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The Logic of Non-Reformist Reforms

A strategic orientation and a strategic plan are related but different concepts. 

A strategic orientation refers to the overarching worldview or philosophy that guides actions and decisions toward achieving long-term objectives. It encompasses the fundamental beliefs, values, and goals that drive movement or organizational behavior and shapes its approach to addressing challenges and opportunities in the external environment. Essentially, it defines identity and purpose, setting the direction for all strategic endeavors.

A non-reformist reform is designed to [help people] in the context of a strategic orientation that’s designed to ultimately transform the entire system.

On the other hand, a strategic plan is a formalized roadmap that outlines specific actions, initiatives, and objectives designed to realize a strategic orientation. It translates the broader strategic vision into actionable steps, detailing timelines, resources, and responsibilities to ensure alignment and coherence in execution. A strategic plan typically includes elements such as goal setting, implementation, performance metrics, resource allocation, and risk management strategies. It serves as a blueprint for guiding decision-making and resource allocation across different levels and functions within the organization.

Having a strategic plan can help with the nuts and bolts. Nonprofits are often good at these. But to transition from capitalism to solidarity requires a clear strategic orientation—an orientation that we call non-reformist reforms.  

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