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

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Wiley, Nov 12, 2004 - Business & Economics - 368 pages
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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. This new edition:
  • Features the Strategy Change Cycle—a proven planning process used by a large number of organizations
  • Offers detailed guidance on implementing the planning process and includes specific tools and techniques to make the process work in any organization
  • Introduces new material on creating public value, stakeholder analysis, strategy mapping, balanced scorecards, collaboration, and more
  • Includes information about the organizational designs that will encourage strategic thought and action throughout the entire organization
  • Contains a wealth of updated examples and cases

“John Bryson is THE expert on strategic planning in the public and nonprofit sector. I’ve learned a great deal from his work, as have thousands of practitioners. This latest edition of his classic work is even richer, with its new material on strategy mapping, stakeholder analysis, and strategic management.”--David Osborne, coauthor of Reinventing Government, Banishing Bureaucracy, The Reinventor’s Fieldbook, and The Price of Government.

“The concepts presented in John Bryson’s book are applicable to all nonprofit and government organizations on a wide variety of complex issues. If you are looking for a new approach, a new way of approaching an issue, a way of changing the strategic direction of your organization, of making systemic change happen, then read this book!”
—Gary L. Cunningham, director, African American Men’s Project; director, Primary Care for Hennepin County, Minnesota; and CEO of North Point Health and Wellness Center

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About the author (2004)

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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