A well-crafted Strategic Plan is the centerpiece of any fundraising campaign. The right plan will not only present the challenges and opportunities that face your community but also outline a clear plan of action to address each challenge opportunity.
However, a compelling Strategic Plan cannot be created in a vacuum. First Community Development will work closely with the staff and volunteer leadership of your organization and community to ensure that the Strategic Plan reflects input from a broad range of corporate and community leaders. The by-product of such involvement is a strong sense of ownership for the Plan and a high level of confidence that each aspect of the challenges facing your community is adequately addressed.
First Community Development will facilitate and lead a series of strategic planning meetings with corporate & community leaders and temper the outcome based upon years of experience with similar organizations and initiatives in other communities throughout the Southeast.
The “product” of the planning process is a carefully crafted, cohesive document that includes:
A clear statement of the challenges and opportunities facing your community
Action plans to address each of the challenges / opportunities
The costs associated with implementing each component of the Strategic Plan
Your completed Strategic Plan presents the detailed actions that will address the issues that are vital to your community and organization’s success. Very simply, the Strategic Plan will show potential partners a return on investment that your organization will deliver.