If you missed it last month while you were at the beach, the Richmond Times-Dispatch inked a lengthy (and lovely) profile of Floricane – and some of its great nonprofit clients – in its Monday business section. The inclusion of clients like the Valentine Richmond History Center and Children, Incorporated are important reminders that our success as a small business is built on relationships with more than 30 fantastic clients and community partners over our first two years of strategic planning and facilitation work.
Below is a brief excerpt. You can visit the Times-Dispatch online to read the whole story.
Bill Martin turned to John Sarvay of Floricane last year when the Valentine Richmond History Center began to formulate its long-term strategic plan.
In the past, the museum routinely had created a five-year plan to define its mission and activities, as well as its needs and vision for the future.
This time, "we didn't want to use the traditional process," said Martin, the director of the museum. "We wanted to develop a process that engaged the staff and the board of trustees and encouraged people to look much farther into the future."
Sarvay's work with the Valentine Richmond History Center cascaded into projects with other nonprofit organizations, such as the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, where Sarvay taught team-building workshops.