Strategic Planning for Public and NonProfit Organizations: A Guide to Strengthening and Sustaining Organizational Achievement

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When it was first published more than sixteen years ago, John Bryson's Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations introduced a new and thoughtful strategic planning model. Since then it has become the standard reference in the field. In this completely revised third edition, Bryson updates his perennial bestseller to help today's leaders enhance organizational effectiveness.

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Overview

When it was first published more than sixteen years ago, John Bryson's Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations introduced a new and thoughtful strategic planning model. Since then it has become the standard reference in the field. In this completely revised third edition, Bryson updates his perennial bestseller to help today's leaders enhance organizational effectiveness.

Since John Bryson's widely acclaimed Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations was first published in 1988, it has been reprinted nine times and has become the standard book in the field. This thoroughly revised edition sets the pace and combines information on leadership, strategic planning, and tools that can help leaders and followers enhance organizational achievement.

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“John Bryson provides the tools leaders need to guide organizations and collaborations through a strategic planning process. His third edition should be required reading for anyone leading a nonprofit or public organization.”
—Terri Barreiro, director, Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship, Saint John’s University, and former vice president for Community Impact of the Greater Twin Cities United Way.

“John Bryson’s book is an immensely valuable resource for leaders, professionals, researchers and other participants in public and nonprofit settings. Anyone professing competence in public and nonprofit management needs to know what Bryson says about strategic planning.”
—Hal G. Rainey, Alumni Foundation Distinguished Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, The University of Georgia, and author, Understanding and Managing Public Organizations, Third Edition

“The arrival of a new edition of this authoritative and highly usable book is very good news. Bryson explains strategic planning systematically and clearly in this valuable work.”
—Judith E. Innes, Professor of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley

“John Bryson’s book has quickly become the classic guide for making better decisions – and getting better results. The third edition introduces new concepts, like managing for results and creating public value, while maintaining the powerful, disciplined thinking of previous editions. It is an indispensable guide for anyone seeking to cope with the growing challenges of managing the tough environment of the public and nonprofit world.”
—Donald F. Kettl, Professor of Political Science and Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin – Madison; author, The Transformation of Governance: Public Administration for Twenty-First Century America and The Global Public Management Revolution

“If you are committed to the future effectiveness of your organization and the people it serves, this is the key resource book for you. John challenges our strategic thinking on the one hand, whilst providing us with practical tools to deliver meaningful strategies and plans on the other.”
—Irene Hewitt, chief executive, The Beeches Management Centre for Health and Personal Social Services, Belfast, Northern Ireland

"The new edition of Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations brings two needed gifts to this field: An excellent summary of the principles and theory behind leading and managing in a strategic way, and a solid process and great set of tools, which leaders and future leaders can use to make their institutions more responsive and effective."
—Bryan Barry, principal consultant, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation Center for Communities, St. Paul, MN

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555420871
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1988
  • Series: Public Administration Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336

Meet the Author

John M. Bryson is a professor of planning and public affairs in the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis. He consults widely on leadership and strategic planning with public, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations in the United States and abroad. His most recent book (with Fran Ackermann, Colin Eden, and Charles Finn) is Visible Thinking: Unlocking Causal Mapping for Practical Business Results.

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Table of Contents

1 Why strategic planning is more important than ever 3
2 The strategy change cycle : an effective strategic planning approach 30
3 Initiating and agreeing on a strategic planning process 65
4 Clarifying organizational mandates and mission 94
5 Assessing the environment to identify strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and challenges 123
6 Identifying strategic issues facing the organization 153
7 Formulating and adopting strategies and plans to manage the issues 183
8 Establishing an effective organizational vision for the future 224
9 Implementing strategies and plans successfully 238
10 Reassessing and revising strategies and plans 264
11 Leadership roles for making strategic planning work 297
12 Getting started with strategic planning 317
A Stakeholder identification and analysis techniques 335
B The oval mapping process : identifying strategic issues and formulating effective strategies 355
C Strategic planning in collaborative settings 377
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