Strategic Planning and Technical Assistance

Sometimes people just need to talk story. HACBED serves as an intentional listener to help communities to articulate their ideas in a safe space, synthesize ideas, and action plan their next steps. We listen to every stakeholder to ensure each voice is equally lifted up. As such, we remain connected to our “activist” roots by ensuring that no voice is unheard so that the organization can move forward collectively.

General technical assistance captures broad support we offer to people and organizations to meet them where they are at. Strategic planning is a more structured approach to how an organization determines where it is going over the next year or more, how it’s going to get there, and how it will know if it got there or not. The focus of a strategic plan is usually on the entire organization, while the focus of a business plan is usually on a particular product, service or program. Our role is then to help organizations identify long term action plans through a collaborative approach with all stakeholders.

There are a variety for approaches for strategic planning and general technical assistance and HACBED’s approach is founded in an asset-based mindset that lifts up the assets of the community using the appreciative inquiry method. From that base, HACBED employs a variety of techniques and models in ways that make sense for each community. The way that a strategic plan or other technical assistance is offered and developed depends on the nature of the organization’s leadership, culture of the organization, complexity of the organization’s environment, and size of the organization, among other considerations.

For more information on HACBED’s strategic planning services or interest in receiving more general technical support, please contact us.