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Define your objectives, develop effective strategies to pursue them, and manage implementation to achieve results.

Strategy matters

We live in a rapidly changing world with high levels of unmet need, and significant social, economic and environmental problems. We need skilful leadership to navigate ourselves to a better future. Much of this leadership needs to come from government, charities and other social purpose organisations. Robust strategy is a key not only to organisational success, but to positive outcomes for our communities.

Clarify vision, objectives and strategies

We design and facilitate planning processes to clarify your vision, define objectives, and develop effective strategies to meet them. We assist you to analyse your strategic and operational environment to understand the drivers affecting you, and the points of leverage and influence available. We help you to draft and refine your strategic plan to communicate your strategy to your key audiences.


We work with organisations, campaigns, partnerships and sectors to facilitate collaborative planning for collective impact. We engage a range of stakeholders to draw on their thinking, develop alignment and generate a shared agenda for change.


Strategy doesn’t create impact until it’s implemented. We will support you to translate strategic thinking into operational plans, work with teams to clarify priorities, and set up efficient reporting and review cycles to monitor progress.

Our experience

Lirata's consulting team have been supporting government, charities and other social purpose organisations with strategic and operational planning since 2010. Our consultants have strong experience as managers leading planning processes within their own organisations, and as consultants facilitating strategy development for others.

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Gail O'Donnell
Executive Officer
HealthWest Partnership

Lirata’s collaborative approach and deep understanding of the health and community sectors meant their evaluation reports were insightful and suitable for a broad audience. Partners involved commented on the quality of the evaluative process and the usefulness of the final reports. We had no difficulty in using the recommendations outlined in the reports to begin planning for the next stage of our work.