Numerous small museums feel they do not have the time or staff to carry out strategic planning.

Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko provides an approach for small museums considering strategic planning, adapted from the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum.

Catlin-Legutko outlines the steps for strategic planning preparation and assessing whether an organization is ready for this step.

Strategic planning is organized in three key processes:

1) Preparation
2) Facilitation
3) Formatting

Catlin-Legutko explains each phase with easy-to-follow instructions.

Charts and checklists guide small museums in creating a strategic plan and evaluating the effectiveness of its implementation.

Technical Leaflet #242 (2008)

For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 22, Help in a Tough Economy, and Technical Leaflet Bundle 26, Special Help for Small Museums.