Our Compass

Small non-profits solve big problems through effective planning and focused execution.


A cornerstone of our strategic planning system is understanding who you are and what you want to see in the world. We call this “Our Compass.” It should be shared with board, staff, and constituents to help you develop and hone your strategic planning muscle. We’re sharing ours so that you know what guides our decisions and trajectory.

Our Mission
To unleash the potential impact of small nonprofits.

Our Vision
Small nonprofits everywhere are utilizing effective strategic planning to catalyze their impact.

Our Values
Keep it Simple
Focus on Results

What We Believe

  • Strategic planning at small nonprofits is much different than strategic planning at larger organizations.

  • Simple and effective strategic planning is a required and non-negotiable component of success at every small nonprofit.

  • Effective strategic planning can be simple, fast and enjoyable.

  • Every small nonprofit can implement strategic planning.

  • Easy-to-use strategic planning software is an incredibly helpful tool in the strategic planning process.

  • Most strategic planning at small nonprofits is much too complex.

  • Executive directors and other leaders of small nonprofits are overwhelmed with all of the things on their plate, which makes effective strategic planning much more difficult to implement.