Activity 1 you began to consider your dreams for this program. You thought about the difference you could make in the lives of a particular population. You gave your program a name and wrote your mission statement. Remember, you might need to periodically review the mission statement and change it if necessary as you work for this process.
In the 2.2 assignment, you are to consider the environment within which your program will exist:
As you think about the program you are developing a strategic plan for, address the following questions to help you better develop your program’s vision description, mission, and plan of action:
What are the political, economic, social, and technological factors that would be most likely to affect the clients you will serve? Does the organization exists to meet what social and political problems? Make a brief list of these factors, because this is the basic social justification for the organization’s existence.
How might you go about assessing the needs and the strengths of your program’s community, such as focus groups, interviews, questionnaires, etc.
(Consider concepts you learned in the Program Planning and Evaluation Class or the Community Organizing Class:
What factors of culture and diversity would have the greatest effect on your clients and your program?What factors of culture and diversity would have the greatest effect on your clients and your program?Process – What is the cover story?
What makes the organization unique are distinctive; what gives the organization its competitive advantage?
What are the demographic needs?
What is the socioeconomic makeup of the population served?
What other organizations are in the area where your program is located?
What factors of culture and diversity would have the greatest effect on your clients and your program?