Informing the Planning Process of a Museum’s Creation
|Over the past two years, a committee of LGВТ community leaders and activists took preliminary steps towards creating a museum focused on LGВТ history and culture. The committee enlisted a Capstone team to research the stages of museum development and create recommendations for a strategic plan. The team performed extensive research on how museums are founded and shaped, conducted an environmental scan to understand the landscape the new museum would be entering, developed a strategic business plan to help guide the committee through the early stages of the museum’s development, and generated a set of final recommendations. The team’s research findings, business plan, and recommendations culminated in a final report that will inform the planning group as they pursue the establishment of the museum.|
Informing a Strategic Planning Process
|Achieve Mission is a national consulting firm committed to enhancing the impact of social sector organizations through leadership development and talent management. Following the fulfillment of its first strategic plan and a change in leadership, AchieveMission engaged a Capstone team to inform its second strategic plan. The team completed an internal and external assessment, a literature review, and an environmental scan to develop a solid understanding of the market in which AchieveMission operates. The team also interviewed and surveyed a variety of stakeholders—including employees, clients, prospective clients, and board members—and analyzed AchieveMission’s governance and operations. The team synthesized their findings into a final report for AchieveMission’s leadership team and board. The report included actionable recommendations around service offerings, target clients, and internal structural recommendations.|
Social Impact, Innovation, and Investment students use team-generated Capstone option to launch startup ideas
In the first cohort of the Social Impact, Innovation, and Investment specialization, one team has taken an entrepreneurial approach to their Capstone Project and devised "Tactical Mentor," an online coaching platform designed to support women and people of color in negotiating better compensation packages.