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Chapter Corner: Prepare for Next Year Early: Strategic Financial Planning

Chapter Corner: Prepare for Next Year Early: Strategic Financial Planning

In September, I shared how chapters could avoid being in problem-solving mode by spending more time with upfront planning and even orchestrating how your board and committees serve professionals. Many chapters have annual one-day planning meetings in which the president invites the board, committee members, sponsoring organizations, and interested members to partake in critical discussions to revisit the vision and mission, conduct high-level analyses, and design goals and tactics for communications, finance, membership, programming, and public relations.

Knowledge Worker</br>Bridging the Gap between Ends and Means: The Role of Strategy–Part 2

Knowledge Worker
Bridging the Gap between Ends and Means: The Role of Strategy–Part 2

What, then, is strategy? Is it a plan? Does it refer to how we will obtain the ends we seek? Is it a position taken? Just as military forces might take the high ground prior to engaging the enemy, might a business take the position of low-cost provider? Or does strategy refer to perspective, to the view one takes of matters, and to the purposes, directions, decisions, and actions stemming from this view? Last, does strategy refer to a pattern in our decisions and actions?