategic direction for a 3 or 5-year period, with specific goals and strategies; and

4) Creating a detailed implementation plan with annual measurable objectives and work plans.

Strategic Update

Sometimes an organization doesn’t need to complete the entire four-stage process of a full strategic plan because its current plan remains mostly relevant and requires only an update. Capacity Partners’ Strategic Update is an abbreviated planning process that looks at what still works and what needs to be changed. If you’re not sure if your organization needs an updated or comprehensive strategic plan, Capacity Partners can help you determine what will meet the unique needs of your nonprofit.

Strategic Planning

We’re leaders in comprehensive organizational planning, strategic updates, and streamlining processes for organizations.

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Fundraising

We specialize in capital campaigns, feasibility studies, major gifts and wealth screening, and comprehensive development planning.

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Board Development

Our team has tremendous experience with board retreats, board governance review and redesign, and board training.

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Management Consulting

We focus on leadership coaching, operational analysis, executive search support, and general nonprofit management assistance.

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