Strategic Consulting > Strategic Planning

Ensure Your Team is Aligned on a Central Mission and Vision

Comprehensive, actionable strategy for your organization

Having your team aligned on a central mission and vision and how to get there is vital to achieve the most you can for the community. Whether you are updating an existing strategic plan or establishing one for the first time ever, you want to ensure that the plan will provide the framework for action, impact, and results.

CNM’s Strategic Consulting Services are customizable to meet your needs because we believe there is no one-size-fits-all approach to achieving impact on our community. We break our strategic planning process into multiple phases, and can assist you with all of the following or one or more phases as needed:

  • Conducting an internal assessment
  • Performing an Environmental Scan, and SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) and Gap Analysis
  • Developing mission and vision statements, objectives, key strategies, metrics and goals

CNM will guide your board and leadership team through the process of reviewing and developing your organization’s mission, vision, and values. To do this, we will conduct an Environmental Scan, and working from that, facilitate a SWOT and Gap Analysis with your team to inform the future direction of your organization. We will also help you navigate the questions of whether changing the phrasing of your mission, vision, and values is best. And, if so, how to make that happen in a way that leads to team cohesiveness. Stronger results can be achieved when everyone has the same destination in view.

CNM will also help determine the most important objectives for your organization to achieve over the term of your strategic plan. When you’re passionate about a cause, it’s easy to get lost in the weeds. CNM will help you step back, consider the full picture, and establish key objectives that are actionable and important to your organization.

An objective is only beneficial to your organization when it’s something you can act upon. CNM’s experts will work with you to consider how your organization is uniquely situated to tackle the problems you care about. We will also help you determine the metrics you can use to measure your progress toward meeting those objectives. CNM can work with you to determine how to operationalize the plan.

Interested in learning more about what Strategic Planning might look like for your organization? 

“CNM has been a valuable resource to our organization in various capacities over the years. Most recently, the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas contracted with CNM for our annual Board Planning Session for Board training and strategic planning facilitation. CNM was incredibly thorough throughout the planning and implementation stages to make sure our day was streamlined and our goals were met. Our Board of Directors and staff left feeling energized and with strong priorities for the coming year. We look forward to taking advantage of more services offered by CNM in the future.”

Jennifer Ford

Executive Director, Down Syndrome Guild of Texas