Strategic Planning

A necessary component of strategic planning is an organization's internal evaluation. To develop a meaningful strategic plan, an organization should fully assess its capacities and the effectiveness of its work. This process establishes the foundation for realistic strategic planning and success of the plan.
The data gathered during the comprehensive needs assessment process provides the foundation for your organization's board of directors and staff to develop a strategic plan. A strategic plan provides guidance in fulfilling the organization's mission with maximum efficiency and impact.
While assessing the needs of the low-income people that you serve should be an ongoing process, a comprehensive, periodic assessment of the legal needs of the low-income community is required so legal aid organizations can adopt priorities that focus on the most pressing legal problems. This leads organizations to set goals and objectives and identify desired outcomes for clients.
All grantees are required to submit reports and other information to LSC. Pro Bono Innovation Fund grantees have additional reporting requirements that must be submitted to LSC by the due dates provided as part of the acceptance of the award.
An organization's strategic plan serves as a roadmap for the next three to five years to show where an organization is headed, how it will get there, and how it will monitor progress in...
LSC’s 2017 – 2020 Strategic Plan outlines the three strategic goals that will guide it for the next four years: Maximize the availability, quality, and effectiveness of the services its grantees provide to eligible low-income individuals. Expand the role of LSC as a convener and leading voice for civil legal services for eligible persons living in poverty in the United States. Continue to achieve the highest standards of management for LSC and its grantees to sustain a capable, responsive, and accountable organization.

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