Day to day, there never seems to be enough time, funding, or staff to meet every need, and allocating limited resources is one of the most difficult aspects of effectively managing local governments and utilities. A strategic plan can set the direction for the future of an organization or a community and help you guide policy and operational decision-making. Strategic planning that is incorporated into the fabric of the organization is a valuable tool that helps ensure that the organization is sustainable operationally, environmentally, socially, and financially.
Raftelis works collaboratively with local governments and utilities to develop strategic plans that are customized for their specific context. We do this by involving employees, governing bodies, and stakeholders to create a plan that is engaging, relevant, and practical to allow your leadership to prioritize your community’s needs and track progress in meeting your objectives.
A successful strategic planning process helps your organization have:
Our strategic planning approach includes a focus on engaging stakeholders early through interviews, focus groups, workshops, retreats, and facilitated meetings to drive the planning process and to develop relevant goals and objectives that meet the needs of your community and organization. Our approach is highly customizable and builds on professional best practices including goal and strategy identification and a focus on plan implementation.
Even the most in-depth and skillfully developed strategic plan will fall short of success if the plan sits on a shelf. Raftelis works with local governments and utilities after the development of the plan to ensure successful implementation on a realistic timeline. We also provide tools to track progress as the objectives and strategies of the plan come to fruition.