Strategic Planning and Guided Implementation

 Steady, sustainable growth requires sound strategy…especially in challenging times.

 Due East brings over three decades of experience in strategic planning and hands-on management. We co-create plans with clear and broadly-owned priorities, strategies and results to guide your organization’s growth and sustainability in fast changing environments.

If you want a better result, you need to start with a better process.

 Too many strategic planning processes happen behind closed doors. Due East’s processes are transparent, open and “forward-leaning”. Meaning, beyond gathering valuable input and insights from key constituents, including current and potential partners and funders, policy makers, and opinion leaders, we help our clients create meaningful engagement and build consensus from visioning through plan development and implementation.

A Clear Path Forward

Due East will co-create a vision and strategic plan with your board and staff that outlines a clear, compelling picture of success and a step-by-step guide to get you there.

Constituent Engagement

Who cares more about your future than your core constituency?   We offer multiple opportunities to engage key constituents virtually and in-person throughout the planning process,  including those most likely needed to support and fund the path forward.

Seamless Implementation

With constituents engaged from the start, your strategic plan will be co-created and broadly owned, eliminating the need to “sell” the plan to those most critical to its success and setting the stage for seamless implementation.

Lead with Vision

Vision is the spark that ignites growth. A clearly defined vision – the concise and compelling picture of what your organization will create or improve – is at the core of sustainable growth. Due East will help your organization create a vision that makes you stand out and inspires your key constituents (clients, customers, employees and donors) to contribute toward advancing your vision over time.

Strategy Drives Results

Organizations of all shapes and sizes need “right-sized” strategies and action plans that outline a clear path forward. Due East will guide your board and staff team every step of the way. We will conduct all necessary data and input gathering including landscape scans, market analysis, key informant interviews and focus groups. Due East will facilitate the development of strategies directly tied to measurable results that will lead to real and sustainable growth. Your customized action plan will allow board and staff members to play their right roles and collectively advance the organization towards its vision.

Strategy Drives Results

Organizations of all shapes and sizes need “right-sized” strategies and action plans that outline a clear path forward. Due East will guide your board and staff team every step of the way. We will conduct all necessary data and input gathering including landscape scans, market analysis, key informant interviews and focus groups. Due East will facilitate the development of strategies directly tied to measurable results that will lead to real and sustainable growth. Your customized action plan will allow board and staff members to play their right roles and collectively advance the organization towards its vision.

Build Capacity Through Planning

As organizational development consultants, Due East does much more than deliver a sound plan for growth. Our planning processes”lean forward” so that you are on the road to implementation by the time planning is complete. We encourage and coach members of the Strategic Planning Committee to co-lead aspects of every meeting, and support multiple opportunities for board, staff and other key constituents to review analysis, provide input and shape the plan. By the time you are ready to roll out the new plan, your organization will be on a clear path for growth and sustainability with key constituents engaged and leaders ready to execute. The result: a stronger organization mobilized for growth.

What Our Clients Are Saying

“With Due East’s help, the National Wildlife Federation developed a focused, cohesive and inclusive strategic plan that will ensure that wildlife thrives in our rapidly changing world.  I cannot recommend them highly enough.”

Collin O'Mara

President/CEO, National Wildlife Federation

“The best decision we made was to hire Due East who was far more of a partner than a consultant. They rolled up their sleeves as we discussed, debated, and created our vision, strategies and tactics. Their ability to truly listen, gently guide and strategically challenge us made all the difference. What puts them way ahead of the competition, and why our end product is so effective, was their unwavering commitment to recognize and build our organization’s unique strengths. Due East Partner didn’t just help us write a strategic plan, they helped us build a stronger organization that is guided by a thoughtful and vibrant strategic plan. ”

Kim Coble

Executive Director, Maryland League of Conservation Voters

“Through a growth capacity assessment and strategic planning with Due East Partners, we are prepared for a profound expansion of our national network. They asked the right questions, engaged a broad range of our stakeholders, and helped us discover the answers and the clarity we needed for our next phase of growth.”

Lorna Smith

CEO, Horizons National