WORKSHEET: Nonprofit SWOT Analysis

Examine internal and external factors that may impact the health of your nonprofit—or a particular department, program, or project within it. Download this free worksheet to get started now.



SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.

Download the “SWOT Analysis Worksheet” to examine internal and external factors that may impact the present and future health of your nonprofit—or a particular department, program, or project within it.

Inspired by Nesta’s Development & You Toolkit, this “SWOT Analysis Worksheet” is a helpful tool to use in a team setting to review your nonprofit’s existing goals and strategies, and explore solutions and ideas before starting a new program or project.

Key Takeaways

The SWOT analysis is a widely-used and accepted framework for reviewing organizational goals and strategies and setting new directions for exploration. This worksheet is specifically designed for nonprofits.

With your download, you will receive:

  • A SWOT chart that you print and complete with individuals as part of your SWOT analysis
  • A set of 16 questions to guide your nonprofit SWOT analysis


Length: 2 pages
Level: Introductory
Recommendations: You should set aside at least an hour to complete this activity, ideally in a group setting to explore multiple perspectives. You can download, print, and distribute a “SWOT Analysis Worksheet” to every participate in your group. Ask participants to fill out the SWOT chart individually. Then, reconvene and ask participants to share their thoughts in a group setting. Don’t forget to take notes and share a final SWOT analysis with the group after it’s finalized.

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