A strategic planning process spanned nine months and involved a number of key inputs managed by The Strategy Group: Environmental Scan, a two day board retreat, and a number of interactive workgroups. Through this effort, VGIF challenged existing assumptions, defined new objectives, and built a strategic plan to achieve greater levels of impact:
1) VGIF will embrace a new program model that will increase its ability to actively partner with grassroots women’s groups, VGIF believes this new program model will increase its impact as a funder and bring much added value to those who ultimately benefit from their grants.
2) VGIF is committed to bringing the shared beliefs, norms, and values reflected in its mission into the internal operations of the organization to engage in best practices and, to empower both board and staff to move the organization forward in new and transformative ways.
3) With the new measurable outcomes and data, VGIF will be better positioned to approach larger public foundations, major donors, and corporations for funding.