A board and staff survey receiving 14 responses was completed to analyze and quantify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for Artsbridge. A community engagement survey was also administered and received 161 responses. This survey was designed to measure the perspectives and opinions of Artsbridge from community stakeholders.
Data from both surveys was aggregated and compiled into a synopsis which was utilized as a basis to inform the in person retreat D Byers subsequently facilitated for the Artsbridge board. At the in-person retreat, D Byers focused on building relationships among board members, soliciting board member feedback and input on organizational goals and objectives, and steering the board to consensus on which goals and objectives should be included in the final strategic plan.
Artsbridge is utilizing the strategic plan to create individualized action plans that help serve the needs of the organization while focusing on their global mission and vision. The strategic plan has increased focus to move the mission and vision forward while also helping evaluate progress and identifying areas for improvement. The strategic plan is the beginning step of a continuous improvement cycle being undertaken at Artsbridge.