SEEDing Sustainability™ Summary Report for NYWF

FIVE ORGS
April-May 2015

SEEDing SUSTAINABILITY

Baseline Aggregate Self-Assessment Findings

SUMMARY: Grantee Partner Self-Ratings

Evaluation
11.4%

Resource Development

11.6%

Infrastructure
10.8%

Executive and Shared Leadership                        12.4%

 

 

Story-Telling  & Promotion                                   12.4%

 

 

 

Resource Development                                        11.6%

 

 

 

Planning & Implementation                                 14.1%

 

 

 

Financial Management                                            14.8%

 

 

 

Infrastructure                                                            10.8%

 

 

Governance                                                                 12.4%

 

 

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

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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.