Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

First Advisor

Michael Castro

Second Advisor

Betty LeMasters

Third Advisor

Carolyn Scott


This thesis will focus on corporate strategic planning, its stages and the impact that the planning process has on organizations.

Over the corporate America has deemed it necessary that not-for-profit organizations should include time for planning in their management efforts. Research has shown that the management of any not-for-profit can be at best difficult. With the help of strategic planning, however, even not-for-profits can be better off in the future with time well spent today.

Time taken to understand the planning process and to follow the steps will help top management to solicit the commitment from both board members and staff in order to undertake the creation of a plan.

This research will culminate in an implementable plan for the Development Department of a Missouri Not-for-Profit Nursing Home following the acceptable planning steps outlined.

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