Who is responsible for updating a strategic plan

In the Bridgespan Group’s work developing strategic plans with clients, we’ve often heard a collective sigh of relief when the planning process is over. Strategic planning is hard work (see "Zeroing In On Impact").

It involves articulating the results for which the organization will hold itself accountable and the actions it will take to get there.

This six-step guide can help you and your organization create a path toward implementation.

It provides strategies and tools nonprofits can use to implement their strategic plans in an effort to achieve impact year after year.

Hold regular follow-up meetings to discuss the plan’s implementation.

Meeting frequency depends on your company, but it’s common to schedule more meetings in the first several months and eventually spread them out as progress on implementation gains momentum.

However no one organization is alike and you may decide to fast track your process or slow it down.Make sure everyone understands how the plan delivers on your vision and business strategy.Focus especially on communicating regularly with employees responsible for accomplishing specific tasks.These other kinds of planning, some of which are confused with strategic planning, are intended for specific parts, functions or processes within the organization.All of these other types of planning should be guided and informed by the strategic plan.

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