If you don’t have a Strategic Plan currently in place, the answer is “now!” Having said that, organizations often launch strategic planning initiatives when they are facing a change in executive leadership. Some do it to help them identify the perfect candidate. Others do it soon after they have a new executive in place so […]
Greenwood Gardens: Governance & Board Development
Following Hargrove International’s work in developing Greenwood Gardens’ most recent strategic plan, Hargrove was engaged to help that organization strengthen its governance and provide for ongoing leadership development and succession planning. That work – now in its fourth year – has resulted in a clearly articulated Trustee Job Description, a stronger and more unified Board […]
What is Heritage Tourism?
“Traveling to experience the places, artifacts, and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past and present. It includes visitation to cultural, historic, and natural resources.” (Source: National Trust for Historic Preservation)
How can we make sure we adhere to our Strategic Plan?
There are several specific actions you can take to make sure your plan isn’t relegated to a shelf in a matter of weeks or months. Having clear and quantifiable goals that become the basis for periodic reports on programming, fundraising, finances, and governance will help you “live into” your Strategic Plan. Charging one senior staff […]
Clinch River Valley of Southwest Virginia
“Hargrove International Inc. exceeded our expectations during an intense 6-month long strategic planning process for the Clinch River Valley of Southwest Virginia. They took to heart the needs of each individual community, organization and stakeholder while meeting and guiding individuals at very different stages in the transformation process. This resulted in an inclusive experience that […]
“John helped our organization establish it’s first Board Governance Committee and served as a consultant to this committee for the past four years. His support has been invaluable. The work of the Board Governance Committee has transformed our organization and moved it to the next level. Our board is more engaged than ever and we […]
Coastal Georgia Historical Society
“Our experience working with Hargrove International on a $4 million capital campaign was positive in every respect. Hargrove tailored their advice to address our specific needs providing succinct, effective solutions. The organizational structure that they helped us establish, created a solid foundation for all the fundraising efforts that followed. I highly recommend the “Art of […]
How Residents Feel About Tourism
Great New York Times article (May 19, 2020) on the loss of tourism in 11 of the most heavily visited places on earth, and residents’ reaction to this “bittersweet experience” of having the cities to themselves. What a great opportunity we have to consider new ways of managing the host-guest relationship and offering quality travel […]
The Future of Travel: How the Industry Will Change After the Pandemic (New York Times – May 6, 2020)
Great article about various segments, especially Green (Sustainable) Travel and what consumers will want/need when they start to travel.