Deliverable Length: 10 pages
In this group assignment, you are to take on the role of an executive board member for a hypothetical nonprofit service organization. As a group, you will decide what kind of community service your organization provides. It can be a homeless shelter, low-income housing provider, teen center, substance abuse treatment center, a senior center, or something else. The choice is yours.
Your organization is facing a crisis called Not in My Backyard (NIMBY). The community in which you are located has decided that your services are not in keeping with the image the community wants to maintain, and it wants “those people” out of the community. To stay, you need to develop a strategic plan for educating the community, your membership, and your clients about what you do and what value this service provides to your community. Your future existence depends on the result.
As a Group
The Group must complete the M.Ed. Group Project Charter Requirements before moving forward with the assignment. The entire group is responsible for the review and completion of the M.Ed. Group Project Charter requirements. The Group Charter can be found here.
Select a type of nonprofit service organization, and identify some of the misperceptions that are causing the NIMBY response. You may do this through a chat session or a series of postings and responses to the group Discussion Board. There should be clear evidence that these decisions were made by the group and not by individuals.
Once you have established who you are and what issue you have, create a strategic training plan. In your strategic training plan, you need to include the following: