A sound planning process begins with analyzing the situation as it currently exists. An organized approach to this analysis indicates a number of subjects that need to be addressed. The participants in the planning workshop carefully analyzed various phases of GAWDA: recent developments and market trends; an organization profile; the GAWDA mission; programs, services and activities; membership trends; a financial analysis and an organizational assessment. This analysis is necessary to provide a basis for the development of sound plans. Read the 2007 GAWDA strategic plan.