Aligning for Change
- Strategic Planning
Raising and investing over $80 million a year in the community, the Greater Twin Cities United Way is the third largest in the United States. Staying abreast of the changing needs of its communities and donors, the board and senior leadership team positioned the organization to focus its impact on 10 specific goals to fight poverty. Creation In Common assisted the organization in redeveloping its mission statement and led a comprehensive strategic planning process to align resources to four strategies to achieve these goals. The deliverable was a simple one-page plan. The outcome was an enhanced collaborative effort. At the end of the process every department across the organization was able to see how its work contributed to the overall effort and how they can improve their execution toward enhancing community impact.