Where are you going and why?
Strategic planning can often be part of a project development or fundraising process but it is also something that I offer on its own.
I am a firm believer of setting long term goals and then working backwards to build projects and activities that work towards these. I will always start with questions about the difference/impact you want to achieve.
Once we have a long-term vision, we can talk about how you will get there. Using a range of techniques and working with stakeholders at all levels (managers, staff, volunteers, external agencies, community, children/young people) I will propose new objectives and activities which will enable your organisation to deliver its goal.
This process could also involve:
- Policy review
- Financial forecasts
- Risk analysis
- Income projections
- Volunteer recruitment and retention
- Skills audit
- Training needs analysis
- Options appraisal
- Communications planning
Norham St Cuthbert’s Church
I supported the Church Development Group to identify new opportunities to realise their ambitious vision. This included extensive consultation in the community and a Development Plan to take their ideas to the next stage.
Northumberland Coast AONB Partnership
I have supported the AONB partnership to develop and secure funds for collaborative projects Coast Care (£500,000 grant secured) and Accessing Aidan (£356,000 grant plus match funding).
I have also been contracted by the AONB Partnership to evaluate the Peregrini Lindisfarne Landscape Partnership Scheme, Coast Care, and Accessing Aidan projects, and also to prepare a Legacy Plan for Peregrini Lindisfarne.
I presented my approach to evaluation at the 2019 Northumberland Coast AONB Forum.
Business Development & Marketing Manager
It has been a real pleasure working on the project with you. Your tenacity and attention to detail are brilliant and I hope that we get the chance to work together on another project somewhere along the way. I will be more than happy to recommend you to other folks.