A recipe for successful strategic planning includes a lot of future dreams and visions, a hint of realism and when mixed well and planned with a group of key volunteers, the result is ambitious but realistic strategic plan for the next three years. The five elements can be either completed all at the same time, or one element at a time. The strategic planning team can consist of e.g. board members, other key volunteers or alumni advisors like former Board Presidents.
Why it is important to do Strategic Planning -NAs and Chapters are very good at planning programmes and annual work plans, but longer-term planning is something NAs and Chapters have found more challenging.
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