Our Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan Hero

WE ENVISION A PLACE WHERE THE Y:

  • Invests in leadership development to empower our staff and volunteers to best serve our members and the community.
  • Brings people together for connection and belonging.
  • Instills character development in our youth through values-based programs and caring adult role models.

Strategic Plan Midyear Progress Report


Strategic Priority Highlight | August 2018: Gordon Family YMCA Summer Experience

The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties is focused on four strategic priorities: staff experience, member experience, program and summer experience, and philanthropy. The Gordon Family YMCA partnered with their Advisory Council and Sumner School District to expand summer day camp offerings by 35% in one year.


Strategic Priority Highlight | August 2018: Mel Korum Family YMCA Member Experience

The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties is focused on four strategic priorities: staff experience, member experience, program and summer experience, and philanthropy. The Mel Korum Family YMCA increased member visits by rallying the staff team together to think creatively about the member experience through the lens of staff engagement, facility space, and the environment.

STRATEGIC PLAN IN ACTION

APRIL 2018

The YMCA Innovation Fund awarded $17,385 to launch four new YMCA programs that are moving forward at least one of our strategic priorities and breakthrough goals. Review the  projects summary and watch the staff presentations to our Philanthropic Advisory Council.

Buena Vida (The Good Life)  |  Gordon Family YMCA  |  $5,000 grant

 

Teen Produced Productions  |  Haselwood Family YMCA  |  $4,885 grant

 

Cultivation Kitchen  |  Mel Korum Family YMCA  |  $5,000 grant

 

Geology Stream Table  |  YMCA Camp Seymour  |  $2,500 grant

WHO WE ARE

MISSION

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

VALUES

Caring • Honesty • Respect • Responsibility

AREAS OF FOCUS

Youth Development • Healthy Living • Social Responsibility

VISION

Our Y creates opportunity so all can thrive in every season of life.

STRATEGIC PRIORITIES

STAFF EXPERIENCE

Themes: Celebrate • Develop • Reward

BREAKTHROUGH GOALS

  • Strategically invest in career growth and leadership development.
  • Foster a culture of celebration and recognition.
  • Commit to fair, equitable, and transparent employment practices.
  • Build a diverse and inclusive staff to enhance service within our communities.

MEMBER EXPERIENCE

Themes: Accessible • Value • Connected

BREAKTHROUGH GOALS

  • Ensure all members feel welcomed and supported in achieving their personal goals.
  • Strengthen initiatives that connect youth to caring adults and each other.
  • Intentionally serve under-represented populations in our community.
  • Expand accessibility for low-income families and individuals.

PROGRAM AND SUMMER EXPERIENCE

Themes: Relational • Inclusive • Collaborative

BREAKTHROUGH GOALS

  • Drive innovation in our core programs and partnerships.
  • Expand and enrich summer regional day camp and outdoor experience.
  • Improve the health and wellbeing of our communities through expanded Y programs and collaborations.

PHILANTHROPY

Theme: Cause-driven

BREAKTHROUGH GOALS

  • Position the Y as a charity of choice.
  • Deepen the sense of purpose among staff, members, volunteers, and community.
  • Seek strategic partnerships with community entities in our service area.

IMPLEMENTATION TIMELINE

JANUARY-MARCH: Develop organizational success measures

Desired outcome: Leadership team guides process to build impact targets for association, branches, departments, and individuals.

FEBRUARY: Advisory Council Chairs Dinner

Desired outcome: Advisory Council chairs build relationship, share branch strategic plan updates, and discuss advisory council work.

MARCH-APRIL: Launch Strategic Plan bright spots series

Desired outcome: Staff and volunteers share stories of the strategic plan in action; stories are published to the website.

APRIL: Branch strategic plans completed with staff and volunteer leaders

Desired outcome: Every branch identifies local priorities to execute strategic priorities and breakthrough goals; branch strategic plan brochure printed.

APRIL: Innovation session pilot

Desired outcome: 50 staff gather to collaborate and innovate using the framework of the strategic plan. Innovation sessions may continue throughout the year based on pilot success.

APRIL: First quarter strategic plan impact report published

Desired outcome: Demonstrate progress toward strategic plan goals to share with staff, volunteers, donors, and community leaders; report published on the website.

APRIL-JUNE: Community leader visits

Desired outcome: President/CEO and other leadership staff meet with community leaders who provided input and direction for the strategic plan, as well as other key stakeholders and friends of the Y.

MAY: Board Summit

Desired outcome: Volunteer and staff leaders gather for fellowship, to give input on the Y’s priorities, and to discuss the Y’s impact in our community.

MAY/JUNE: Leadership staff spring retreat 

Desired outcome: Leadership staff gather to build relationship, report the association’s progress on our strategic priorities and impact targets, and discuss strategy for the remainder of 2018.

JULY-AUGUST: Strategic Plan bright spots published

Desired outcome: Staff and volunteers share stories of the strategic plan in action; stories are published to the website.

SEPTEMBER: Third quarter strategic plan impact report published

Desired outcome: Demonstrate progress toward strategic plan goals to share with staff, volunteers, donors, and community leaders; report published on the website.

OCTOBER: Advisory Council Chairs Dinner

Desired outcome: Advisory Council chairs build relationship, share branch strategic plan updates, and discuss advisory council work.

NOVEMBER: Board and staff strategic plan hybrid team review

Desired outcome: Board and staff task force that was established to lead the strategic planning process gathers to access strategic plan progress to report to the Board of Directors.

NOVEMBER: Leadership staff winter retreat 

Desired outcome: Leadership staff measure year-end success on strategic plan and annual impact targets, and discuss way of work for 2019.

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER: Strategic Plan bright spots published

Desired outcome: Staff and volunteers share stories of the strategic plan in action; stories are published to the website.

DECEMBER: Year-end strategic plan impact report published

Desired outcome: Demonstrate progress toward strategic plan goals to share with staff, volunteers, donors, and community leaders; report published on the website.

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