Working with David Abbott, Executive Director of Festival of the Arts, the Organizational Structures class learned about how a large-scale community event operates. They were tasked with envisioning ways Festival of the Arts could generate more revenue from art sales.
Throughout the semester, the Organizational Structures class looked at the ways in which they could innovate and elaborate on the retail experience at reBlue. reBlue is a retail extension of the Goodwill organization that focuses on unique and one of a kind products sourced from Goodwill’s around the region.
What impact can a product have after it is donated? The old model of buying and throwing away isn’t cutting it anymore. In the future products need to have a continuous lifecycle so that as little goes to waste as possible.