Below, please find Virginia LISC's DRAFT three-year Strategic Plan.
The LAC Strategic Planning Team, with help from The Spark Mill, developed the following goals and strategies, based on data and input from staff, key stakeholders, and the LAC.
We welcome your feedback at this point in the process.
Once a final plan is approved by the LAC, we will work with the staff to develop tactics and action steps that fold under each strategy.
Please fill out the form at the end of the page to submit anonymous or named feedback that we can consider. Feedback will be accepted until noon, Tuesday, April 3.
1. DEVELOP A BLUEPRINT FOR HEALTHY EXPANSION
1.1. Assess potential expansion targets to drive intentional growth
1.2. Increase staffing capacity for growth
1.3. Develop funding and leadership capacity in new communities
2. PROMOTE THE GOALS & IMPACTS OF HEALTHY COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION THROUGH ADVOCACY, PARTNERSHIPS, AND CONVENING
2.1. Advance public policy initiatives that support comprehensive community development
2.2. Mobilize community partners around community revitalization
2.3. Equip local partners to engage in advocacy around healthy community revitalization
2.4. Catalyze opportunities for economic development with local and national partner
3. INCREASE COMMUNITY AWARENESS OF LISC’S CAPACITY, CAPABILITIES, AND IMPACT
3.1. Craft an identity/message that helps funders, partners, and the community know what we do
3.2. Tell LISC's story by telling the stories of the ways we help the community succeed
3.3. Leverage the new messaging brand to connect with existing and new funders
3.4. Embed economic development impacts into LISC messaging
4. FORTIFY ORGANIZATIONAL STRENGTH THROUGH HEALTHY NON-PROFIT PRACTICES
4.1. Embed community engagement best practices across all programs
4.2. Develop a succession plan for senior staff and board leadership
4.3. Continue to implement board best practices