Passion Impact Strategic Plan
2019 - 2020 Theme: Connecting the Dots
Objective 1: Develop relevant programs 4
Objective 2: Build mechanisms to support expansion 6
Objective 3: Hire and integrate essential staff 6
Objective 4: Create meaningful engagement points 7
Objective 5: Develop and grow sustainable revenue 8
Quantitative Key Performance Indicators 9
Since January 29, Passion Impact has followed our first 6-month Strategic Plan which guided our team to create functional databases to monitor our finances and the relationships we hold with donors, foundations, nonprofit partners, teachers and staff, and students. In addition, our focus was redirected by students to provide volunteer opportunities in an easily accessible manner to students. We built stronger relationships with our partners while intentionally adding new organizations that focus on serving the environment and children & youth.
Now that Passion Impact’s foundational structure is ready to be built upon, the 2019-20 year will be engaging students through the connection of a growing network of partners, their class curriculum, and the careers that students could shape to their passions. In order to grow sustainably taking into account a small and growing capacity, we have established a one-year Strategic Plan that is idealistic in nature and checked by the realistic perspective. 12 volunteers including students previously in programs, Board members, committee members, and staff spent an entire day revising our path for the next year. From this, we developed committee charters, volunteer needs, a development plan, and a realistic set of stepping stones, with opportunity for flexibility, to advance Passion Impact’s mission.
The following document will help guide you through our vision for the next year, the objectives that we are setting out to achieve, and how we plan to measure our success. The students that we serve and plan to serve over the next year are in need of our services more than ever with the immense lack of engagement in classrooms, in personal growth, and in self-empowerment. Passion Impact is determined to empower and engage students in ways that connect their classroom to careers through volunteerism and the reflections that tie their experiences back to actionable epiphanies.
To engage youth in a lifelong exploration of career development through volunteerism and education.
Passion Impact Values
Curiosity - Connections - Growth - Joy
Passion Impact sees a world where youth claim community engagement as a tool of connectivity, curiosity, growth and joy. PI connects you to community-based organizations that need you as much as you need them.
2019-20 STRATEGIC IMPERATIVES
1. Develop relevant programs
2. Build mechanisms to support expansion
3. Hire and integrate essential staff
4. Create meaningful engagement points
5. Develop and grow sustainable revenue
2019-20 KEY OBJECTIVES
Engage students in effective and sustainable programs
Establish mutualistic partnerships for programs
Intentionally recruit effective and committed staff members
Design volunteering to be easy, fun, and accessible
Define diversified and sustainable revenue sources
Connect classroom curriculum with service learning and careers toward reciprocal relationships
Strengthen and integrate partnerships from all over Portland
Offer professional growth development opportunities
Define volunteering tiers for each committee
Create solidified development plan
Create and implement full evaluative measures for each program
Recognize each staff members' contribution throughout PI
Recognize students, community volunteers, donors, and partners for their impacts
Build scalable sponsorship plan
**Colors of the above Strategic Imperatives correlate to the text of each below.**
AVID Advancement Via Individual Determination
CTE Career technical education
CCE Center for Credentialing and Education
ACE Advocate for Community Engagement
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
PPS Portland Public Schools
PCC Portland Community College
PTE Part time employee
FHS Franklin High School
MHS Madison High School
RHS Roosevelt High School
JHS Jefferson High School
PI serves all youth between the ages of 14 and 24 in the Portland city limits. Serving students in high school and at community college are our first priorities, especially students of color and students who receive free or reduced lunch. We define serving as empowering and engaging students in our focus areas to become independent community contributors who earn living wages and are passionate about the gifts they offer their communities.
We established our roots in Portland due to the myriad of nonprofits. It so happens that there is an incredible need for social justice reform which is echoed by a crumbling education system in need of classroom engagement. PI is focused on building our strongest relationships with partners in Portland Public Schools by serving the students in SUN and Title 1 schools. We aspire to serve students across the world in a collective action movement that inspires generations of community members to chase their passions through service.
We envision students applying the skills they learn through service to chase educational paths that lead them to passionate careers. Over the long-term, we will prepare youth to be powerful community leaders who intentionally chase their passions to better the lives of those around them. We will measure success against the number of youth who see improvement in the following five outcomes:
We engage youth in a lifelong exploration of career development through volunteerism and education.
PI sees a world where youth claim community engagement as a tool of connectivity, curiosity, growth and joy. We connect youth to community-based organizations that need youth as much as youth need them.
Search for ways to continuously make your community and yourself better.
Recognize inherent and possible ways to collaborate with others.
Understand how to feed your gift of giving that will make your impact more meaningful.
Sustained sense of satisfaction in knowing that your efforts are meant to better your community.
In order to improve and grow our service in Portland over the next year, we have developed the following strategic objectives:
Youth of this generation find it hard to commit to a specific activity for an extended period of time unless it’s one in which they empirically believe - or if they are compelled to by an outside force. We believe students should lead the designing of our programs coupled with mentorship to provide a platform for their peers to adopt that takes into consideration a future about which they may not completely understand.
We want to develop relevance in programs in three ways:
Of the plethora of Portland nonprofits, students have continually expressed their top issue areas interests to be: environment; children & youth; animals; and houselessness. But, not all students find value in giving their time to these causes. We want to expand our presence in Portland to reach students at other schools as well as the nonprofits close to those schools. Expansion will open up connections across the city for all Portland students to find a cause about which to be passionate despite it not being in their neighborhood.
We want to build mechanisms to support expansion in three ways:
PI’s internal capacity is all volunteer and can only last as long as those contributing are willing to invest their personal time into the mission. We are invested in growing our mission to serve students in a greater capacity. In order to accomplish this, we need staff whose complete focus on our mission supports them their professional and their personal goals.
We want to hire and integrate staff in three ways:
Each volunteer, whether directly serving students, or indirectly supporting the mission through capacity building deserves to feel that their time and efforts and meaningful.
We want to create meaningful engagement points in three ways:
Sustainable revenue will support the effectiveness of our first objective - develop relevant programs. We will be able to hire the right people to support and grow the organization in a way where their agency provides capacity and inspiration for others to live the PI mission. The more ways that PI can source funds, the better chances there are of acquiring new volunteers who can help connect students to their educational and career aspirations.
October 1, 2019
January 1, 2020
March 3, 2020
June 30, 2020
# of Members in GivePulse Groups
PI: Franklin High School
# of students who submit at least 1 impact on GP within the fiscal year
Average # of hours volunteering per volunteer on GivePulse per year
# of Overall Hours on PI GivePulse
# of non-student volunteers onboarded per year
# of ACEs
# of blogs written by students
# of companies volunteering with PI
# of total annual interns
# of Nonprofit partners on GivePulse
Annual # of total Nonprofit events on GivePulse
# of classroom partners
Five years of service performed by over 200 volunteers has provided us the opportunity to restructure PI. This Strategic Plan is approved by volunteers who are actively working to make its vision a reality and will be printed, posted, and distributed. We are excited to take on this challenge of 2019-20 and to prove to the youth we serve that their education, careers, and passions are important to our global community.
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