79 Strategic questions you need to ask
“Don’t go by what ‘everybody knows’ instead of looking out the window.”
– Peter F. Drucker
Competition is as much a fact of life for nonprofits just as it is for corporations. Nonprofits and their funders need to understand who else is serving a community and how these social enterprises plan to grow.
This strategy tool is more than a list of questions. Consider it an approach to assess your competition, identify funding risks, and examine your future direction.
We encourage you to use the “79” in planning meetings or board discussions. Sometimes the most obvious questions generate very challenging answers. We hope a few minutes or a few hours of structured, reasoned arguments, centered around these strategic questions, will help your organization grow and succeed.