1 Road Map to Success Cabarrus County 2 Whats the bottom line for any organization
3 How Do You Know If Youve Been Successful
A destination outcomes or goals have been established
Measures have been identified to quantify progress toward the achievement of those established outcomes or goals
4 Has Cabarrus County Been Successful
Difficult to Answer.
5 Do We Want to Be Successful
If yes then how
6 Strategic Planning! 7 What is strategic planning
strategic planning is a disciplined effort to produce fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide what an organization is what it does and why it does it with a focus on the future. (Alliance for Nonprofit Management Adapted from Brysons Strategic Planning in Public and Nonprofit Organizations)
8 Why Do It
It leads to effective targeted action.
It builds a shared vision that is values-based.
It is an inclusive participatory process in which board staff and partners take on a shared ownership.
It accepts accountability to the community.
It is sensitive to the organizations environment.
It is based on quality data.
It requires an openness to questioning the status quo.
It is a key part of effective management. (adapted from the Alliance for Nonprofit Management)
9 In short
It greatly increases the chances that we are successful in achieving the desired future for the organization and community that are shared by the Board and its partners.
10 How is strategic planning done
By following a step-by-step process
11 Mission What is our purpose Cabarrus County Strategic Planning Model Core Values How do we do business Vision What is our best future Assessment Is it working Outcomes and Indicators Strategies Performance Measure Monitoring Implementation 12 Definitions
Mission - description of an organizations purpose identification of its customers and the services or products it provides.
Core Values - principles that guide how members of an organization deal with each other their customers and partners
Vision - the ideal or best future for an organization
Outcomes - conditions of well-being for children adults families or communities
Indicators - measures that help quantify the achievement of an outcome
Strategies - Coherent collections of actions that have a reasoned chance of improving our outcomes
Performance measures - a measure of how well a program or service system is working.
Assessment - determination of whether strategies are successful in achieving desired outcomes.
Each department develops strategies and performance measures aimed at achieving the organizations desired Outcomes
Employees behavior is guided by the Core Values
Resource allocation is prioritized based on the extent to which programs are related to the organizations chosen outcomes
15 Are you willing to commit to a strategic planning initiative
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