This handbook provides the required skills of strategic planning for nonprofit organisations.

Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organisations is probably most useful for long-range physical needs of development organisations. Every development or charitable organisation wants to survive and prosper. To do so, it must respond and adjust to the social, economic and political environment and the changes therein.

Changes in the outside environment occur constantly, even in stable societies, for example as a result of technological advancements or new economic policies (e.g. open market). Strategic planning is therefore a necessity in every kind of organisation, be it a nonprofit, a government, community based, political or business institution.

This handbook is designed to help development organisations to focus their energy and to ensure that members and beneficiaries work towards the same goals. It will help organisations to assess and adjust their direction in response to the changing environment.