YOU OWE IT TO YOUR DONORS TO HAVE A CLEARLY ARTICULATED PLAN
BUT YOU DON'T NEED TO SPEND MONTHS WORDSMITHING A 20 PAGE DOCUMENT NOBODY IS GOING TO READ.
OK, so you know you should be creating a strategic plan...
but you hate to hire a traditional nonprofit consultant who has a drawn-out strategic planning process that is quite honestly a bit over your head and might make it look like you have your stuff together but you're left wondering if you or your mission is any better off after the strategic planning process.
I get it! This is exactly how I felt!
I am all about less talk and more action and I wanted a plan that was actionable and held the organization accountable. A plan that got everyone on the same page. Everyone knew the expectations and there were no surprises. Even better, we could prove to stakeholders we did what we said we were going to do.
WHERE WAS THAT PLAN??
Well, I never found it, but that is why I created the IMPACT ROADMAP.
The IMPACT ROADMAP is a 5 step strategic planning framework
- STEP 1: Overarching Purpose: We need to get clear on what desired result you are trying to achieve, for who, and why. We then determine the best vehicles for change and headline indicators for success (metrics that let your know you're accomplishing your mission).
- STEP 2, 3 & 4: The Vehicles: We go through each vehicle for change and determine how does each help you accomplish your mission? Then we map out key performance indicators for each vehicle and key activities you need to focus on in order to be successful. We also articulate why each vehicle matters - a bold statement helping stakeholders understand the impact of your programs.
- Step 5: Operations: Finally we determine what marketing, administrative and development support is needed to accomplish our mission. This is where staffing, fundraising, and other operational key activities and key performance indicators go.
Thats it...and guess what, it takes less than a day to develop.
Less than a day to get:
- everyone crystal clear on exactly what you plan to do, how you will do it and how you will measure success
- a beautiful, graphically designed, external document to share with stakeholders
- a solid criteria to use when evaluating what projects you should take on, what activities you should work on and how to prioritize your time
- a frame work for all of your communications and fundraising campaigns throughout the year
- an accountability tool to guide board meetings
- and so much more
If you have wanted to get clear, get focused, and get everyone on the same page so you can be impactful and actually be able to demonstrate that impact, then you need an IMPACT ROADMAP.
Learn How To:
Gain an Unfair Advantage with Grants and Funders
Avoid Being Overworked, Underpaid, and Overwhelmed
Feel Confident That Funders And Stakeholders Understand The Impact You're Making.
Now that is a tall promise and you're probably wondering...
"WHO IS THIS REBECCA CHICK AND WHY SHOULD I LISTEN TO HER?"
STRUGGLING NONPROFIT FOUNDER TO NATIONAL PROGRAM SCALER
Listen...I was sooooo excited to start my nonprofit. I felt God was calling me to develop a program healing children in foster care through equine-assisted learning.
I felt well positioned to use my unique experience as a social worker and a natural horsemanship trainer to develop the life skills needed for children with complex trauma needs to make healthy transitions into adulthood, better positioning us to END our foster care crisis.
So I stepped out in faith and guess what...NOBODY CARED. IT WAS HARD. And, as much as I knew about complex trauma and horses, I didn't know how to make people care. I also didn't know:
- How important standard operating procedures, systems and processes were or how to create them for that matter
How to recruit, onboard, and engage volunteers & board members
How to write grants
- How to plan events
- How to develop an end of year campagin
- How to make sure donors and the few supporters I had felt valued
- How to plan for sustainability
I was so busy doing ALL THE THINGS, and being overwhelmed by the things I didn't know how to do that I found myself being a martyr thinking this just must be what living a life of service is. I was killing myself to serve others.
I was eating out of the food bank and taking clothing dontations ... FOR MYSELF.
I even crashed my car once while opening the mail thinking that there might be a donation check in there and I could pay the rent.
I went on like this for a while until...
I GOT FED UP
This wasn't what God intended for me, and this wasn't the IMPACT I was trying to make. I started this thing with a vision with BIG IMPACT - NATIONAL IMPACT.
SO I GOT CLEAR, MADE A PLAN AND BECAME LASER FOCUSED
I had to learn how to say NO to everything that wasn't directly related to my mission, which meant serving less kids (for a short period), losing some of my board and even shutting down initial location.
But guess what?...NOW there are Stable Moments® locations across the US.
Serving WAY more kids than I ever could at one location.
God makes you uncomfortable so you can grow into his big vision for your life...and yes, you can serve more - make more impact, by doing even less.
You just need to be focused on the right things!
But this isn't all that qualifies me to take you on this journey from nonprofit to FOR PURPOSE.
As more and more nonprofit directors became certified in my model I realized that although I had given them a PLUG and PLAY program model, nearly ALL of them needed help, just as I did, in running a thriving nonprofit without killing themselves.
In my quest to HELP, I got my masters degree in program evaluation, and a professional certification in Results Based Accountability and started offering strategic planning and evaluation consulting.
But I was so frustrated with the long, drawn-out, process to develop a strategic plan, just to have it put on a shelf and not lead to action.
Nonprofits need a simple framework to articulate:
WHAT they are trying to do, for WHO
HOW they will get there, and
Key Performance Indicators that measure, not only, HOW MUCH they do, but HOW WELL they do it and is ANYBODY BETTER OFF because of their organization.
And they need all the ongoing support to actually implement the plan they make from this simple framework.
The FOR PURPOSE Model :
GET CLEAR: Develop your Impact Roadmap to achieve your desired result
GET FOCUSED: Set key activities, so you can stop spending all your time on low ROI items and focus on only things you know will push your mission forward.
BE IMPACTFUL: Set clear success metrics and then track your data so you can articulate your impact at any given moment!
ITS TIME FOR SOME RADICAL COMMITMENT TO THIS CAUSE
IN JUST A WEEK
YOU COULD HAVE A CLEAR STRATEGIC PLAN
And feel super confident applying for funding and selling your mission. With your Impact Roadmap you will:
- Have a competitive edge among similar organizations applying for funding
- Finally be able to determine what success looks like and how to track it
- Prove to stakeholders that your programs are built on a strong theory of positive outcomes
IN A YEAR FROM NOW...
Are you going to be...
- Killing yourself
- Doing all the things
- Putting out fires
OR... Are you going to be...
- Clear and Focused
- Working in your sweet spot
- Have an Impact Roadmap
- Have an Impact Report
- Prove your
The GOOD NEWS is you get to CHOOSE
As someone with over 12 years nonprofit experience, I found Rebecca's facilitation of the Impact Roadmap of high quality and value. ”
____ Katie Stewart
“Rebecca makes strategic planning much more straightforward with her Impact Roadmap. Now we have clear direction to get to work.”
____ Kate McMeekin
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That's right: Go through the course, check out the tools, download the resources, follow the steps, put in the work, and if you don't love it in the first 7 days of your purchase, send me an email and I'll refund you immediately.
No questions asked, no hard feelings.
If this course doesn't help you, I'd much prefer for you to take your money and invest it where you will get what you need.