Proactive, Not Perfect, Scenario Planning: A Short Guide for Our Times

Written by Kate Barr for the Nonprofit Quarterly in 2020, this article offers solid advice for nonprofit organizations about preparing for a variety of unpredictable circumstances:

“Let me state this up front: It’s very likely all of your anticipated scenarios will be wrong because there are so many unknowns right now—but so is your old budget. Predicting the future is not actually the goal here. Rather, scenario planning is intended to give you an ordered way of thinking and making decisions. It’s meant to help turn those ‘what if?’ questions into ‘what we will do if…’ plans.”

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