Strategic Plan

Youth Development

By Adama B.

Executive Director

Posted Apr 12, 2018

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This project will save us $9,000, allowing us to set up our goals of providing service for 60 youth for the balance of 2018 and guide our work moving forward.

What We Need

  • Analysis of the Organization’s current needs, long-term goals, programs, competitive standing and resources
  • Recommendations for an appropriate course of action to reach the desired objectives, including allocation of resources and how to measure success
  • Plan outlining the resources and steps required to reach short- and long-term goals

How This Will Help

This will help by flushing out the details of what is already in place and show where we can improve or adjust the plans. Because the implementation is key, I am hoping to be able to work with the volunteer weekly on this aspect.

What We Have In Place

We currently have an outline of the organizational plan which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have an advisory board and other volunteers available and messaging and logo being prepared and the ability to provide any other information you need.

  • Estimated Time
    Volunteers: 30-50 hours over 2-4 weeks
    Organizations: 4-7 hours
  • Location: Remote (work anywhere)
  • Requirements: This project requires a short interview with the organization. If your application is accepted, you'll receive an email from Catchafire with instructions to schedule a call.

Project Steps

  • Prep: Current materials
    • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with outline detailing current standing, strengths, weaknesses and competition, mission statement and vision, and overview of current strategies
  • Milestone 1: Analysis
    • Professional analyzes prep materials
    • Professional brainstorms with Volunteer Manager to better understand services, programs, activities, staffing and finances
    • Professional explores possibilities for new efforts, identifies opportunities, determines where change is possible and adjusts plans
  • Milestone 2: Recommendations
    • Professional refines the Organization’s mission, vision and values
    • Professional proposes strategic goals and objectives with tactics to reach those goals
    • Professional provides evidence of success of the proposed strategies and ways to measure the outcomes
    • Organization provides feedback to Professional's proposals
  • Milestone 3: Delivery of plan
    • Professional delivers a strategic plan outlining implementation of recommendations
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Experience writing and analyzing strategic or business plans
Prerequisites for Organization
  • Written outline of the following: short-term needs, long-term vision, current standing, strengths and weaknesses, and resources
  • Executive Director and Board committed to the project

Our Mission

Mission Statement: Is to get children and youth out of the city and into arts, science and nature. We will do this by leading weekend trips where children/youth can explore the world around them and beyond.

What We Do

We lead weekend outings for youth and children. Our goal is to foster a love for nature, arts and science that could be missed due to lack of opportunity.

  • City: San Francisco, CA, USA
Youth Development Education