For further information about this topic, there are plenty of training courses, factsheets and books available.
Planning Strategy and Success. This free Practice Guide describes how a Business Plan and Strategic Plan can help your organisation. Download from Zark Consultancy.
Strategic Planning Overview. This free Help Sheet explains the process of strategic planning. Available from Our Community website.
Strategic Planning Workbook For Nonprofit Organisations. By Bryan W. Barry, 2003. Available from bookstores or Amazon.com. One of the best books on how to implement a strategic planning process step-by-step.
The Nonprofit Board's Role in Mission, Planning, and Evaluation. By John Yankey, Amy McClellan and Kay Sprinkel Grace, 2009. Available for purchase from the Board Source website.
BizPlan; Strategic Planning System. BizPlan provides the tools to enable an organisation to plan, implement, monitor and review the strategic planning process. Available for purchase from Michael Goldsworthy, Australian Strategic Servicesor (03) 5429 6331.
Designing a Logic Model. This free Practice Guide explains what a logic model is and how to design one. Available from Zark Consultancy.
Logic Model Development Guide. This comprehensive workbook from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation focuses on the development and use of the program logic model.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook. This handbook provides a framework for thinking about evaluation as a relevant and useful program tool. Available for free download from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Everyday Evaluation on the Run. By Yoland Wadsworth, 1997. This is an introductory guide to program evaluation. It provides a range of strategies that can be used by non-specialist evaluators and shows how evaluation can be built into busy everyday practice. Available for purchase from Amazon or Allen & Unwin.
Field Guide to Nonprofit Program Design, Marketing and Evaluation. By Carter McNamara. This practical book provides comprehensive guidelines about designing, marketing and evaluating a nonprofit program. Available for purchase from Authenticity Consulting.
Basic Guide to Outcomes-Based Evaluation for Nonprofit Organizations with Very Limited Resources. This document describes some basic planning and implementation advice for organisations conducting an outcomes-based evaluation process. Available free at the Management Help website.
Program Evaluation. This free practice guide explains why program evaluations are important and what the evaluation process involves. Available from Zark Consultancy.
Evaluation Approaches Tool. This free factsheet provides volunteer programs with an overview of different evaluation approaches including what to evaluate and how you gather the information. Available from Volunteering Queensland.
By Definition: Policies for Volunteer Programs. By Linda L. Graff. This book is a step-by-step "how to" manual on developing policies specifically for volunteer programs. Available for purchase from Amazon or Energize Inc.
Example Policy and Procedures Manual for the Community Care Common Standards. By Leslie Gevers. This manual has been designed for community organisations who are developing their own policy and procedures.
Model policies and procedures for not-for-profit organizations. By Edward J McMillan, 2003. Available from bookstores or Amazon.com This book helps nonprofit organisations develop accounting, financial and office administration policies and procedures.
Checklist of Policies and Procedures Tool. This free fact sheet lists suggested policies and procedures and related documents under the National Standards for Volunteering. Available from Volunteering Queensland