The Strategic plan which Pat Grosse helped to develop, has been an invaluable resource for our Community Centre. The practice of the committee of management and staff working together to develop the document helped to cement the group as a team. Pat’s skills in coordination of a wide gamut of opinion and experience created a document that expressed the essence of the work of the centre and provided clear direction into the future. At the centre we use the plan to focus our attention on our core work and it has enabled us to report to our funding body on how we are meeting their strategic objectives for the community. I highly recommend the process of developing a strategic plan for grounding an organisation’s purpose and ensuring future sustainability.