Aloha Harvest – The future is now!
Our grantee partners Aloha Harvest, recently completed a strategic planning process that helped their team and their board build a strategy designed to help them have a more significant impact in and with the communities they exist to serve. As Hawaii’s largest food rescue and redistribution organization, and with the challenge of hunger, food insecurity and food waste contributing to climate change, supporting their effort to be more strategic in their growth and operations in the coming years, was an easy decision.
One of the philosophies of the H.T. Hayashi Foundation is a belief in the importance of supporting the capacity-building needs of nonprofit organizations. Often, funding is received for direct program expenses, but other essential costs go uncovered. Those costs could include staff operations, insurance, facility maintenance, training, professional development, staff wellness initiatives, strategic planning, utilities, etc. We are happy to have had the opportunity to support the development of a strategic plan for Aloha Harvest. Read their summary plan here. If you are unfamiliar with how strategic plans go, the document you’ll peruse is a summary document. The detailed and extensive plan is developed and used “behind the scenes” and not for public consumption because of the often confidential nature of operational considerations.