Strategic Planning Meeting

Monday, June 24, 2024, 6:30 pm

At the Players Studio

Dear friends,

In the summer of 2020 the pandemic was in full swing and many wondered how community and even professional theatre organizations would survive. The Players devised a three-year Strategic Plan as an important “roadmap” for successfully navigating the crisis. This up-to-date Strategic Plan also cast us in a favorable light to grant-giving agencies and helped us secure some extremely helpful grants. 

Now it’s time to update the Strategic Plan to outline goals and objectives for the next three years. The hope is that an updated plan can in place by the end of August, 2024, allowing us to get right to work on the outlined goals and objectives at the beginning of the new season and also to have a new Strategic Plan document ready for fall, 2024 grant applications.

The input of Players members both past and present is needed! A Strategic Planning session will be held at the Studio on June 24, 2024 at 6:30 pm to gather that input. Katie Collins, Director of Development with The Capitol Center for the Arts and long-time friend of the Players, will be the meeting moderator. Please come and bring your ideas both creative and practical.

While a Strategic Plan normally covers specific goals and objectives for the following three years, topics for the longer term may also be discussed. Some folks have already thrown out potential subjects for discussion. For example,

  • How can we provide more opportunities for younger members and new members to gain experience and encourage them to fill key production and leadership positions?
  • How can we step up efforts to recruit and retain a diverse company of creative and skilled volunteers?

This is just a small sampling of possible topics. Please join your fellow Players at The Players Studio, 435 Josiah Bartlett Road, Concord, for this important meeting on June 24, 2024 at 6:30 pm. Working together, we can help ensure the Players future will be bright!


Moderator — Katie Collins  

Katie has been a part of NH’s nonprofit community since 1990. She is currently in  her 19th Season as the Director of Development for the Capitol Center for the Arts.  Her prior positions include serving as the Executive Director of the NH Writers’ Project and the Director of Development for NH Humanities. Among her accomplishments are the 2019 opening of the Bank of NH Stage following a $6.9 million capital campaign and keeping a performing arts center alive during the pandemic shutdown.  In her spare time, she is a regular contributor to the website “Grown and Flown, “ where she has published over 40 essays,  teaches workshops on grant writing, donor stewardship and public speaking for NH’s nonprofit community, and works as an actor with community and regional theaters throughout NH.  Katie doesn’t consider a day a success unless she has laughed and made someone else laugh in return.