I found Rob Sheehan's new book Mission Impact, a practical guide to strategic and operational planning. It's not a theoretical treatise, thank goodness, but an essential step-by-step process to help the nonprofit CEO or board work through and develop a game-changing strategic plan.— Edward F. Leonard, PhD, President,
Mission Impact Breakthrough Strategies for Nonprofits By Robert M. Sheehan, Jr., PhD
It’s time to jump-start your nonprofit’s vision. Get your team working together more creatively and strategically. Design strategies that will lead it to breakthrough performance in mission impact.
Beginning with a discussion of exactly what strategy is, Mission Impact will empower you to design, develop, and implement breakthrough strategies that increase your nonprofit’s mission impact and improve the quality of life for others—after all, that’s why you’re in “business,” isn’t it?
It is a complete guide for designing and carrying out a strategy development process for your nonprofit organization. It will help you understand how to apply the concepts presented, with a fresh look at:
- Key steps a strategy
development group goes through in creating a strategy
- How to create an
aspirational vision that will guide your organization to breakthrough
- Five-year strategic stretch
goals designed to catapult your organization toward its vision
- The issues senior management
should consider as it implements strategy
- How to design a process to
fit the needs of your organization
- The factors your organization should consider as it designs a strategy development process
Drawing from the author’s more than thirty years of experience in the nonprofit world as a practitioner, academic, volunteer, and consultant, Mission Impact fuels strategic change, offering expert insight into how the process of strategy development will guide your nonprofit toward its desired future.