We are proud to present the Nonprofit Partnership’s Strategic Plan for 2016-2021. Since our inception in 1993, we have become a place of support for those committed to the nonprofit sector. Over the years, thousands of nonprofit professionals, board members, volunteers and staff have received the resources that they needed to be successful and thrive.
We know that the key to success as a nonprofit organization lies in its strategic focus. This is especially true given a number of factors, including:
As of April 2015 there were more than 1.5 million U.S. nonprofits. A 2010 report from the Weingart Foundation showed that the number of nonprofits in LA County had doubled since 1995.
In order to achieve significant impact the strategic nonprofit must concentrate its efforts.
The ability to logically and persuasively present the nonprofit’s “case” to potential volunteers, donors, and funders means that clear strategic focus is imperative.
Leveraging and Coalitions
No single organization acting alone will ever have as much impact as the sum total of the synergy created by targeted coalition and partnership building with other organizations.
Ours is an exponentially changing society and the successful nonprofit must be able to make a compelling argument for change, both internally as an organizational system and externally as it expresses itself in its offerings.
These factors and many others have motivated the Nonprofit Partnership to undertake a concerted process of discussion, debate, and deliberation with the overarching goal of crafting a comprehensive Strategic Plan document to guide the organization within the years 2016 to 2021. The following document represents the collective wisdom of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director, staff, and the stakeholders of the Nonprofit Partnership.