SEEDing Sustainability™ Summary Report for NYWF
Baseline Aggregate Self-Assessment Findings
SUMMARY: Grantee Partner Self-Ratings
Executive and Shared Leadership 12.4%
Story-Telling & Promotion 12.4%
Resource Development 11.6%
Planning & Implementation 14.1%
Financial Management 14.8%
Evaluation & Strategic Learning 11.4%
*Attention is most needed to uplift the shaded elements.
Five participating organzations: Girls Write Now, Mercy Center, Start Small Think Big, STRIVE International and Urban Upbound,
Note: A larger sample size in the future will reveal greater differentiation and emergent patterns.
ACHIEVING SUSTAINABILITY: EIGHT ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS
Governance: activities that will enable the board to evolve and grow more strategically, such as developing a recruitment plan and increasing engagement.
Resource Development: activities that will strengthen and diversify resources, such as developing a fundraising plan and establishing earned revenue mechanisms
Evaluation and Strategic Learning: activities to reflect on, improve and report effectiveness, such as diagnostic tools, visioning conversations and debriefs.
Financial Management: activities that will strengthen and professionalize financial systems, such as implementing a new accounting system.
Planning & Implementation: activities that align daily execution with vision and establish priorities and streamlined systems to assure that goals are achieved.
Story-Telling & Promotion: activities that fortify communications to stakeholders, such as creating a communications plan, or delivering dynamic, compelling reports.
Executive and Shared Leadership Development: activities that build capacity for leadership transitions, inspire participation and develop leaders and teamwork.
Infrastructure: activities that will improve the organization’s ability to carry out its mission, such as improved technologies, increased space, partners, paid staff.