Posted by Daniel Vankov on Aug 10, 2018
No matter how good you are, you can always be better, and even if you just want to maintain current quality, you need to move with the times. This involves taking a good look at yourself and also inviting people outside the organisation to take a critical look as well.
 
During the 2017/2018 Rotary year the Rotary Club of Brisbane undertook a lengthy exercise to develop its Strategic Plan for the next three years. Many of the findings are not specific just to the Rotary Club of Brisbane or even to Rotary. They are applicable to other clubs and other service and not-for-profit organisations. So other organisations might be able to save themselves some effort, here are our results for everyone to use (and for us to keep reminding ourselves of what we need to do!)
 
Jayani Amarasinghe has 8 years experience in many facets of strategic advisory and had worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Sri Lanka for a number of years. She sums up her findings while developing our Strategic Plan in the following video:
 
 
Key findings from the Ideas Factory which served as a basis for developing our Strategic Plan included the general perception the Rotary Club of Brisbane was not adapted to the times, the need for a clear value proposition, and conceptualising the ‘ideal Rotarian’ and the need to identify target markets. Hear from the participants themselves:
 
Group 1
 
Group 2
 
Group 3
 
Group 4
 
And Group 5
 
The whole document can be downloaded from here.