Without strategy, charities and social enterprises will struggle to create impact. This guidance shares how NPC approaches strategy development and includes our strategy triangle, which has been specially tailored for the charity sector.
Strategy for impact
NPC’s practical approach to strategy development for charities
This guidance shares how NPC approaches strategy development and provides charities with a framework for thinking about the strategy process.
It includes our strategy triangle which brings together a number of different models and frameworks in a tool which has been specially tailored for the charity sector.
Strategy is not one-size-fits-all. But whatever the situation, we see strategy as being live rather than done, dusted and filed. It is a process and way of delivering mission as much as a product.
This guidance reflects the lessons learnt from our years of experience helping charities and funders develop strategy. We support organisations at various points throughout the strategy process, from full strategy reviews through to work on theory of change and internal capabilities. From every assignment we learn more about the characteristics of successful organisations and what drives good strategies.
NPC’s comprehensive and thoughtful assessment helped management and trustees to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the Society, and to identify future actions. The process was constructive, and we have since used the team again to support us in developing our theory of change.
Michelle Mitchell, Chief Executive, MS Society
NPC’s Strategy for impact was originally published 2014. We updated it with our latest thinking in March 2017.