Strategic Planning: A Case Study of Justice for Migrant Families, 501(c)3
This case study of the nonprofit Justice for Migrant Families (JFMF) is a project documenting the experience of strategic planning for JFMF. The purpose of this project was to research, discuss and create a strategic plan for the organization to use over the next three years (2021 - 2023). Best practices for strategic planning were used as guidance in the development of meeting agendas, objectives for the process, committee member recruitment, stakeholder engagement, SWOT analysis application and the written strategic plan itself. The project was undertaken over the course of nine months during which seven meetings were conducted, culminating with a written strategic plan. Meetings focused on planning the process, stakeholder engagement, the SWOT analysis, goal development and implementation strategy. From this strategic planning process five goals and accompanying objectives were determined to help guide the organization in its next three years of operations. A flexible and iterative process was prioritized to meet the needs of this unique organization with the understanding that the process is just as valuable as the product. However, strategic planning itself does not guarantee positive results and a full understanding of the impact of this strategic plan would require future research to be conducted investigating if the plan, once implemented, achieved the desired goals.
Dr. Atta Ceesay
Keane, Katlyn, "Strategic Planning: A Case Study of Justice for Migrant Families, 501(c)3" (2021). School of Natural and Social Sciences. 4.