Strategic Planning Consulting for Nonprofits and Foundations

Unlocking the potential of nonprofits and foundations through strategic planning

Strategic Planning is essential for Nonprofits and Foundations to ensure that your stakeholders are aligned around a shared vision of the future and can mobilize the resources necessary to achieve your goals and objectives. We’ve partnered with 90+ organizations to create strategic plans and align internal stakeholders to accomplish their vision. PENN Creative Strategy helps organizations unlock their full potential.

Our approach to strategic planning acknowledges that we are all in a VUCA context (Volitatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity).  Within that context, conversations about future directions inevitably evoke passionate responses - we tap into and channel the human emotions to ensure they facilitate and do not hinder the development of bold strategy.  Strategic planning done well, is about creating change - a new story.  Change management is a big piece of strategic planning that must be intentionally addressed as part of operationalizing the plan.

As part of our work in strategic planning, we work with organizations to make explicit which voices will have what kind of influence over the planning process.  In this way, we help our clients build transparency around the process, which engenders trust in the results.

As experts in strategic planning, PENN Creative Strategy helps organizations develop actionable plans that help you maximize your mission impact to ensure your organization is well-positioned to meet the challenges of a changing external environment.


Nonprofit strategy

Strategic planning tells you where you’re going and how to get there.

Aligning people around a shared vision through strategic planning can have a significant and far-reaching impact on any nonprofit or foundation. Through strategic planning, organizations can identify and analyze opportunities for growth and development, create strategies for taking advantage of those opportunities, and create a framework or blueprint for implementation and monitoring.

Our STRATEGY & PLANNING work includes:

  • Strategic planning
  • Mergers & partnerships
  • Business planning
  • Scenario planning
  • Annual planning
  • Implementation planning
  • Strategic coaching
  • Strategy implementation
  • IDEA strategic planning
  • Theory of change
  • Fundraising strategy
  • Feasibility studies

Interested in getting training for your staff? Check out our trainings here.

Featured Articles

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What Does A Strategic Plan Cost?

by Molly Penn Strategic Planning is a term that gets used fairly frequently, but not always to refer to the same work.  As an example, lately we’ve gotten requests for strategic plans ranging from budgets of $15,000 to $150,000.   This describes a completely different scope of work.  Consulting is a time-driven business – we charge […]
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How to Create a Strategic Plan

Ever wonder what strategic planning is or how to do it? This post is for you!

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Meetings That Work

by Molly Penn A meeting is a terrible thing to waste – don’t we all want meetings that work?  How often do you leave meetings resenting the time spent there or the outcomes?  Or worse, feeling like your voice wasn’t welcomed in the space?  Have you ever left a meeting thinking “Well that was a […]

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