We believe that strategic planning is crucial to the long-term success of any charity or not-for-profit organisation. We don’t subscribe to a rigid process, but we do strongly recommend that these features are included in a good strategic planning process.
- Input from staff, trustees, volunteers and other stakeholders such as service users and partners
- Horizon scanning in order to understand what’s happening now in the external environment and what could be emerging in the future
- Comprehensive Organisational Strengths Review to identify internal strengths and weaknesses
- Review or development of organisational vision, mission and Theory of Change
- Development of strategic options supported by robust research and financial modelling
- Development of organisational goals over an agreed timeframe which are realistic and achievable
- Identification of strategies for achieving the identified goals
- Agreement to success measures/KPIs and how you will measure progress
- Review of risks to achieving the plan and agree mitigations
- Development of a financial plan that mirrors the strategic plan
Eastside Primetimers provides a full strategic planning service covering all the points above that is adapted to your business model, the size of your organisation, how long your organisation has been operating and the external environment you operate within. We will provide you with a Project Lead who will manage your relationship with us from start to finish and handle any issues that arise. The Project Lead will call on consultants within our membership to ensure you have the expertise your organisation needs to develop a strategy that works for you. We have strategic planning experts based across the country so you can have a consultant who understands your local context.
Following the development of a strategic plan, you may find yourself with a range of actions to be implemented to meet your new strategic goals. Eastside Primetimers can support your implementation including:
- Annual planning and annual reviews
- Marketing and communications plans
- Income generation strategies
- Earned income feasibility studies and business plans
- Fundraising plans
- Merger advice and facilitation
- IT/digital planning
- Organisational restructures to align staff teams with goals of new strategy
- Board training, away days, and recruitment
- Facilitation of meetings
- Impact and social value measurement and management
How can we help you?
If you’d like to discuss your strategy, please call now on 0207 250 8334 or email email@example.com to arrange a conversation with one of our specialists.