More Tasmanians Bicycling more often.
To promote, advocate, and support bicycling in Tasmania in all its forms as an environmentally sustainable and healthy form of transport, recreation and tourism through engagement of the community, government and industry at all levels
(The wording of the strategies is as last discussed. Some words in italics has been added to provide context)
- Increase membership of Bicycle Tasmania
...because increased numbers gives us more influence.
- Create relationships with and within membership to increase member activity
...to promote participation and enjoyment of cycling.
- Increase income from non membership sources
...to support cycling promotion and advocacy.
- Working with BNV to streamline admin and strengthen strategic relationship
...to reduce admin overhead.
- Develop action plan from “Creating Connections” Campaign report
...because this is our core business, to advocate for improved facilities.
- Review organisation structure – appropriate for BT going forward
...because we want to use our time efficiently and effectively.
- Develop relationships with organisations with shared interests
...because we can increase our impact by working in cooperation with other groups.
- Clearly communicate vision, plans, campaigns, successes, progress, and seek continual contribution and feedback from members.
...to keep the support of the community and our members as we advocate for change.
I have been concerned about the limited face to face time we have available to work on the Strategic Plan in the way it has been structured.
I suggest that we simplify what we have by grouping the Strategies as follows,
(The numbering of the original strategies related to the new groupings are in brackets.)
1. Membership. (1, 2, 4)
membership of Bicycle Tasmania and membership participation (e.g. volunteering) 2. Advocacy. (4, 5, 7)
action plan from “Creating Connections” Campaign report 3. Events. (3, 7, ?)
(We haven't said much about this so far but we need a strategy
for this major activity) 4. Alliances. (4,7)
relationships with organisations with shared interests 5. Communications. (2,8)
Clearly communicate vision, plans, campaigns, successes, progress, and seek continual contribution and feedback from members
The committee and meeting Agendas could be structured so that there is a person for each Strategy plus the traditional President, VP, Secretary, Treasurer.
… that's a lot of people, but we have set ourselves an ambitious plan.
With the time available, all we can do is to agree on the top one or two tasks for each strategy and then agree on the top two or three overall to get on with.
We have the
opportunity to build on our success of the last 12 months and significantly
expand our membership.
Adopting a simple, clear Strategic Plan and working to
it will set us up to manage that growth.