Strategic Plan

Posted by
Jennifer N.

Director of Development

Posted Date
Mar 13, 2019
Virtual volunteer opportunity
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Impact statement
This project will save us $12,550 , allowing us to provide specialized attention to special needs students who come to the Institute for arts experiences.

Project Details

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
Additional Details

The Institute of Music for Children is in the final year of our three-year strategic plan and we need consultant who can lead us into some bold decisionmaking about the Institute's future.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have strong leadership and an idea of strengths/weaknesses, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a current strategic plan, a Parent Council, data, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

The Institute of Music for Children was started as a church mission 25 years ago and has since spun off to become it's own professional non-profit arts organization. We still rent space from our founding church, but we are in need of a permanent home. This plan will focus on capacity-building and readiness for a capital campaign, and will engage our leaders in decionmaking critical to the organization's future.

Project may require a short interview with the organization.

Project Plan

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 (if necessary)
  • 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
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback to Professional's proposals
Milestone 3: Delivery of Plan
  • Professional delivers a strategic plan outlining implementation of recommendations
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About The Org

Our Mission

The Institute of Music for Children enhances artistic expression and appreciation in New Jersey youth by offering economically accessible, high-quality arts training in a creative and nurturing environment.

The Institute strives to broaden participation in the arts among underserved communities through tuition assistance, bi-lingual staff and marketing, and urban outreach initiatives.

What We Do

Guided by its vision of H.A.R.M.O.N.Y. - Helping Achieve Responsible, Motivated, Optimistic, Neighborhood Youth - the Institute is building a community of high-achieving citizens who are arts lovers and arts makers through professional instruction, mentorship, and family engagement.

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