Strategic planning

Strategic planning

What is strategic planning?

Strategic planning is designing a desired future and developing strategies for realizing it. The planning process gives important guidelines for making everyday business decisions and creates a template against which decisions can be evaluated. Strategic planning asks three simple but very important questions.

  • Where is your organization going?
  • What impacts the organization (both internally and externally) from going forward?
  • How will you accomplish and measure your goals?

Why is strategic planning important for American Mensa?

As American Mensa grows in size and complexity, the board has to manage this growth while it carries out its duties on behalf of the corporation: setting its policies and priorities and determining the organization's financial commitments.

A solid strategic plan helps American Mensa better define the authority and responsibility of the board of directors, officers, committees and staff, as well as set tangible goals — goals that will be important to the ongoing growth and development of the organization — and define measurements for the success of these goals.

View American Mensa's Strategic Plan

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