The SWOT analysis — or Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats — is one of those darling strategic planning tools that people still cling to. There was also a great article at Nonprofit Hub titled Why Most SWOT Analyses Stink that speaks of the dangers of a SWOT chart if done incorrectly. I want to go up one level here. I remembe…Bryann Alexandros
Find more about nonprofit strategic planning alternatives by separating strategic thinking from planning. Insights on co-creative strategy, decision making, and alternatives to traditional planning.
We live in interesting times. How are we equipping nonprofits, NGOs, and charities with the tools and strategies to handle the world in 2016 and beyond? Let's drop the assumption that strategic planning is the default solution in the year 2016 and beyond. My alternative is to shift focus towards capability. This is the key to plan impleme…Bryann Alexandros
Why does collaboration and strategy fail for lots of nonprofits? I've been slowly unraveling clues to these neverending questions for a while. Especially in discussion groups. It couldn't just be about "the strategic plan," could it? Everyday group dynamics, innovation skill building, designing new processes: Were these not at least some…Bryann Alexandros
I love reading up on new insights and methods especially if it's going to advance the way we do things in the field. But one challenge of adaptive learning is making sense of what to read and why. See, there's lots of books on culture building, creativity, innovation, process design, design thinking, and strategy, and while the subject ma…Bryann Alexandros