Developing a Strategic Plan has several benefits for a community-based organization. It will help your organization to identify what it wants to achieve and how it will do so. It will help you to understand where you are strong and where you need to improve. It will help your core members come together and agree on your priorities. It will help partners and supporters see how your organization fits in within the landscape of others that are working on similar issues and how they can help. Having a solid strategic plan will demonstrate to partners and donors that you are well organized and serious about pursuing your mission. Finally, key sections of a good Strategic Plan can be used in proposals and will help make fundraising much easier.