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Organizational Assessment

The Organizational Assessment reviews all operational areas of a museum. Upon completion, a museum is better prepared to operate as a 21st century museum with a strong understanding of core museum standards and professional practices that support sustainability. This assessment places significant emphasis on strategic planning as well as ensuring operations and resources align with the museum’s mission.

What should you expect from an Organizational Assessment?

Increase staff and/or governing authority’s knowledge about:

  • Respective roles and responsibilities of governing authority and staff
  • Museum standards and professional practices
  • Resources available to help the museum

Improve alignment of:

  • Operations to mission
  • Resources to mission
  • Organizational structure to mission

Improve ability to:

  • Develop a mission statement or refine the existing mission statement
  • Develop an institutional plan
  • Prioritize goals and use of resources
  • Develop/review/revise policies and procedures
  • Assess facilities management needs
  • Manage risk
  • Manage renovation, expansion or the construction of a new facility
  • Improve financial sustainability
  • Care for collections
  • Engage the community
  • Strengthen interpretation and exhibits

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