Strategic Planning

What do we intend to accomplish?
What challenges us?
What does our current situation make possible?

Strategic planning is the process of aligning the resources you have with the results you intend, in the context of likely conditions. For the board, the planning process itself is usually more important than any documents the process produces. Strategic planning clarifies goals, spotlights measureable performance, and provides opportunity for innovation.

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