Introduction

Nothing ever stays the same - change is an obvious constant of life.

The last half century has delivered not just unimaginable and exciting advances in technology, but also a simpler, easier route to amateur radio certification - virtually world wide.

Yet, despite these positive changes, many once-healthy amateur radio organizations are experiencing serious challenges maintaining or growing membership. And to complicate recovery, leadership seems powerless to alter the trend.

This section of Building Better Organizations advances a different kind of strategic planning - one which enrolls the organization’s entire constituency - effectively ensuring the participation of all stakeholders.

It is not the standard SWOT  analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

Rather, it's a process wich begins in the future, which encourages organizations to leave its baggage behind, creating the opportunity to dream of, and document what can be, consistent with the organization’s vision.