United Way of the Mid-South’s strategic plan facilitator had a very busy start this week.
Tim Deuitch, Senior Consultant with Strategic Enhancement Group, Inc. is helping our United Way through the process of examining our current work and learning what needs to be done to be even more effective in the future. Strategic Enhancement Group, Inc. has experience working with nonprofits (including several similarly sized United Way chapters) and for-profit organizations engaged in planning and adjusting to better meet changes in the business environment.
Deuitch, accompanied by United Way Board Chairman Martha Perine Beard, United Way President Bryce Haugsdahl, and United Way Senior Vice President of Community Engagement and Alignment Regina Walker, met with several individuals and groups on Monday. The group met with Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, City of Memphis Chief Administrative Officer George Little, and Memphis City Councilman William Boyd.
Deuitch also met with a group of United Way senior level staff, several United Way Board members, foundation representatives, nonprofit agency representatives and business leaders.
The meetings were arranged so Deuitch could explain parts of United Way’s strategic planning process and learn more about the needs of our local community and how the evolving work of United Way can best address our region’s challenges. Future meetings with additional key individuals and groups are also scheduled this year.
United Way Board members John Balboni (Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, International Paper Co.) and Marianne Parrs (community volunteer – retired) lead our United Way’s strategic Plan process as Chairman and C0-Chair, respectively.