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What’s your philosophy and approach to strategic planning?

“What’s your philosophy and approach to strategic planning?” That’s the question I was asked in a recent tender document and it made me think about some of the principles that underpin how I work with clients to help them develop their plans. 2 of my favourite planning quotes: “Plans are nothing, planning is everything” (Eisenhower) … Continue reading

Many Business Plans need to be much SMARTer

It ought to be simple, really.  Plans should be a statement of how you will achieve your objectives, by a particular date.  So, you might assume that an effective plan would comprise at least the following: The actions required to achieve the objectives The date(s) by when the actions must be completed The resources required … Continue reading

Lead and Lag Indicators. What they are and what they mean for Third Sector organisations.

One of the interesting conversations I had at the recent Data4Good Conference was on performance management. We were discussing the need for a set of performance indicators that a charity could use to get early warnings of performance issues as well as being able to track outcomes and impacts. One of the participants said she … Continue reading

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