Thursday, January 16, 2014

Strategic Plan

SCAS President Beth Ruyle-Hullinger has requested that I chair a committee on Strategic Planning for our sister city organization.  I am requesting Sister City members who would like to assist in the future planning for SCAS. I am interpreting the charge of strategic planning as a plan of future action for SCAS.   
I anticipate just a few meetings to work out the plan of action based on the results of the meeting held by the board in October. The goal of that meeting was to identify challenges to the organization and develop a plan to meet those challenges.  The group was divided into two sub-committees and both identified the four major challenges for SCAS in order of priority as:
Community Visibility
Future Leadership
Some of the ways suggested to meet these challenges are given below and are also on the web at Towards the bottom of the blog is a copy of the plan which you should be able to directly edit if you wish.
I would like to hold our first planning committee meeting sometime during the week of Jan 27.  Please let me know if you are willing to serve on the planning committee and if so what your availability is for the week of Jan 27.
Ray Young
  • Events and Fund raisers
  • Retain City Funding
  • Legalize Status for contributions
  • Larger Tours
  • Grants
Community Visibility
  • Events and Festivals
  • Public Relations
  • Collaboration
  • Presentations
  • Alliance Members
Future Leadership
  • Create Executive Vice President
  • Leadership Training / Succession
  • Identify / Involve Membership Resources
  • Review Membership Form / Tracking
  • Quarterly Member Meetings
  • Integrate New Members

  • Identify new key partnerships
  • Energize Alliance Relations
  • Festivals
  • Geographic expansion with other FL SC Organizations