Strategic Planning

We comprehensively examine your environment and capacity to develop actionable strategic plans.


Strategic planning is one of the essential functions of nonprofit organization boards and executive teams.

An actionable strategic plan can be crucial in the sustainability and growth of a nonprofit organization, social enterprise or charity. However, not all strategic plans have the same impact.

What is needed is an actionable strategic plan that reflects the organization’s shared vision, prioritized objectives and optimized methodologies.

Our strategic plan development system starts with the Executive – Strategic Evaluation Process (E-SEP)

A successful strategic plan has the following SEARCH (of excellence) characteristics.

Simple: The strategic plan must be simple for better communication with the board, staff, and other stakeholders.

Effective: The strategic plan must produce positive results and contribute to the nonprofit organization’s success.

Applicable: The strategic plan must be actionable at the strategic and operational levels.

Realistic: The strategic plan must reflect reality and be operable given the limited resources and environmental factors.

Comprehensive: The strategic plan must consider all operational and strategic parameters, including risks, resources, human factors and stakeholders.

Harmonized: The strategic plan must ensure harmonious working between the board, staff, stakeholders and the community.


Vectors Group researchers developed the ViStA Strategic Management Framework to assist nonprofit organization boards and leaders in developing actionable strategic plans that possess all seven characteristics of SEARCH.

Even with the most fantastic cause or intentions, nonprofit organizations can not build a sustainable system or grow without an actionable strategic plan. Nonprofit strategic planning is the foundation of operational efforts and impact. Let the Vectors Group team help you succeed.


This step uses qualitative and qualitative data to measure and visualize where your nonprofit is today and where you want it to be in the future. This will merge your strategic priorities with your organization’s ‘impact’.

Facilitating communication between the board and staff ensures the valuable ideas your employees provide through this engagement and decision-making process will reinforce their commitment to “buy-in” and to strategy execution success.

At the end of this process, you will also get a chart similar to this one that shows where your organization is today and where you want to see it in 3-5 years depending on your strategic planning period. We will also teach nonprofit organizations how to use this tool so they will be able to measure their strategic performance or progress in certain periods.


Strategic Planning for nonprofit organizations

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    Vectors Group was surprisingly fast and effective in our strategy evaluation process. Their custom designed questionnaire both helped us to quantify “where we are today” and “where we want to be in the future” and helped us prioritize our strategies.
    Yacouba Traoré
    Executive Director, Rideau-Rockcliffe CRC

    We wanted to build on the quality of services that we currently provide, identify gaps and embrace emerging opportunities. Vectors Group’s strategic-planning process helped us evaluate where we are, identify our priorities and develop a clear plan to achieve them.
    Deirdre Freiheit
    President & CEO, Shepherds of Good Hope

    Vectors Group and its Lead Consultant Omer Livvarcin were very helpful in facilitating the creation of a video series for OrKidstra. We very much appreciate Vector Group’s commitment to helping us tell our story and increase awareness and support for our social development through music programs.
    Tina Fedeski
    M.S.M., Executive & Artistic Director, OrKidstra

    Thank you so much for presenting today on time management – you are an amazing speaker, and bring such warmth and positivity with you, that you lift the energy of the virtual space and share such excellent advice and tips in a respectful manner.

    Kristy Anne Townshend
    ally- Community Developer (BA, B.Ed., MA, MSW) Kagita Mikam

    The Alberta Workforce Essential Skills Society contracted Omer and Mercedes at Vectors Group to walk us through a strategic planning exercise using tools designed by himself and his team specifically for the non-profit sector. Through the guided sessions, we were about to define our services, values, and impact to a greater degree. We walked away with a better understanding of the goals we want to focus on over the next three years. Omer and Mercedes were engaging and shared numerous tools that will be helpful as we take steps towards measuring our accomplishments. Thank you.

    Cindy Messaros
    Executive Director, Alberta Workforce Essential Skills,

    Vectors Group is definitely one of the most effcient and professional management consulting group for nonprofit organizations in Ottawa. Its dedicated team offers valuable scientific and applicable solutions that fit the needs of charities, foundations, associations and other nonprofit organizations, and help them improve their strategic planning and organizational performance.

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