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Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Time:5:30 to 7:30pm.(1 PDU - Business Strategic Planning)
GRUB - Garden-Raised Bounty
PMI Olympia Chapter is excited to bring speaker Katie Rains to the December dinner meeting. Katie is leading the GRuB team to develop a five-year strategic plan. One of the greatest trappings of the non-profit sector is the scarcity of resources, either real or perceived, to invest in wise planning and good business practices. At GRuB, we engage in multi-year strategic planning, as well as annual budgeting, work plans, and business planning. It is our belief that we cannot fulfill our mission without taking a broad view of the community context that we're working within, evaluating our internal strengths & weaknesses, and identifying the unique and valuable products that we can offer for the good of greater Thurston County. We are currently in the process of strategic planning for the next 5 years and have elected to take an unconventional approach, using emergent dynamic system mapping tools, to create network maps & a dynamic strategy map. The software that we are using is called KUMU and it's free and open-source. We recognize that we live in an increasingly complex society where change occurs quickly. We strive to be an organization that is agile and responsive to emergent community needs & opportunities. As systems thinkers, we believe that mapping the systems at play within our work will enable us to identify they key leverage points, those places that we can have the most impact, and will support our team in iterative decision-making processes that will enable projects and programs to evolve and adapt to a changing environment over the next 5 years.