Planning is a fundamental management function, which involves deciding beforehand, what is to be done, when it is to be done, how it is to be done and who is going to do it.
|Volunteer Now (Northern Ireland) has a good summary of the different types of plan (e.g. Strategic, Business etc) that may be developed for an organisation or its activities|
|The National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has guidance on Developing Strategic Options, including a Strategic Plan template, and How to Write a Business Plan (template only available to NCVO members).|
|VolResource has guidance, including planning tips, on Planning, Evaluation and Quality|
|The National Lottery Heritage Fund have developed a range of good-practice guidance to help plan and deliver heritage project. These guides can also be used in a wider context.|
|Many grant funders have planning guidance, including templates, as part of their resource libraries.|
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