For many nonprofits strategic planning is a way to focus their efforts. Their fundraising strategies meet goals because they defined them in the first place. And your nonprofit may be one of these.
But be careful not to let your strategic plan own you. Don’t follow it so closely that you avoid any detour from the original plan. If you avoid promising fundraising opportunities because they aren’t part of your original plan you’re going about it all wrong.
See what we mean in the fundraising article that follows.
The Dynamic Approach to Strategic Planning [Philanthropy Journal]