Planning as Dynamic as the Times

Posted April 28, 2017 on the "Philanthropy Front and Center" blog hosted by the Washington DC Foundation Center.


"I think that for many of us, the dramatic changes in our nation’s political, economic, social and philanthropic landscapes have made us stop and think: Are we managing our organizations today using potentially outdated plans crafted years ago? Do we feel caught or restricted by strategies and objectives developed when our operating landscape might have been completely different? Is that the smartest way we can serve the communities or causes we support?

Dynamic times call for dynamic planning models. Rigid strategic plans created with three and five-year time horizons are not as useful as they were in the past. What is needed now is a new approach that focuses more on thoughtful planning rather than on the resulting plan itself. We must embrace a philosophy recognizing that decision making informed by constant learning is what leads to strategic action and lasting impact."

For the complete post, visit "Philanthropy Front and Center."

Marshall Ginn will present a free training seminar on strategic planning on Tuesday May 9th at the Foundation Center.  For more information, click on this link. 

Photograph by Marshall H. Ginn (c) 2014

Photograph by Marshall H. Ginn (c) 2014