Overview: Typically, a not-for-profit organization’s existence is based on a desire to provide a public benefit. Not-for-profit organizations exist across industries and are present in education, healthcare, development, and environmental agencies. Studying the organization’s mission, history, and current position are foundational to delving into information about its leadership practices, communication strategies, financial position, and ethical practices. This milestone provides you with the basic understanding you will need to move forward with your strategic analysis.
Prompt: Develop a profile of the not-for-profit organization (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) on which you will perform your strategic analysis. Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
I. Introduction: Provide the name of the not-for-profit organization on which you have chosen to perform your strategic analysis. Explain your interest in this particular not-for-profit organization and your rationale for selecting it for your final project.
II. Mission: Why does this not-for-profit organization exist? Who does it serve? What is its formal mission statement?
III. History: Provide a history of the not-for-profit organization. When was it founded? By whom was it founded? How long has it been in existence? What are some milestones related to its growth?
IV. Current Position: How many offices and locations does the not-for-profit organization serve? What is the profile of the people it serves? What is the nature of the cause it was created to support?
Guidelines for Submission: Submit a 2- to 3-page Microsoft Word document (not including the title page or references). It should be double spaced with 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and APA formatting.