Resources tagged with Business Planning

Cause-led manifesto

Cause-led manifesto Andrew McIntyre refects on the benefits of having a cause-led manifesto to inspire agile leadership and increase organisational resilience. This article was first published in JAM (issue 61 / February 2016). Article snippet This cause-led manifesto approach creates a sense of common cause and a common language to discuss that cause. It inspires agile ... Read more

The planning phase of change management

The planning phase of change management Successful change needs to be managed and that takes time. If you put in some time and planning you can make change work without too much pain. If you have skills as a leader that will help but to be successful, change needs to be carefully managed. This article ... Read more

An effective purpose statement

An effective purpose statement Three principles A strong and clear purpose helps you to make strategic decisions. It helps you realise your artistic vision, and make a real difference to your audiences, your communities, and the wider world. The best purpose statements have three characteristics: radical, expressive and vital. Assessing your purpose Most organisations have ... Read more

Defining your purpose

Defining your purpose Organisational resilience depends on people's commitment to you, which depends on a strong and shared sense of purpose. Arts, cultural and heritage organisations tend to have a strong sense of mission: we all want to make a difference in the world. But in today's uncertain funding environment, it's become a much more ... Read more

Using the butterfly to explore your purpose

Using the butterfly to explore your purpose This simple tool — the butterfly — devised by Wolff Olins, can be used to help you explore and define your purpose. It's easy to use in framing group discussions and it's a technique that you can return to again and again, when you need to refocus, rethink or sense-check ... Read more

Business Model Design

Business models Susan Royce explains how business models can help build resilience and introduces the Business Model Canvas — a tool to help arts and cultural organisations review how they create, deliver and capture value. This article was first published in JAM (issue 61 / February 2016). Article snippet: The Business Model Canvas (BMC) is a one-page ... Read more

Visualising your business model

Visualising your business model To visualise your current business model, we'd recommend using a tool called the Business Model Canvas created by It helps you to think about how you create, deliver and capture value. Business Model Canvas — 3 minutes 45 seconds Business Model Canvas courtesy of Think about... Is your business model ... Read more

Business models in the arts and cultural sector

Business models in the arts and cultural sector This video explores a typical starting point for the business model of many arts and cultural organisations and looks at how this might need to change and adapt in the future. It provides a tool for you to review your own approach and consider the ongoing external ... Read more