SWOT Analysis

Help Housing Justice Center understand their current strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, so that they can make informed organizational decisions.
Housing Justice Center
Saint Paul, MN, USA

Posted August 15th

Project Details

What We Need
  • Document outlining Organization’s or a specific program’s strengths and weaknesses as well as potential opportunities and threats
Additional Details

This is HJC's 20th anniversary. With a recent leadership transition and facing an increasingly competitive funding environment now is the time for us to assess where we are, where we need to be, and how to get there.

We are a very small organization that is in the process of stabilizing our finances after the loss of several major funders. We are optimistic about the future but in order to be successful, we need to create new pathers to sustainability. A SWOT analysis is an important step.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a new communications strategy document, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have current and past financial information and outcomes, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $7,888 , allowing us to provide six weeks of legal representation to low-income families facing housing discrimination.

We know from talking to our community partners that people value our work. However, the organization has not done enough to diversify its funding or keep up with the changing environment. We need a better understanding of how we fit into the broader landscape if we want to continue to use law and policy as a tool to address injustice.

Project Plan

Prep: Distribution of Materials & Goal Setting
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with information regarding current operations (financial, programmatic, physical and human resources), Organization-wide or program goals and mission, and market analysis
  • Professional facilitates meeting with Organization’s leadership to discuss goals for the SWOT analysis
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager outline next steps and timeline for the project (including individual meetings between Professional and members of Organization such as functional heads, board members, etc.)
Milestone 1: Initial Analysis
  • Professional analyzes the information shared by the Organization
  • Professional researches any additional information about external competitive landscape based on the market analysis
  • Professional conducts interviews with different Organization stakeholders for their perspectives on strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities and threats
Milestone 2: Draft Deliverables
  • Professional drafts overview and analysis of Organization’s strengths and weaknesses
  • Professional drafts overview and analysis of potential opportunities and threats
  • Draft of SWOT analysis created and delivered to the Volunteer Manager
Milestone 3: Final Deliverables
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback to the Professional on the draft
  • Professional incorporates feedback into the draft to create final version
  • Final SWOT analysis created and delivered to the Volunteer Manager
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About The Org

Our Mission

Housing Justice Center is a nonprofit public interest advocacy and legal organization whose primary mission is to preserve and expand affordable housing for low-income individuals and families.

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