Need assistance in formulating a comprehensive analysis of an existing public or nonprofit organization. Analysis should be 2400-2700 words and include the following sections:
- External Analysis
- Internal Analysis
- Strategy Formulation
- Strategy Selection
- Strategic Plan (Vision, Mission, Goals, Objectives, Selected Strategies, Recommended Tactics, and Strategy Map)
- Strategy Implementation and Evaluation (Include two action plans for selected strategy (ies) for key indicators.
-Conclusions and Recommendations
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is a 45 year old global organization with roughly 5 million members
globally. The organization was established as a worldwide fund raising organization dedicated to
promoting conservation of the environment and to supporting the efforts of other conservation groups.
Early projects included work with bald eagles and other bird species. The organization received funding
From the Smithsonian Institute in the 1970s, to study animal behavior and migration patterns with the
use of radio tracking devices. In the 1980's the organization began developing strategies for nature
conservation to promote the ongoing success of humanity, as a part of the natural world (World Wildlife
Fund, 2013). In 1990 the organization merged with the Conservation Foundation and began developing
programs of debt forgiveness for countries participating in and contributing to conservation efforts. In
the late 1990s the organization promoted research to determine the effects of man-made chemicals on
the endocrine systems of several species. WWF also joined efforts with World Bank, to develop
strategies to protect some forests and support sustainability of others. Since its inception, WWF has
established protected areas for wildlife around the globe and has developed programs to protect a
broad range of animal species and habitats.
In the early years, many citizens had little concern for the efforts of the organization, to protect
the environment and conserve natural habitats. The organization worked with conservation
organizations to gain support. Today, the organization promotes its efforts throughout the general
population and seeks donations from groups and individuals. However, the extent to which citizens
around the world relate to environmental consideration ranges from complete lack of concern to active
involvement in ecological and environmental efforts (Jenkins & Williamson, nd). WWF is gaining support
from both environmental and conservation groups and non-conservation corporations alike. When
corporations engage in such efforts outside their regular business practices, they send a message to
members of the communities in which they operate, that support of environmental and conservation
causes is acceptable.
While conservation initially focused on habitats and non-human species, it is increasingly
focused on improving the human condition, by promoting practices that help those whose basic human
needs are not being met, through sustainability and economic viability. "Economic growth and
development obviously involve changes in the physical ecosystem" (United Nations, 2002).
Conservation today considers more than just the physical environment. It takes into account the
indigenous populations that stand to benefit from the resources available in the ecosystems and how
to extend those resources to the benefit of both human and other species populations. The Hewlett
Foundation, for example promotes both environmental and educational advancement for those who
are at a disadvantage. Donors can choose from one of several areas of philanthropy in which to
support (The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, 2012). Though organizations are successful in
encouraging citizens to become involved, they are also increasing their efforts, by trying to meet the
needs of a broad range of beliefs and concerns related to conservation and environmental sustainability.
though the WWFs intentions seem noble, any organization with a noble mission will face as
much scrutiny as an organization that does not state a noble mission. Though the WWF is committed
to improving conditions for conservation efforts of both habitats and inhabitants around the globe, it
will face many conflicts. Sometimes conflicts come in the form of trying to support groups or efforts
that compete for the same natural resources. Determining which areas to focus resources may also
become a source of conflict among the organization's members and supporters. "In a world of
numerous stakeholders and conflicting interests, virtue is often not enough to earn the trust of a
discerning audience" (Muratova, 2012). In other words, an organization's intentions to do good do
not necessarily translate into actual benefit to stakeholders and may improve the outcomes of some
stakeholders at the cost or harm of others.
Partnering with other philanthropic organizations, even on a global scale, does not ensure the
WWF will be able to meet the needs of all stakeholder groups of interest, or even be able to meet the
most pressing needs of stakeholder groups in does become involved with. The WWF operates 30
international offices around the ...
A comprehensive analysis of an existing public/nonprofit organizations are given. The implementation and evaluations strategies are provided.