We all know strategy is important – but how do you get it right?
Here six SVA Consulting directors share their experience on how to create and implement successful strategies in the not-for-profit sector. They explore a range of points.
Critical factors in developing strategy include the importance of being crystal clear about your purpose (or mission) and aligning everything you do with it. It also requires clearly articulating what success looks like in terms of the impact you want to have.
Good strategy involves considering the ecosystem and other players in that system, as well as planning for how to grow impact.
Successful implementation requires a high degree of ownership and accountability for the strategy as well as it being perceived as a flexible and agile tool.