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MA-40-17-0669-17

Sciencenter
Fiscal Year: 
2017
Award: 
$207,040.00
City: 
Ithaca
State: 
NY
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Museums Empowered
Program Categories: 
MFA-Museums Empowered

The Sciencenter Discovery Museum will undertake a comprehensive strategic planning process that will result in an institutional roadmap for decisions and actions over the next five years. The project will integrate organizational capacity building with professional development at all levels of the organization. External consultants will work with both staff and board, and assist with internal and external analyses that will inform the resulting strategic plan. Internal assessments, site visits, community conversations, and an external advisory group of museum professionals from around the country will be employed to help identify the challenges and opportunities for building a stronger, more focused institution. The project will result in a five-year, responsive strategic framework that will guide organizational programs and operations; a communication plan that will be used to inform community members, staff, and board of key milestones and progress throughout the planning process; and new tools such as individualized professional development plans for increasing staff capacity as part of the strategic planning process.