Envisioning Organizations and Strategic Planning

Strategic planning offers many benefits for organizations. Therefore, when creating an organization, it is important to not only consider its purpose and mission, but also the strategic plan for fulfilling that purpose. For this Discussion, you consider your vision for a non-profit or government organization and reflect on how strategic planning might benefit the organization.

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Post a description of your vision for a non-profit or government organization. Include the organization’s mission statement. Then, explain how strategic planning might benefit this organization. Include how you might plan for the organization to have a positive impact on the future.

Required Readings

Bryson, J. M. (2018). Strategic planning for public and nonprofit organizations: A guide to strengthening and sustaining organizational achievement (5th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

  • Chapter 1, “Why Strategic Planning is More Important Than Ever” (pp. 3–34)This chapter explores the definition and purpose of strategic planning. It also examines benefits and provides examples of strategic planning within three different organizations.

Bryson, J. M. (2010). The future of public and nonprofit strategic planning in the United States. Public Administration Review, 70(s1), s255–s267.
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.
This article examines the importance of strategic planning in public and non-profit organizations. It also explores the future of organizational strategic planning.

Free Management Library. (n.d.). All about strategic planning. Retrieved June 14, 2014, from http://managementhelp.org/strategicplanning/index….
This website provides basic information on strategic planning, including what it is, potential benefits, when it should be conducted, and guidelines for use. It also offers links to additional resources.