Consider your experience with strategic planning and thinking in your personal and professional life. What barriers, if any, have you experienced? What about your successes? How do those translate to the nonprofit boardroom?

With these thoughts in mind:

Post an explanation of the barriers of resistance you might face as an executive director trying to get board members to commit to strategic planning and thinking. Explain how you maintain a relationship with the board while addressing and overcoming these barriers.


BoardSource. (2010). The handbook of nonprofit governance. San Francisco, CA: Wiley.

  • Chapter 10, “Strategic Thinking and Strategic Planning” (pp. 189–210)

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