NPO Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is the first and most vital step to achieving your organization’s goals. A thoroughly developed plan helps steer the remaining actions of your organization, from daily objectives to effective performance monitoring. The strategic plan is the foundation your organization needs.

At AMC, we understand that an efficient organization starts with implementing effective strategic planning. 

Given the steady change in volunteer directors, periodic nonprofit strategic planning sessions are even more critical for volunteer associations than for profit-seeking corporations. And yet, until recently, few associations have taken the time to conduct this serious planning exercise.

That’s why NPO Strategic Planning is full of valuable resources related to how to start and what to do next. We will help you and your team analyze and conceptualize the goals, opportunities, and priorities that will move your organization into the future through unique and deliberate discussions.  

Learn how to develop an effective strategy that you can use to improve operations and performance and grow your organization on every level. 

AMC NPO Solutions

Our late founder, Tom Abbott Sr., B.Comm., CGA, CAE started the company in 1987 and was the Complementary Model of Board Governance architect. He was awarded the Dalton N. Murphy, CAE Award by the BC Chapter of the Canadian Society of Association Executives. 

The award was granted to him “in recognition of both outstanding and sustained contributions to the association community.”

AMC NPO Solutions specializes in providing governance training, by-law reviews and strategic planning services to not-for-profit organizations across Canada.

 Since 1987, AMC has assisted over 450 local, provincial, national and international organizations in strategic planning and board governance training, meeting facilitation and organizational effectiveness reviews.

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The Ultimate Guide to the Nonprofit Strategic Planning Process

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Failing to Plan: 8 Reasons Why NPO Strategic Planning Fails

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Your excitement is palpable. After months, and years of appealing to them, your indecisive board has finally agreed to participate in a strategic planning session. Your organization will finally benefit from strategy and forward momentum, a plan will be in place, and you will long forget yesterday’s struggles. At least, that is the hope. Strategic …

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