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Holy Family Institute to Receive Funding for Strategy Initiative

Holy Family Institute was recently named one of 14 recipients of the Alliance for Children and Families “Strategy Counts” grant. Chosen through a competitive selection process, the 14 organizations will receive grants totaling $2.5 million.

Holy Family Institute plans to hire a Chief Strategy Officer to elevate organization-wide strategy. The Strategy Officer will work with MAYA Design of Pittsburgh to learn and implement Human Centered Design as a method to improve strategic planning and implementation.

“With nonprofits under pressure today from changing client needs and tighter resources, the tendency is for nonprofits to focus on the day-to-day demands while strategic decisions take a back seat,” says Michael Mortell, director of the Strategy Counts initiative. “The pilot sites are exploring how a strategic focus increases positive results for communities and clients.”

Strategy Counts is a multi-year initiative to closely examine the impact of elevating the role of strategy in nonprofit human service providers. It is funded by a $5.375 million grant from The Kresge Foundation.