Congratulations! You have successfully formed your nonprofit organization and have received your 501c3 tax exemption. This is when your organization gets to start operating and spreading its mission to as many individuals as possible. However, it may be in your organization’s best interested to take some time to plan for the future prior to fully jumping into operations. Taking a few weeks to plan for the nonprofit’s future will ensure that your organization will meet its objectives in the most efficient and effective manner possible. You may be wondering what the best way to plan for your organization is. This is where developing a strategic plan will be greatly beneficial to your activities. A strategic plan is essential a plan to your organization’s success. It is often considered a road map for how your organization will meet its goals and assess the progress that you have made. It is essential that all of your representatives are involved in the entire process of creating your strategic plan to ensure that everyone is like minded and agrees upon the goals that are set in place.