The Board Member's Guide to Strategic Planning: A Practical Approach to Strengthening Nonprofit Organizations (Hardcover)

Author: Howe, Fisher

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Nonprofit board members know that strategic planning can lay the foundation for strong governance, sound management, effective fund raising, and the solid evaluation of mission fulfillment. Unfortunately, board members also often avoid strategic planning - citing everything from lack of time and consultant cost to questioning the value of strategic planning if "things are going so well". This quick, easy-to-use, compact guide for busy nonprofit board members - written by Fisher Howe, a veteran board member and sought-after consultant to nonprofits - demonstrates how strategic planning need not be tedious, irrelevant, or expensive. In fact, it shows how strategic planning can generate interest, enthusiasm, and pride in the performance of an organization. Fisher Howe's practical, no-nonsense approach demystifies the often intimidating strategic planning process, shows why it is essential, and provides detailed instructions for successful execution. Offering illustrative examples and straightforward action steps, Howe guides board members through each critical phase.

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Publisher Jossey-Bass
Mfg Part# 9780787908256
SKU 30145514
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0787908258
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.25L x 0.5T
Praise
"Finally a strategic planning book that doesn't use consultant jargon espousing the latest flavor of the month. Straight talk with real life examples gives nonprofit boards and staff a case and road map for strategic planning." -Charles E. Snyder, president, National Cooperative Bank|"The Board Member's Guide to Strategic Planning is the result of Fisher Howe's robust commitment to the trustees and executives who serve nonprofit organizations. Superbly organized with nine actual case studies, uncomplicated in format and language, the book is one of the year's most important calls to action." -Peter B. Relic, president, National Association of IndepAndent Schools|"A must read for board members looking to strengthen their nonprofit organizations. Fisher Howe's enthusiasm, insight, and ability to clearly articulate the whats and hows of effective strategic planning provides the reader with the tools to strengthen governance and manage effectively, which leads to results. The Board Member's Guide to Strategic Planning is a welcome addition to the literature currently available." -Lawrence W. Reger, president, National Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Property|"How often do you get a book on management that holds your interest? Fisher Howe makes it a 'good read', and you learn. Don't pass it up." -Robert W. Munson, president Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
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Editors Note Nonprofit board members know that strategic planning can lay the foundation for strong governance, sound management, effective fund raising, and the solid evaluation of mission fulfillment. Unfortunately, board members also often avoid strategic planning - citing everything from lack of time and consultant cost to questioning the value of strategic planning if "things are going so well". This quick, easy-to-use, compact guide for busy nonprofit board members - written by Fisher Howe, a veteran board member and sought-after consultant to nonprofits - demonstrates how strategic planning need not be tedious, irrelevant, or expensive. In fact, it shows how strategic planning can generate interest, enthusiasm, and pride in the performance of an organization. Fisher Howe's practical, no-nonsense approach demystifies the often intimidating strategic planning process, shows why it is essential, and provides detailed instructions for successful execution. Offering illustrative examples and straightforward action steps, Howe guides board members through each critical phase.
Editors Note 1 Fisher Howe's enthusiasm, insight, and ability to clearly articulate the whats and hows of effective strategic planning provides the reader with the tools to strenghten governance and manage effectively, which leads to results.|--Lawrence W. Reger, president, National Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Property|Howe's practical, no-nonsense approach demystifies the often intimidating planning process, showing why it is essential and providing detailed instructions for successful execution. Presenting illustrative examples and straightforward action steps, Howe guides board members through each critical step, from preparing and conducting the planning to production of strategic and operational plans. A quick, compact guide for busy nonprofit board members by a veteran board member and sought-after consultant to non-profits.
Editors Note 2 Fisher Howe's enthusiasm, insight, and ability to clearly articulate the whats and hows of effective strategic planning provides the reader with the tools to strenghten governance and manage effectively, which leads to results.|--Lawrence W. Reger, president, National Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Property |Howe's practical, no-nonsense approach demystifies the often intimidating planning process, showing why it is essential and providing detailed instructions for successful execution. Presenting illustrative examples and straightforward action steps, Howe guides board members through each critical step, from preparing and conducting the planning to production of strategic and operational plans. A quick, compact guide for busy nonprofit board members by a veteran board member and sought-after consultant to non-profits.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0144
Publisher Jossey-Bass

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