|Title||Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations : A Guide to Strengthening and Sustaining Organizational Achievement (4th Edition)|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||Bryson, John M.|
|Keywords||management, Nonprofit organizations, nonprofits, Public administration, Strategic planning|
[Excerpt] How can the leaders and managers of public and nonprofit organizations cope with the challenges that confront their organizations, now and in the years ahead? How should they respond to the increasingly uncertain and interconnected environments in which their organizations operate? How should they respond to dwindling or unpredictable resources; new public expectations or formal mandates; demographic changes; deregulation or reregulation; upheavals in international, national, state, and local economies and polities; and new roles for public, nonprofit, and business organizations, including calls for them to collaborate more often? What should their organizations' missions be? How can they create greater and more enduring public value? How can they build on organizational strengths and take advantage of opportunities while minimizing organizational weaknesses and overcoming challenges to their organizations? How can they formulate desirable strategies and implement them effectively? These are the questions this book addresses.