The strategy canvas approach is one of a new class of strategy tools that enable fundraisers to actually look at how their work integrates various elements: as new/existing supporters, value propositions, suppliers, income streams etc. It is useful for developing new offerings and testing viability and improving a diminishing income stream, etc. The model is widely used in commercial settings, and =mc will show how it has been used in large and small organisations including British Red Cross; UDEM University Monterrey, Mexico; and UNICEF.
Participants will work in small groups on a detailed case study as well as apply the framework to their own work. They will create a value proposition – avoiding the outdated ‘product’ approach. We will also look at how fundraisers can apply this model to social enterprise.
This masterclass will help participants to:
- Understand how the strategy canvas approach works
- Identify key elements in your canvas: income, suppliers, customers, channels, etc
- Understand how each element connects and how to adjust to improve income
- Create a detailed and engaging value proposition
- Analyse why a current business model is not working and fix it
- Identify possible risks to income in the future and how to manage them
- Understand the difference between a strategy and a business model
- Build a business model for a new approach at a team or organisation level
- Understand how to run a session in your organisation or team
Who should attend: Directors of fundraising; department or function leaders – corporate, individual etc.; team leaders; consultants
Session style: Before the session we will send out a questionnaire to establish levels of understanding and focus of interest. We will shape the session using these. The session will cater to a range of learning approaches and learning styles by including case studies, practical exercises, personal application, questionnaires, Q&A sessions, small group discussion, and action planning.