4 edition of Strategic Planning in Social Service Organizations found in the catalog.
May 1, 2001
by Canadian Scholars Press
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||233|
Given the growing number of social service organizations and the consequent complexity of their structures, there is a need for these organisations to adopt formal management techniques. Strategic planning is one of such - a valuable strategic management tool and one of its main objectives is to make organizations more effective. Strategic planning for nonprofits is my area of interest and this book is the best ever written guide for practitioners, consultants, and researchers interested in the process and implementation of strategic planning in nonprofit (and public organizations).
Strategic Planning In Local Government: 4 Real-World Examples. Cities have started to adopt the same strategic planning process as the private sector over the last few years. With tightened budgets, it’s critical that city governments can accomplish as much as possible with fewer resources. Einsweiler, a). When the strategic planning process works, it helps an organization create its future (Goodstein, Pfeiffer and Nolan, ). Strategic planning can also be considered a process of exploration. Wilkinson () describes strategic planning in terms of planning a trip. The questions that are addressed.
Strategic planning is the process of documenting and establishing a direction of your small business—by assessing both where you are and where you’re going. The strategic plan gives you a place to record your mission, vision, and values, as well as your long-term goals and the action plans you’ll use to reach them. The book has recent updates relevant to new policies effecting nonprofit organizations. Although it is primarily focused on the US context, there is ample treatment of NGOs and other topics like social entrepreneurship that have a broader application.
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Strategic Planning in Social Service Organizations: A Practical Guide Paperback – May 1, by Gayla Rogers (Author), Donna S Finley (Author), John R Galloway (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating See all 2 formats and editions5/5(1).
Strategic planning is a key management process in nonprofit organizations and a collaborative methodology for addressing complex community needs.
This entry presents an overview of strategic planning, with dual emphasis on the content and format of the final product. Introduces and demonstrates a systematic approach for undertaking effective strategic planning in the social services sector.
Practical, field-tested frameworks and worksheets for improving an organisation's strategic and long-term focus, and enhancing the rigour of its decision-making, supplement the material.
The book is a combination of a introduction to strategy and a tool kit for developing a strategic plan. The book is divided into three sections. The first section covers preparing for strategic planning, environment scanning, and provides an introduction to the three different types of strategy formulation (analytical, visionary and incremental).Cited by: A case study of a social service organization is used to illustrate seven primary steps in planning.
An accompanying CD-ROM contains worksheets, checklists, and tables that are useful for designing and implementing strategic plans.
Bryson, John M. The purposes of this book are to help social work/human service students and professionals: understand the relevance and benefits of strategic planning within the non-profit sector; understand the strategic planning process, expected outcomes and what is involved in undertaking a strategic planning initiative; provide a practical guide for undertaking a strategic planning process as "informed Author: Gayla Rogers PhD, Donna Finley, John R.
Galloway MBA. In this fourth edition of his perennial bestseller Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations, Bryson provides the most updated version of his thoughtful strategic planning model and outlines the reasons public and nonprofit organizations must embrace strategic planning to improve their s: Strategic planning is a valuable strategic management tool and one of its main objectives is to make organizations more effective.
Therefore, the research has been conducted in. Strategic planning assumes complex social phenomena can be understood, that means can be connected to ends and their re- lationships predicted, that alternative means can be identified, and that a "best" means can be selected, implemented, and.
Strategic planning has become a fairly routine and common practice at all levels of government in the United States and elsewhere. It can be part of the broader practice of strategic management that links planning with implementation.
Strategic planning can be applied to organizations, collaborations, functions (e.g., transportation or health), and to places ranging from. Thus, our main objective is to analyze the degree of implementation of strategic planning in social service organizations in Portugal and the impact of higher or lower degrees of adoption of those techniques on organizational effectiveness.
LITERATURE REVIEW. The essential planning resource and framework for nonprofit leaders. Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations is the comprehensive, practical guide to building and sustaining a more effective organization.
Solid strategy is now more important than ever, and this book provides a clear framework for designing and implementing an effective and efficient planning s: A DEFINITION OF STRATEGIC PLANNING Strategic planning is a tool for organizing the present on the basis of the projections of the desired future.
That is, a strategic plan is a road map to lead an organization from where it is now to where it would like to be in five or ten years. It is necessary to have a strategic plan for your chapter or. This Chapter on the strategic management and strategic planning process provide an insight on the basic knowledge on what is strategy and strategic management.
it further provide the strategic. Strategic Planning for Social Impact. Note: This article was written early in my consulting practice. Seven years later, my thinking and writing on strategic planning are deeper, more nuanced, and, well, more strategic ().). As examples, I define anchors of strategy and discuss why nonprofit organizations need to invest in strategic planning.
The Social Services Division Strategic Plan clearly outlines goals, actions and performance mea- surements that will result in achievements directly experienced by the community. The targets for the next four years are responsive, responsible and realistic thanks to input received from custom- ers, com¬munity partners and staff.
In this article, we examine the role that formal strategic planning plays in determining the success of strategy implementation in a set of more than public service organizations from Canada. This manual offers a framework for strategic planning with suggestions developed specifi- cally for nonprofit organizations dedicated to AIDS advocacy and prevention.
Those who already have experience with strategic planning will find this a useful refresher and “source book” of fundamental techniques.
This strategic plan is a response to the many challenges we face. Our Role: A Catalyst for Community Transformation The assessment of Family Services and Hudson Valley Mental Health during the strategic planning process showed that both organizations are widely recognized for excellence in operating effective and.
The book is also useful in that it includes case studies from nonprofits engaged in strategic planning, along with alternative approaches to strategic planning.
This book works well, not only for the n Extremely well organized and executed, I found this book very helpful in laying out how to do strategic planning/5(6).
"The new edition of Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations brings two needed gifts to this field: An excellent summary of the principles and theory behind leading and managing in a strategic way, and a solid process and great set of tools, which leaders and future leaders can use to make their institutions more responsive and effective."Reviews: A.
Strategic Planning Session Agenda 9 B. Strategic Plan Format 11 C. Objectives, Responsibilities and Targets C Objectives, Responsibilities and Targets (Completed Sample) 15 D. Individual Objectives, Summary/Status Report 17 E.
Information Resources 19 _____ INTRODUCTION This publication introduces you to strategic planning.Strategic planning is a disciplined effort to produce decisions and actions that guide and shape what the organization is, what it does, and why it does it (Bryson, ).
Both strategic planning and long range planning cover several years.