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Apply for Strategic Planning Assistance by January 31

imageIn 2010, funding from New Belgium Brewing Company allowed us to offer strategic planning assistance to four member organizations. In 2011, continued support from the generous, bike-loving, beer company will allow us to expand this offering to two more organizations.

The Whole System Strategic Planning approach brings together organization stakeholders to establish a shared, clear, and compelling vision - and guides those stakeholders to craft a set of specific actions to achieve that vision. The results are transformational: increased buy-in from the organization’s stakeholders; clearly defined and prioritized actions for moving forward; and an energized commitment to the organization’s future.

imageJust ask the folks at the Bicycle Alliance of Washington. The Seattle-based organization was among the groups selected for assistance during the competitive application process in 2010. Barbara Culp, the group’s executive director, says the BAW is already seeing improvements. “The Strategic Planning process has positively changed how we do business in the office, and the board of directors, staff and membership are eager for the planning summit this spring to help clarify and focus the organization to meet the ever-shifting bicycle advocacy movement,” she says.

Is your organization struggling because you lack a compelling or widely held vision? Are you looking for ways to increase your volunteers or membership? Do you want to engage new audiences in your work? Are you interested in revisiting your current strategy? If you answered “Yes” to any of those questions, your organization could be a winning candidate for strategic planning assistance. The service, valued at $5,000, is being offered at no cost, thanks to New Belgium’s support.

The Alliance will be accepting applications through January 31, 2011. Click here for more information and to download the application. For questions about or guidance with your application, contact Jeremy Grandstaff, Member Services Director, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)