It is always good to layout goals to better and improve your Nonprofit. You need to determine a couple factors before you can start listing your set of ongoing goals. First, there are goals that can be completed in an instant, say a phone call to a certain representative. On the other hand, there are goals that need maybe a month or so to accomplish, such as scheduling a huge fundraiser event. Some goals may even take the course of a fiscal year to accomplish.
Whatever the duration of your goals may be, once you determine what can be finished today and what needs to be finished in the future, you can start creating a strategy on how to thoroughly approach these goals.
The more precise you are the better off you will be. The clearer your actions and main goals will look to others. Also the more specific the guidelines are the chances of messing up are lessened.
Setting up unreasonable goals can be the worst thing you can do for a nonprofit. It sets up an individual for a chance of failing on that goal. It can be a waste of crucial time and money, which is hard as we all know, for nonprofits to lose a great deal off.
3. Setting and making Deadlines
Setting deadlines is without a doubt on of the most important steps in goal achieving. If you don’t there’s no say in how long it will take to complete a task. It can either take one day or 10 years. It is best to combine Step 2 and 3 together because they both play off each other. You want to set an appropriate amount of time to go with a reachable goal.
4. Review and Adjust
Most companies believe it is best to do quarterly and yearly reviews because it is best to know if your organization is either doing extremely well or extremely not well and in which certain areas. This is a key part and any business or nonprofit because it is good to take a step back see what areas and goals need a little patching up.
5. Celebrate Completed Goals
Completing a goal creates a self-satisfaction that should be noticed to create and boost morale of everyone who helped achieved this goal. This is a good way for management to connect and create chemistry with the rest of the staff. It also helps take away stress in the workplace. So celebrate and be happy, that’s one more goal off the list!
Written By: Mark McCulley