The Soapbox and Toolbox for New York State's Nonprofits

Strategic Planning

SP_Mission_and_Values.pngSetting the course for the future is one of the key responsibilities of a board of directors. Strategic planning can be a daunting and overwhelming task for organizations to manage on their own, but NYCON can help you turn a long, drawn out planning process, into a clear task-centered project.  Our experienced and professional team members have worked with organizations large and small with missions that include arts and culture, housing and community development, health and human services, and more.  Strategic planning is a vital tool that enables all organizations to build consensus, establish priorities, and develop a road map. 

 Specific services may include:

  • Developing the Plan to Plan: NYCON can help you design a planning process that meets your budget, timeline, and goals. 
  • Data Collection: NYCON can help you develop and implement surveys, conduct interviews, or evaluate your program and budget data. 
  • Facilitation: NYCON will guide your organization through the process and help you build a common framework for decision-making.  We balance the need for a participatory process with the goal of developing a strategic plan on time and on budget.
  • Plan Development: NYCON can draft your strategic plan and work with your organization to develop a final document that you can be proud of.
  • Monitoring and Implementation Assistance: NYCON can help ensure you keep your strategic plan alive by helping you monitor your progress or guiding your board, committees, or staff through the implementation of one or more elements of the plan.


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NYCON develops and promotes an effective and vibrant charitable nonprofit community throughout New York State.  We strengthen organizational capacity, act as an advocate and unifying voice, help to inform philanthropic giving, and conduct research and planning to demonstrate relevance and impact.