Many non-profits have been inquiring and are excited using about our strength-based, strategic planning process. They realize they need to have a cohesive vision and a strong implementation plan to weather the ups and downs of the economy and to reach their highest levels of success. They are excited about the SOAR process we use (SOAR was created by our colleague Jacqueline Stavros) because it engages multiple stakeholders and creates buy-in on all levels for ultimate success. These agencies want to have a strategic plan, but are hurting financially and need our help. Because Paradigm's SOAR program typically requires a significant investment we have decided to focus our 2012 Paradigm Philanthropy Program on strategic planning and will offer one four non-profits a $500 discount on the SOAR Strategic Planning Process.
This 2012 Paradigm Philanthropy Program is open to any 501 (c ) 3 organization that needs to build capacity by conducting a visioning / strategic
planning process. To apply send a letter
of intent which includes:
Organization’s name, address, phone, and website address (if applicable)
Copy of your 501 (c ) letter of determination
Contact person’s name, title, and contact information (telephone,
Organization’s current budget
Brief organizational history and brief description of previous year’s
Goals you hope to accomplish and which Paradigm Shift Program will help you reach these goals
2009 Paradigm Philanthropy Recipients:
PAKT Community Resource Center - Framework for Success Resource Program, Grant writing
ecycleFREE.org - Grant Research and Coaching
Room at the Inn - Volunteer Engagement, Recruitment Assessment and Strategy Plan
Nana's House -- Board Engagement and Strategic Visioning Session
Previous Philanthropy Recipients:
Delta Dental Health Theatre - Installation of Donor Database and data input of 2 years of donor records
Thumbelina - Grant Research and Recommendations for Project Support
Violence Prevention Center - Board engagement project
Westminster Christian Academy -- Designing a program to re-engage alumni and strengthen alumni relations.
Hyde Park Outreach - Chosen to receive our Snapshot for Success organizational assessment program. Paradigm will help Hyde Park Outreach build capacity and strengthen their services to the children in the Hyde Park neighborhood.
Living Well Foundation - Program evaluation and grant writing support to increase revenue for their "Wellness in Tots, Wellness in Tweens and Wellness in Teens" camp programs.
Partners In Urban Ministry – Paradigm Shift
Studio facilitated a workshop on leveraging collaborations and strategic
partnerships to help Lutheran ministries reach their goal of making
a difference in the St. Louis region.
Encouraging, Supporting and Promoting Women – Led a workshop on Transformational Conversations: Talk that Matters.
Hope Lutheran School – Building a cohesive
team and strategically planning for the future. Paradigm Shift Studio
designed and facilitated a team building workshop to build cohesiveness at Hope Lutheran