Strategic planning often begins with market analyses and assessment. In these efforts, we pride ourselves on the breadth and depth of our research practices, as well as our knowledge of the youth and education spaces. Once we’ve taken a deep look at evolving trends in the field, and what headwinds and tailwinds are shaping the environment, we’ll move on to define and quantify your opportunities for impact.
We believe that good plans show a strong understanding of how an organization is doing today and clearly articulate how it will achieve—and measure -- its impact in the future. With that in mind, there are three hallmarks to the way we approach strategic planning:
First, is information. All of our plans are guided by rigorous data collection and analysis related to “today” and “tomorrow”, assessing your organization’s distinctive competencies, the perspectives of your stakeholders and the needs of your market.
The second is ambition. To achieve maximum impact, it’s important to push beyond your comfort zone—and we have the vision and courage to help you do that. The third is practicality. Consultants at Ekouté have been hands-on practitioners, with a working knowledge of operational realities. We’ll never propose a plan that can’t be honestly executed.
2. CONSTITUENT FEEDBACK SYSTEMS
It’s our belief that client perspectives are a critical, yet largely untapped resource for fueling organizational improvement and change. To help your organization be the best it can be, we bring specific expertise in building effective feedback loops with your constituents, clients, beneficiaries and stakeholders.
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3. MARKET ANALYSIS & ASSESSMENT
We pride ourselves on the breadth and depth of our research practices, as well as our knowledge of the youth and education spaces. These research practices lay the foundation for any landscape or market analysis, so they must be thorough and incisive.
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4. PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT DESIGN
An impact measurement system is most effective when it’s informed by a strong understanding of how your program addresses market needs and leads to sustainable change.