The Cultural Data Project (CDP) offers tools to track your performance.

Make sure you have organizational alignment. The NEA offers a check-list to help you carry out a self-assessment.

“This article demonstrates why sophisticated organizations will choose to shift their focus beyond marketing and become constituent-centered.”

Are you stressed about how much is on your to do list?


This article from Stanford Social Innovation provides a fresh take on strategy by looking back to strategy’s historical roots. The need for flexible and adaptive strategies is underlined.

TCC Group presents a paper outlining ten detailed keys to improve your organization’s strategic planning. Within the keys are strategies for senior leadership, establishing planning committees, and the necessity of board and staff sharing responsibilities.

Michael Kaiser reviews a conversation he feels has been cycled with arts nonprofit board members all too much. Arguments on the core concepts of planning the strategic, overarching operations for an arts organization are presented.

Need help in developing the basis of your strategic plan? This blog post provides you with strategies to help you generate ideas and goals about how your organization can reach its vision.

The purpose of any museum or organization is value creation. Good strategy supports a unique value proposition.

Are there current audience needs that aren’t being met? Looking at what you do and what your competitors offer can allow you to find new opportunities to improve your unique value proposition.

When applying for a loan, your organization may want to assess if strategy is sound. The NFF Triangle gives you a framework to balance mission, capacity, and capital.

This book provides a very thorough view of strategic planning. The wide range of topics covered traverse several critical activities across a healthy timeline.