Recently, out of a sheer need to become a stronger and better organization, Africa Agenda held a retreat which resulted in a SWOT analysis and SMART strategy to help take our organization forward. To become smarter and better, we have downsized our advisory board; we have taken steps that would lead to better and careful planning and the efficient management of our organization.
Thinking and looking forward, we are planning the launching of a revamped organization, a more robust website and methods to stay afloat as a vibrant twenty first century organization.
It used to be that when business leaders and entrepreneurs talked about downsizing, everyone would be thinking about job losses, pay cuts and relocations only. It’s part of planning and the need to stay solvent but actually, it goes beyond that. Certainly, if you are coming from outside, one with little or no experience about what it takes to run an organization, small or large, it would seem it is all about pain and losses for the workers. Beyond that, it’s also about strategy, best practices, competitive advantage, and viability.
This is at the core of the thought processes of our Africa Agenda organization after five years of existence. We are young, small, lack the big name recognition in the nonprofit world. We have done some work for our community, elevated discussion about Africa to a new level; at least we’ve showed that we are a serious organization.
To become the future that we dream of, a sustainable organization, a credible niche Africa information portal, we’ve got to rid our self of empty talk, fight back misinformation about Africa, project a stronger and more positive image of Africa, bridge the knowledge and information gap about Africa and help build a great continent. How are we going to do this? With more presence, more information about Africa. Let a thousand African flowers bloom!
Sounds wonderful? More to come.