Website of the IPAR AMERIKETAKO EUSKAL ELKARTEAK
 North American Basque Organizations
  A federation of organizations to sustain BASQUE culture
 
 


Got BASQUE?
 

  Izan ziralako, gara, eta garalako izango dira  
"Because they were, we are, and because we are they will be"
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Eguberri eta
Urte Berri On!

Merry Christmas &
Happy New Year!

Feliz Navidad y
Prospero A
ño Nuevo!

Joyeux No
ël et
Bonne Ann
ée




 

 

 

 

Strategic Planning

 
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___ Touring NABO film festival
___ Membership drive
___ Sister-city program
___ Pilota / pala workshops
___ Mus promotion
___ Shared entertainer(s) tour
___ Euskara classes (adults)
___ Euskara classes (youth)

___ Txistu lessons/workshops
___ Dance lessons/workshops
___ Build a clubhouse
___ Promote Basque Studies at our local college
___ Keep things going as they are with picnics, meals, etc.
___ Online resource center with video/audio for Basque folk dances
___ Regional Basque educational tours
___ 09 NABO Convention in D.C.
___ Creation of an "Euskal Taldea" group of animators in your club
___ Regional inter-club shared event(s)
___ Facilitate greater involvement in educational programs for all ages
___ DVD creation of learning popular dances for everyone at Basque dances
___ Creation of Basque-English songbook
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Basque song promotion/Bertsolari workshop
___ Internet based radio/video program
___ Facilitate greater cooperation with international Basque entities
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Book creation of "Basque
 Literacy: Everything you wanted to ask about the Basques but didn't know to ask"
___ "Urazaindi" online meeting place for worldwide Basque youth

 

Declaration of intent:  Over the next four years (2008-11) NABO and its membership aims to increase participation by animating and deepening the identification with being Basque.

1. Analyze our current situation (ongoing; 2008 objective)
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Making informed decisions possible
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Delegate research; fact-finding; survey of members
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Involving key people: core team; buy-in; assessment
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Understanding your members: find out what they want
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SWOT analysis:
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Identify areas for improvement
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Assess whether you need to improve your methods
Ø       Role of team
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Do you have the right people in place       

2.  Formulate a Plan
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Issue: What does this mean to me and how I live my life?
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List of what will be desired in the future; prioritize:  high impact and high urgency
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Look for big improvements from change projects; if it won’t bring definite benefits then it’s not worth it.
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Select which to develop
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Be confident about the future but realistic about what you can achieve
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Work hard for long-term goals, while striving for immediate results
Ø       Thinking short and long term
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Brainstorming/planning never stops throughout the strategic process
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Determine advantage: Why identify as Basque?
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Remember that whatever worked yesterday may not work tomorrow
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Set boundaries: planning what not to do is as vital as planning what to do
Ø       Encourage debate on priorities to keep team engaged; gain consensus on focus
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Estimate a budget
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Focus people on the positive aspects of change
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Always present one consistent strategy
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Communicating clearly: Seek feedback; two-way communication
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Detailed and summary reports; periodic updates
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Defining objectives: Stretching: should challenge the organizers /        Measurable: must be quantifiable / Achievable: must be realistic / Related to membership: should improve offerings / Time-targeted: definite start-end dates 

3. Implementation:  Recruiting “Taldeak” (teams)
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Commitment: everyone should agree that a new strategy is needed; feel confident that they have developed the right plan; feel personally committed to making the strategy happen
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May depend on making far-reaching changes and learning new skills
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Identify & facilitate (i.e., train, fund?) local and regional worker
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Promotion:  DVD / Powerpoint presentation to communicate the strategy to everyone who needs to know about it
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Action plan:  Objective /  Measure / Deadline / Actions /  Allocating responsibility / Milestones
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Motivating people:  Review roles and responsibilities / Rewards:  Saying thank you; rewarding people / Investing in training
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Monitoring progress:  Organizing reports: give people only the level of detail they require / Color code projects:  green, yellow and red
Ø       Holding reviews:  Be firm when running meetings; stay on task / Make it a hard and fast rule to start and finish meetings on time / If plans are not working, change them now rather than later

 


 

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