Technical Leaflet 242: DIY Strategic Planning for Small Museums
DIY Strategic Planning for Small Museums is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #242 by Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko provides an approach for small museums considering strategic planning, adapted from the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum. Numerous small museums feel they do not have the time or staff to carry out strategic planning. Catlin-Legutko outlines the steps for strategic planning preparation and assessing whether an organization is ready for this step. Strategic planning is organized in three key processes -preparation, facilitation, and formatting. Each phase is explained with easy-to-follow instructions. Charts and checklists guide small museums in creating a strategic plan and evaluating the effectiveness of its implementation. For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 22, Help in a Tough Economy, and Technical Leaflet Bundle 26, Special Help for Small Museums.