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Kate Reynolds

Kate Reynolds
MPA-PNP 2011
Deputy Director
White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities

Informing the Planning Process of a Museum’s Creation

Client
American Museum of LGBT History & Culture
Faculty
Sonia Balaram
Team
Greta Essig, Arman Hirose-Afshari, Christina Napolitano, Katharine Zeigler
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.
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Informing a Strategic Planning Process

Client
AchieveMission
Faculty
Erica Foldy
Team
Elizabeth Angeles, Molly Canavan, Tracey Kirke, Emily Klinger, David Ng
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.
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