Strategic Growth Guide

Strategic Growth Guide for Nonprofit Organizations is a standardized assessment tool that benchmarks where each management system in an organization is relative to the developmental cycle of a nonprofit organization. Executive Leaders, along with other staff and/or Board members, can use this guide to determine their organization’s overall stage of development (Idea, Start-Up, Growth, or Established) and to assess whether the development of internal management systems is aligned with their overall development. Ten management dimensions are captured in the tool. This tool is commonly used as part of our strategic planning process.

How to Use the Results: These overall results should be integrated into the consideration of the organization’s strengths and weaknesses. As choices about strategic priorities are determined, the results can be used to inform choices around capacity building. For example, if leadership determines that they want to strengthen marketing efforts, returning to the detailed assessment for marketing can guide the discussion about specifically how to improve in this area.