Strategic Planning & Development for Associations and NFP organisations

Without strategic planning and development, your association or NFP is essentially directionless. Our service helps you to find your direction and take the next step.

Our services in Strategic Planning and Development revolve around four critical questions:

  • Do you have a strategic plan?
  • Is it being used or referred to by the Committee or Board during Board meetings?
  • How are management, staff and the board implementing your strategic plan?
  • How do you measure the effectiveness of the strategic plan?

Strategic planning is crucial to any association or not-for-profit organisation. Our service will illustrate the importance of your plan and its implementation. We go beyond merely planning and developing your strategies, we assist you in implementing these strategies, by working with key stakeholders and staff to ensure an association-wide buy-in.

How would AES facilitate the development of your strategic plan?

  1. We assess previous strategic plans and their       effectiveness
  2. Identify current operational objectives
  3. Assess the organisation's capability and sustainability
  4. We facilitate the Board Strategic planning day(s)
  5. From the Board planning day and input from staff and other stakeholders we develop a strategic plan.
  6. We can offer our Board coaching service to assist Boards in the use and review of their strategic plan.

Our AES Strategic Planning Consultants are some of the most experienced NFP professionals in Australia.  

Contact us on 03 8393 9382  for a discussion about how our strategic planning services can make a difference to your organisation.

Benchmark the strength of your strategic plan with 600 Associations in Australia

We have access to some of the latest thinking in strategic planning for NFP's in Australia. We have been collecting data on the effectiveness of strategic planning for over 10 years. We know what works and we bring this knowledge to your project.   

Review of the existing strategic plan

By reviewing any existing plans, we get an idea of your central goals and how the current plan is working and achieving the overall intent. Sometimes there is no plan so we start from the beginning and help build your strategic plan and/or business plan

Interviews of key staff and board/council members

No matter how good a strategic plan is, it cannot succeed without complete buy-in from key staff and the board members. This stage is imperative in ensuring that everyone is on the same page and prepared to back the plan.

Facilitation of workshop with board/council and key staff

If your association has never worked off a strategic plan, a workshop will be essential in teaching key staff members about how to formulate and implement one.

Development of draft strategic plan

This stage will be collaborative. Your input will be essential in creating a strategic plan that can be actioned, financed and achieve your goals.

Assistance and advice on the use of the strategic plan

A strategic plan is just a piece of paper until it is actioned. Doing so can be far more difficult than you think, and we provide you with the tools you need to make your vision a reality.

Review of the use of the strategic plan in board meetings

So many strategic plans end up being forgotten about because they aren’t brought up during board meetings. The strategic plan needs to be a central talking point of every board meeting, and we can show you how to do that.

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Need more information?

Phone us on 03 8393 9382 or register your details and we will be in touch.

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