An important part of a Board’s activities is to think ahead and plan for the organisation’s future. Some people call this strategic planning. Strategic planning is often what makes the difference between a community group that closes after a few years and one that grows to meet its community’s needs into the future.
Of course, it’s best not to get so bogged down in planning that you’ve lost all your energy for putting it into practice. A short plan that is carried out completely will do a lot more good than a long plan that never gets a real start. Plans should also be flexible enough to take in new information.