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Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is a creative, practical planning process for community change. It lays out a blueprint for change, helping a community determine where it is, where it wants to be in the next five to 10 years, and how it will reach its goals.

There is no one "cookie-cutter" strategic planning process that has worked for all communities and community groups. Different groups, including community-based and multi-county strategic planning organizations, have successfully used a variety of processes. The process you choose should be tailored to the characteristics and qualities of your community or organization.

This section will help you get started in the strategic planning process.

In the Strategic Planning section: