Planning and strategy

An organisational strategy is a set of principles and assumptions about how the organisation will achieve its mission in the coming years. This includes how the organisation will set its priorities, interact with its environment and deal with change.

NCVO has a number of ways in which it can provide support and resources to help organisations plan their strategy and achieve their goals. 

Information and guidance

NCVO Knowhow Nonprofit is our main advice and support website and the ‘go to’ place for social learning in the voluntary sector. You'll find anything from expert advice and top tips to crowd-sourced how-to guides and online training courses on any area of voluntary sector management.

View our strategy resources on Knowhow Nonprofit.

Studyzone video training courses

Studyzone is our video training platform, and is free for NCVO members. Watch our courses on organisational strategy straight from your desk:

Training and events

NCVO runs regular training courses on strategy and planning, including:

  • Strategy for growth and development
  • Writing successful bids
  • Developing a winning campaign strategy and plan.

Take a look at our event listing for our upcoming training courses.

Consultancy support

At NCVO we offer bespoke, specialist advice on strategy to voluntary and community organisations striving to make a difference. 

Quality Standards

Our quality marks offer your organisation and/or service an externally verified seal of approval recognised by commissioners and funders, which publicly demonstrates your commitment to continuous improvement.

Read more about our different accreditations and how they can help your organisation.

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