Achieving Strategic Clarity

Get clear on your impact goals and make organizational decisions with confidence

Grounded in Bridgespan’s experience of working with hundreds of nonprofits in India and across the globe, the Achieving Strategic Clarity module is designed to help nonprofit and social enterprise leadership teams discover what they do best, which communities to prioritise, and what activities will lead to the greatest impact.

Through the course of the program, Bridgespan will support participant teams as they frame their intended impact and theory of change through coaching, toolkits, case examples, and more.

This program is for organisations based in India, South Asia, South-East Asia, and Africa. If you are based elsewhere, please explore our Leadership Accelerator program.


Program Benefits for Nonprofits and Social Enterprises

Through the program, your organisation can become more effective, efficient, and deliver additional impact, aided by:

  • Clarity on organisation's strengths and capabilities

  • Alignment among the leadership team on strategic direction

  • Cross-sector peer learning

At the end of the three-month period, leadership teams are expected to develop:

  • A working document clarifying which communities you aim to work with and the impact you wish to have

  • A living document that specifies how your organisation will achieve its impact

  • A set of critical questions and next steps to further refine your drafts and use them for future decision-making

Who Should Participate?

The Achieving Strategic Clarity program is meant for leadership teams of nonprofits and social enterprises. This program may be the right for your organisation if you:

  • Would like to achieve more impact through a clearly thought-out strategy
  • Need to more clearly communicate your work to external stakeholders
  • Feel your current strategy needs to be updated to better reflect future ambitions
  • Have had significant leadership changes recently and aim to create a shared team vision

Please refer to the Achieving Strategic Clarity curriculum for further details on the module.

Clients with Whom We Have Worked

What Our Alumni Have to Say About Achieving Strategic Clarity

“We have learned a lot during this course. It has given us lots of clarity about our impact and helped us to focus more on one program and not to digress.”
– Team Member, ASC Cohort
“This program has helped us and ask extremely difficult questions.…. We are able to see the clutter and are now working on streamlining everything”
– Project Lead, ASC Cohort
“We have a lot of clarity as a team of how to go forward. Our entire strategy now has a razor-sharp focus and is aligned to what impact we want to achieve. Preparing a three- to five-year plan based on this strategy is going to bring in a lot of effectiveness in the running of the organization overall.”
– CEO, ASC Cohort

What Else You Should Know

  • Applications: Our next Creating an Adaptive Plan cohort will start in May 2023, while Investing in Future Leaders will start in August 2023, and Achieving Strategic Clarity cohort will start in November 2023.
  • Applications for all cohorts are open on a rolling basis. Cohorts are typically finalized three weeks prior to the program start date.
  • Price: INR 8 lacs per nonprofit/social enterprise team for a team of four to six members, inclusive of tax (approximately INR 1.6 lacs per team member)
    • There are significant scholarships available for select organizations to aid participation. We are happy to discuss how your organization can take advantage of these.
  • Contact us at [email protected] to learn more.

How to Apply

To ensure the program is right for you, fill out this short form to set up a 30-minute consultation with us. During the consultation, we’ll learn more about your organisation and leadership team, and we’ll share more about the program. If we jointly determine that the program is a good fit, we’ll share details for how to officially enroll. We look forward to meeting you!

Still Have Questions? Read our frequently asked questions about Achieving Strategic Clarity.


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