Strategic Orientations 2020

Representatives of the Dianova Network

Dianova’s strategic guidelines for 2020 – Together, Farther!

Dianova representativesGlobalization is an inevitable process, one which opens a new and promising chapter in terms of openness and exchange, although it has been accompanied since the global crisis by tremendous social challenges, such as the growing inequalities and impoverishment and the unemployment – issues that in turn lead to other problems, such as addiction, homelessness, forced migrations, etc.

Since the date of its professionalization, in 1998, the Dianova network has been committed to an ongoing process of modernization to increase its capacity to provide efficient responses to the multiple challenges resulting from the crises, whether economic, social, environmental and even moral – while keeping to its fundamentals, i.e. its Mission, Vision and Values. With these objectives in mind a “strategic plan” has been defined every four years by the Dianova Network.

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About strategic planning

Strategic planning implies to develop a roadmap that will provide Dianova with the means to achieve its medium to long term vision. It is a process that requires the Dianova network to scrutinise its environments and its different contexts, both internally and externally, draw up future projections and identify strategies that will enable it to fulfil the mission common to its members. Finally, strategic planning is about trying and anticipating the new developments that are now taking shape, instead of just reacting to immediate events.

“Plans are worthless, but planning is indispensable – Dr. Graeme Edwards

The success of a strategic plan is primarily based on the process leading to it. A strategic plan is much more than a mere document. Above all, it is a participatory process that leads each participant to adopt common objectives in order to reach a consensus on the strategic orientations of an organization.

The fifth strategic orientations document of the Dianova network has been developed last year, over a six-month period, with the participation of about 50 people, both representative of member organizations and having much diverse backgrounds in terms of experience, proficiency and professional skills.

Unity of action and autonomy

It should be stressed that the decision-making and strategic consensus process has in this case been facilitated by a preliminary study of the organization’s macro-environments, in Europe, North America and Latin America. This study was based on seven dimensions: socio-cultural, technological – information and communication, economic, political and legal, ethical, demographic, and ecological.

The results of Dianova’s strategic planning were approved in October by the Assembly of Delegates of Dianova International (Dianova’s highest governance body, comprised of representatives of each member organization). In the course of this year, each member organization of the network will then have to develop their own strategic plan based on these guidelines and on a deciding principle: autonomy in the unity of action.

Strategic Orientations 2020

Raison d’Etre of the Dianova Network

Strategic Vision 2020

  • Dianova is an international network active in the field of social solidarity economy and maintaining strategic alliances which contribute to a more just and equitable social development.
  • Dianova is a proactive social agent which develops innovative actions, promoting organizational resilience as a deciding factor for development.
  • Dianova develops diversified and trust-based projects with the public and/or private sectors, being a self-reliant, financially self-sustaining organization.
  • Dianova is a reference for the organized civil society due to its interventions and advocacy actions impacting directly on public policies.

Strategic Guidelines 2020

Diversification : We develop projects through strategic alliances which guarantee our autonomy and sustainability.

Internationality: Our purpose is to be citizens of the world, acting as international ambassadors of community networking.

Proactivity: We take responsibility for making things happen.

Adaptability: We provide effective responses to the challenges of a changing environment, thus strengthening internal cohesion and organizational development.

Together, Farther!