Planning to Win: A Free Online Guide For Nonprofit Campaign Planning

Steps to success: stage one - defining the victory. Stage 2: evaluating the campaign climate. Stage 3: charting your course. Stage 4: choosing your influence strategy. Stage 5: messaging for impact. Stage 6: managing the campaign.

Planning to Win is an online guide for nonprofits that are looking to win support for an issue, impact policy, or get a corporation or government body to change its policies. Spitfire developed this upgraded version of its first campaign planning tool because of the many new factors affecting what it takes to design and run winning campaigns in today’s rapidly changing world. The site and toolkit was created through a partnership and support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and input from campaign experts.

Planning to Win framework organizes the process of campaign planning into six stages. The tool walks you through a series of questions that will help you make effective campaign strategy decisions each step of the way. It is filled with lots of examples and practical advice. A successful campaign strategy lays down the basics and then adds more details and nuances. This framework leads you through a logical decision-making chain where each step and decision builds upon the next.