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date: 29 March 2023

Strategic Planninglocked

Strategic Planninglocked

  • Mark Chupp, Mark ChuppCase Western Reserve University
  • Jennifer R. MaddenJennifer R. MaddenLinfield University
  •  and John A. YankeyJohn A. YankeyCase Western Reserve University, Emeritus


Strategic planning is a key management process for nonprofit organizations and is a collaborative methodology for addressing complex community needs. With its increased use and popularity, variations in approaches have emerged that contribute to confusion and skepticism about the value of strategic planning. Social workers practice in increasingly complex and constantly changing environments. Such environments require a well-designed and facilitated strategic planning process to manage the inevitable change.


  • Administration and Management
  • Macro Practice

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