In order to establish the strongest team to work towards our vision and optimally achieve our core mission, there are key strategic drivers that simultaneously need to be fully explored & carefully considered prior to the development and implementation of our organisations overall short and long term strategic objectives and direction. This is imperative in order to ensure effective; financial management; corporate governance; operational administration; and NPO legislative compliance.
These key drivers are as follows;
Framework research & development, stakeholder relationship research and collaboration, fundraising & sponsorship programs, and human resource placement & development.
The directors will initially carry out all operational duties of the organisation whilst focusing on the below key drivers until imperative & financially viable to employ / appoint key staff to carry out specific roles within MULTI-THRIVE.
4 KEY STRATEGIC DRIVERS
1 – FRAMEWORK RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Our strategy for framework and programme development is to ensure that they are adaptable and can be moulded to suit a variety of needs and multiple effective outcomes.
Our frameworks and programmes need to cater for the widest possible range of applications and be offered in all major South African languages for: children, students, educators, parents, guardians, community leaders, train the trainer and the poor and the needy.
Our objective for framework research and development would be to first explore which appropriate frameworks are readily available in the market; evaluate framework integrity; IP licensing restrictions versus cost to own scenarios; then enhance these frameworks by identifying useful information and research directions for optimal framework and programme development and implementation.
2 – STAKEHOLDER RELATIONSHIP RESEARCH AND COLLABORATION
There are existing entities that currently operate: to influence the positive change in education policy (eg, NECT); and to maximise the contribution of Non-Profit organisations towards the national development goals related to education (eg, NASCEE).
In order to determine to most effective route to market, MULTI-THRIVE will therefore commence external relationship exploration and collaborate with existing entities, such as NECT and NASCEE, that already have established relationships with Government, community and businesses; thus efficiently utilising existing resources & support programmes that are already being driven successfully.
INVESTED TELECOMMUNICATIONS PARTNERS WOULD BE A STRATEGIC IMPERATIVE FOR FRAMEWORK DELIVERY IN ORDER TO PROVIDE FREE ACCESS TO THE EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT AND TRAINING MATERIAL FOR POOR AND NEEDY PROGRAMME RECIPIENTS SO THAT THEY CAN BE TAUGHT HOW TO ORGANISE AND USE THE KNOWLEDE AFTER THEY HAVE AQUIRED IT.
3 – HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
Our human resource development strategy and staff compliment will be directly influenced by the direction of our framework research & development strategy outcomes; as all key strategy drivers need to be carefully planned and melded together optimally.
Our human resource policy is to coordinate effective, scalable and transformative human capital growth strategies; whilst taking funding and financial management strategies & imperatives into careful consideration.
We intend to embrace human resource development programmes & recruitment processes that: attracts exceptional talent, compensates staff based on merit, reduces employee turnover, prioritises training and mentoring; and which develops core, functional and area-of-expertise competencies.
Our human resource strategy will be aligned with our overall organisation’s financial operating goals and objectives; and will conform to: regulatory laws & labour standards; and compliance & reporting norms.
4 – FUNDRAISING & SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMS
The development and implementation of effective fundraising policies & programmes to meet our organisational goals & objectives will commence as a top priority whilst we carefully finalise our framework and programme policies and strategy; this will be carried out in conjunction with the establishment of our stakeholder relationships and Human Resource directives.
THE FOLLOWING FUNDRAISING STRATEGIES WILL BE FULLY ACTIVATED;
DONOR FUNDRAISING PROGRAMMES
Using strict SARS sec18a guidelines we will approach philanthropy organisations such as: CS Mot Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Ford Foundation, The Clinton Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Tshikululu as well as smaller foundations that are aligned to supporting education and humanitarian imperatives.
SPONSORSHIP FUNDRAISING PROGRAMMES AND INITIATIVES
We will strategically chose effective sponsorship partners to approach for funding opportunities. These may include, but would not be limited to: School and child sponsorship programmes, online & social giving initiatives, face-to-face (F2F) fundraising activities and business sponsorship initiatives.
Furthermore we plan to register MULTI-THRIVE on all recognised fundraising membership platforms such as the Institute of Fundraising and make use of all available channels through these membership platforms.