The strategic plan is a beacon to guide your organizational decisions within a changing environment. Strategic planning is the process of deciding where you want to go, choosing the best course of action to get there, and determining how you will measure your progress along the way.

SEA offers a range of strategic planning services that we will tailor to meet your needs and budget.

Clients tell us that we facilitate plans that aren’t shelved and forgotten about.

SEA in action

  • We keep work sessions moving and continuously vary our delivery method.
  • We understand that people have different learning styles and our activities reflect that.
  • We make sure that all voices are heard.
  • We view experience as an asset.
  • We prioritize evaluation measurement.
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Phase one

Environmental scan
  • Needs assessment
  • Internal and external surveys
  • Focus groups
  • Participant interviews

Phase one

Environmental scan
  • Needs assessment
  • Internal and external surveys
  • Focus groups
  • Participant interviews
Competitive analysis of comparable organizations
Research of local, state, and national trends
Deliverables
Comprehensive data analysis
Data placemat maps
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Phase two

Strategic planning process
  • SWOT development:
  • Strengths,
  • Weaknesses,
  • Opportunities,
  • Threats

Phase two

Strategic planning process
Mission and vision – create or review
  • SWOT development:
  • Strengths,
  • Weaknesses,
  • Opportunities,
  • Threats
Priorities
Goals
Strategies
Indicators and measures of success
Deliverables
Strategic plan document
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Phase three

Operational plan
  • Putting annual accountability into the strategic plan
  • Activities
  • Resources needed
  • Time frame
  • Projected budget

Phase three

Operational plan
  • Putting annual accountability into the strategic plan
  • Activities
  • Resources needed
  • Time frame
  • Projected budget
Deliverables
Annual status report
Degree of strategy accomplishment
Performance measure results
Operational plan per year
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SEA in action

SEA guided a Lehigh Valley provider of domestic violence support services through a strategic planning process, resulting in their innovative two-year plan.

As part of their strategic planning, SEA helped a Seniors Program develop goals and measurable objectives.

SEA worked with a local children’s center to develop a far-reaching four-year strategic plan and first-year operational plan.

SEA helped a women’s organization broaden its mission and services to better serve the entire community.

SEA helped a local non-profit identify a major obstacle to its services.