Future-mapping technique for a non-profit organization
Potdar, Apurva (2022)
School of Engineering Science, Tuotantotalous
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Organizations often find themselves in a difficult situation when strategizing for the future. This report aims to map the future of a non-profit organization. According to the author, future mapping means assessing the future possibilities, assessing the available options, and using these analyses to direct the organization. The work covers the gap between future studies and strategies for non-profit organizations as a by-product. The technique is applied in the case of a non-profit organization, Modus ry, which supports the handcrafting entrepreneurs and businesses in Finland. The work has two resulting outputs. One is the recommendations for the association, and the second is a technique for future mapping. When developing the technique, the work may also be described as a recombination of individual already existing concepts to get the most out of them. These concepts include scenario-based strategy, future wheels, and analysis tools like context diagram, why-why diagram, stakeholder map, analysis tables, etc. The technique is replicable and valid. Strategizing for long-term possibilities while at the same time integrating short-lasting trends and changes is the highlight of the technique.