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.
Financial Management: activities that will strengthen and professionalize financial systems, such as implementing a new accounting system.
Evaluation and Strategic Learning: activities to reflect on, improve and report effectiveness, such as diagnostic tools, visioning conversations and debriefs.
Planning & Implementation: activities that align daily execution with vision and establish priorities and streamlined systems to assure that goals are achieved.
Resource Development: activities that will strengthen and diversify resources, such as developing a fundraising plan and establishing earned revenue mechanisms.
Story-Telling & Promotion: activities that fortify communications to stakeholders, such as creating a communications plan, or delivering dynamic, compelling reports.
Infrastructure: activities that will improve the organization’s ability to carry out its mission, such as improved technologies, increased space, partners, paid staff.
Executive and Shared Leadership Development: activities that build capacity for leadership transitions, inspire participation and develop leaders and teamwork.