The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library
In partnership with strategic partner Sheila Terryll, HunterSage partnered with The Friends’ new leadership team and 50-member board on a novel new approach to strategic planning that:
Was grounded in research and inspired by the Value Disciple model
Articulated a compelling new mission: To act as a catalyst for libraries to strengthen and inspire communities
Engaged a broad range of constituencies – locally and nationally
Aligned with the goals and strategies of the Saint Paul Public Library, which it supports financially and programmatically
Resulted in a one-page Strategic Framework built around five strategic imperatives.
Response to the Strategic Framework was universally positive. Staff used it to create work plans around each imperative. Board members described it as refreshingly clear, concise and powerful. In fact, several Fortune 500 leaders asked to borrow the model for use in their next planning process.