Strategic Planning & Visioning

Proverbs 29:18 teaches us that, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”

In Luke 14:28-30, Jesus speaks eloquently about the importance of planning when he says, “For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.”

What is your vision?

Strategic planning is about clarifying your vision – who you are and how you want to live out your vision. The James Company can help you clarify goals and objectives.



The Solution

The James Company approach to leadership is based on effective techniques and principles for visioning, planning, and giving. Effective planning, coupled with skillful plan implementation, brings results. Our strategic planning process is modeled after these techniques and principles. Our practical approach considers the vision and incorporates past planning efforts as we help develop an updated plan. We involve the nonprofit’s members in the process, which ensures that plans and strategies are based on a broad perspective. This process can provide a sound basis on which to develop plans, building campaigns, and financial projections.

Key deliverables from our process include:

  • A documented plan
  • Defined objectives/priorities for each major area
  • A summary of policies, procedures, and other governance processes to be developed/revised/documented
  • An integrated financial plan that defines budgetary requirements for achieving long-range objectives, and implementing key ministry initiatives
  • A communication strategy for keeping the nonprofit’s members informed of progress/results

The James Company

We have the experience you need

We’ve been serving congregations and organizations since 1986 providing the expertise they need to achieve their goals.


Just ask our partner clients

Through 1,500 fund-raising programs and over 1,000 clients, we’ve built a reputation that you can count on.


We support your organization every step of the way

We offer a wide range of development and fundraising services and materials to help your organization cultivate and gather your financial resources.