Strategic Doing / Envision Norton
In 2017, the Dane G. Hansen Foundation created a formal opportunity for each of the 26 counties that make up the northwest quarter of Kansas to participate in Strategic Doing.
Norton County has been participating in Strategic Doing since 2015 in the form of an annual community convening - called "Envision Norton" - which creates an atmosphere for people from all backgrounds and ages to come together and brainstorm what they would like to see happen in the county. Groups are formed and they work through the process to quickly and efficiently accomplish the intended goals.
In the Spring of 2020, Norton County Community Foundation (NCCF) compiled the data from the last four years (2015 - 2019) of Strategic Doing into one report. 13 categories were identified as common themes in the goals set at the Strategic Doing meetings. The 13 categories are: Youth; Education; Seniors; Childcare; Housing; Beautification; Healthcare; Recreation; Entertainment; Arts/Culture; Faith; Economic Impact; and Safety/Security. Click on the categories below to view a detailed list of grants awarded.
Over the last four years, $881,493.21 has been awarded in grants from NCCF to projects within these 13 identified categories. This pie chart shows the breakdown of the total grant dollars given to each specific category.
What is Strategic Doing?
A process that teaches people how to form collaborations quickly, move them toward measurable outcomes, and make adjustments along the way.