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    Long and Short Term Organizational Goals

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    1.Can you explain 2-3 short-term goals (1-4 years) for an organization like the American Red Cross and the challenges that might impact these goals? How might the organization overcome these challenges?
    2. Also what might be 2-3 long-term goals (15-20 years) for the American Red Cross? Could you Identify long-term trends (i.e., social, political, demographic, economic, ecological, technological, etc.) that might impact these goals?
    3.Why is important to define short-term and long-term goals?
    4. Identify and share resources that you might use to help define the organizational goals.

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    Red Cross goals
    1. a) form stronger partnerships with other relief agencies - this is especially necessary in places with little or no access by the Red Cross. Governments may create barriers. In some areas, supplies are stolen and sold by the government or other groups.
    b) Form stronger partnerships with relief related agencies (blood banks, doctor associations) - Stronger partnerships allow the Red Cross to use these agencies to get supplies and food to needy populations. Again, governments might be an issue. Barriers by groups with other agendas could create problems. The goals of the other agencies might preclude or block some of the efforts of the Red Cross
    c) Create template for areas of concerns and potential needs for geographical locations not ...

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    This solution discusses organizational goals for the Red Cross using the supplied assignment questions.