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Would you provide a summary of a strategic planning resource for a nonprofit organization (ie. homeless shelter, healthcare)? Please provide reference.

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The first step in any strategic planning is to establish the goals based on the vision. The second is a resource that should be used to analyze what the organization needs to accomplish its goals. The needs assessment is a planning resource that helps identify where the organization is and what it needs on several levels.

A needs assessment supplies the support for components of the strategic plan and its implementation. It gives information that helps to make the outcomes measurable. Needs assessments ...

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