Strategy

We provide services to help organizations hone their mission, improve work culture, and engage communities.

A modular and participatory approach

Buscada’s modular and participatory approach to strategy enables mission-driven organizations to align core values, own their strategies, and emerge with an actionable set of co-designed decision-making tools that every member of an organization feels invested in, and has contributed to. 

Our strategy engagements result in co-designed tools for organizations’ ongoing use through a series of participatory modular workshops: core values, creating decision-making tools, growth of staff and organization, and near-term planning. These are outlined below and for a full set of our strategic modules, download this pdf.

Buscada is brilliant at gathering stakeholders and has synthesized our many activities into a coherent tool that helps clarify who we are and where we're going.
Cathy Linh Che
Executive Director, Kundiman
Thank you, Gabrielle & Kaushik,
for being our guides, collaborators, instigators, questioners, and so much more!
Kemi Ilesanmi
Executive Director, The Laundromat Project

Working with People | Core Values
These people-centered workshops help organizations define their core values—like community or engagement—and strengthen their capacity for collaboration.

How might we…? | Decision-making tool
This iterative series of workshops builds an actionable strategic framework linking an organization’s vision, mission, and programming, driven by the essential question, “how might we enact our vision?”

Growth | Supporting people
Our Growth workshops provide frameworks to identify skills and skill gaps across the organization, co-creating plans to help current staff members grow and to shape strategies for new hiring.

Near-term planning
Using the co-created strategic frameworks to make concrete near-term plans that fulfill organizational strategies, mission, and vision (and to respond to future change in mission-aligned ways).

A sampling of work

Arts Networks & Peer Learning

Strategic realignment work with FABnyc about how learning spaces and peer networks help sustain the arts through challenging times

The Laundromat Project Strategic Plan

A new strategic plan for a POC-centered organization that advances artists and neighbors as change agents in their communities.