Organization Creation and Strategic Business Planning

Challenge: After a highly successful pilot, leaders of an innovative elementary school program combining strategic lesson planning, mentored teacher improvement and hands-on arts integration wanted to grow for greater impact, but worried about sustaining an expansion given the complex public-school environment.

Approach: NP Strategies worked with key program stakeholders to identify the vision of the program, clarify the mission and organizational impacts and implications of their growth strategy. The team developed a five-year growth plan including organizational, financial, and programmatic expansion.

Results: The program has hired its first full-time Executive Director and is currently in the process of obtaining 501(c)(3) status to become its own organization. The program’s leaders have a solid strategic framework from which to work, giving them long-term direction for organizational improvements, targeted fundraising, and market roll-out.