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Strategic Thinking

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.

Forget the SWOT Analysis: Reasons and Alternatives

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 AlexandrosBryann Alexandros

Rethinking Nonprofit Strategy Part 1: Cross-disciplinary Teams

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 AlexandrosBryann Alexandros

What Books Must Design-Inspired Nonprofit Leaders Read?

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…

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