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  • Strategy made easy: simple steps to producing your strategic plan

    Do you have a strategic plan that's gathering dust on a shelf? Are you about to write a new one or maybe your very first? Learn how to turn your plans into actions that will maximise your impact and will help you not just survive but grow!

  • Why do strategic analysis?

    The value and benefits of strategic analysis of the external environment.

  • Stakeholder analysis

    Understanding what your stakeholders need and how to deal with their needs is fundamental to strategy development.

  • How to innovate

    In a tough marketplace, organisations and individuals have to be innovative in order to provide better products and services than their competitors. This ‘How to’ provides some basic principles to develop your personal and organisational attitude to innovation regardless of the size of your income or supporter base. 

  • Strategy maps

    A strategy map is a tool to help stakeholders visualise and get hooked into the strategy.

  • PEST analysis

    A simple way of exploring what's going on in your external environment.

  • Decision-making matrix

    Sometimes deciding between strategic options is really tough. This matrix can help you weigh up different strategic options to make an informed, objective decision.

  • Developing strategic options

    Choosing the right strategic options for your charity or non profit organisation, following your analysis.

  • What is future foresight

    Explores foresight or the strategic analysis process of looking at your operating environment and identifying trends that could affect you.

  • New thinking on outcomes-focused strategy

    An article stimulating new thinking on outcomes-focused strategy by Dr Richard Piper, former head of strategy and impact, NCVO.

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