Do you know where your charity is going, and how to get there?
Good, well-structured planning is essential for every organisation if you want to achieve your goals. Planning for the future will keep your organisation efficient and adaptable, help you manage change, and enable you to deal better with tomorrow’s unforeseeable challenges.
This comprehensive guide will help you develop a robust business strategy, a business plan, a plan for change, or any other strategic plan you need to guide your organisation where it needs to go.
Who should buy this book?
If you’re interested in the future of your organisation, this book will help guide the way.
It’s essential reading for chief executives, trustees and managers, but will also be useful for anyone interested in how to plan ahead to be more effective and efficient.
What does it cover?
This guide features advice from one of the sector’s leading strategic thinkers and is packed with tools and case studies that show you how to put it into practice.
- Get started with strategic planning, even when it seems overwhelming.
- Learn to provide strong leadership, without alienating your staff or supporters.
- How to take your organisation in new directions in response to need or when you change your core offer.
- How to plan for difficult times ahead, just in case.
‘Here’s a really easy to read and understand book that will help you create a great strategy and plan.’ Paul Farmer, Chief Executive, Mind
‘A valuable place to start the business planning process for anybody in a small organisation trying to adopt a more strategic approach. Down-to-earth, practical and full of useful exercises.’ Peter Maple, Course Director, South Bank University
About the author
Alan Lawrie is a well-known and highly respected independent consultant and trainer. Before moving into consultancy he worked in management roles in the voluntary sector and the public sector. His specialises in strategy, business planning, commissioning and organisational development. He has written several books for DSC including the bestselling Business and Strategic Planning now in its 4th edition and never out of print since it was first published in 1988, Collaborative Working, Creating and Managing New Projects and Developing Your Organisation.
If you buy Business and Strategic Planning, you will receive a free copy of Collaborative Working.
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