Strategic Planning for the National African Immigrant & Refugee Women’s Network

Client: Sauti Yetu Center for African Women
Faculty: Sean Harvey
Team: Dianne Anderson, Ariela Rosenberg Brafman, Eric Hersey, Meekaelle Joseph, Alexandra Larschan
Year: 2012
Three years ago, Sauti Yetu Center for African Women founded the National African Immigrant & Refugee Women’s Network (NAIRWN). This Network is comprised of African women who live across the United States, and aims to improve the lives of African refugee and immigrant women and girls. Sauti Yetu engaged the Capstone team to develop and compose a strategic plan to formalize and guide NAIRWN’s future structure and activities. To inform this strategic plan, the team conducted an environmental scan and SWOT assessment, interviewed the Network’s Core Strategy Group, and facilitated a strategic planning workshop with Sauti Yetu representatives. The final deliverable provides the Network with a clear organizational strategy and growth plan that NAIRWN can use to strengthen its membership base, secure financial support, and further its goal to build a national advocacy network for African women and girls across the country.