"When the specialists at The Niles Partners facilitates a strategic plan, we take time to discuss implementing the strategic plan. All too often we see a beautiful binder sitting in the executive’s bookcase covered with dust. When asked about it, they respond, “oh that, it’s our strategic plan.” The dust tells the story of the plan implementation.
Usually The Niles Partners hear all the reasons the agency has not implemented the plan. These include new programs, board members, development officer, or the most frequent, “we just don’t have the time”.
"The Niles Partners believe board diversity is the primary consideration when assessing a prospective board member. The ability to give or get money is extremely important, however it is not the only qualification for board membership. If getting money is the only criterion by which new board members are brought on, the board may well reflect only one mindset – upper middle to upper class, college educated older people. "