Resources: Strategic Project Planning
All farms, rural businesses, and cooperatives benefit from both long-term and annual strategic planning sessions. It’s very easy to get lost in the day-to-day operations of your business, but critical to schedule time to look at the big picture. It often helps to bring in a neutral third party to facilitate; below are some resources for when that’s not possible.
Basics of a SWOT Analysis
How to assess the internal and external environments in which cooperatives operate.
Simple tool to analyze potential actions by difficulty and impact.
Strategic Planning Presentation
Tim O’Connell’s full strategic planning session for a cooperative board.