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Strategy Development

DNS Mission Statement

We work relentlessly as partners with nonprofits to build organizational capacity in support of their mission,with the strength, expertise and integrity of our Professional staff and proven processes

Key Strategies

Who Needs Strategy Development?

Strategy Development is used by organizations that:

  • Need to create strategic direction for programs and services
  • Are considering opportunities to grow
  • Are facing significant changes in the marketplace
  • Need to re-affirm their purpose, mission and competencies
  • Have new leadership


 What Are The Benefits & Results?

Strategy Development is a dynamic process that creates action plans, allocates resources, measures results and makes adjustments so that strategies are realized. Its framework for informed decision-making and managing change creates:

  • Satisfied clients, because your organization develops better programs and services to meet their needs
  • Increased return on investments made by donors
  • Committed stakeholders with an understanding of your organization's purpose, values and vision
  • A motivated and prepared workforce that understands your organization's objectives, how their work impacts your clients, and how results are measured


 What Do You Get?

Strategy Development is a comprehensive planning process designed for nonprofit organizations. The process creates strategies for the allocation of resources to create value for your organization and gain a competitive advantage.

Strategy Development is different from most nonprofit strategic planning processes that often result in static documents that organizations cannot use. Strategy Development provides your organization with the tools to implement its strategies through a dynamic planning process that is responsive to results, and internal and external changes.

The process enables your organization to allocate resources and align people to strategically-important objectives by:

  • Enabling an interactive and provocative exchange among key staff and volunteers
  • Identifying the core purpose, competencies and true mission of your organization
  • Creating a long-term vision of the organization
  • Analyzing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
  • Creating key strategies
  • Developing action plans based on these strategies