In my last post, I began listing parts of my model for building your project on paper. I listed the first four tasks, which focus on becoming very familiar with the problems associated with the category of people you have selected to help. In this post, I will share the next four items in my 15-item list.
5. Explain how your plan to assist the category of people you have selected is different from services currently being delivered to these people.
6. Identify strengths and weaknesses in your plan.
7. If appropriate, attempt to make improvements in your planned project based on feedback from identifying strengths and weaknesses.
8. Construct one goal and a few objectives for the project you want to deliver.
These four items focus on your planned project. You are asked to compare your project to any similar projects that exist in your community, as well as search for weaknesses in your plan. When we identify weaknesses, we are asked to strategize to reduce or eliminate those weaknesses.
Item number 8 is very important, because the goal statement and objectives carefully state what we intend to accomplish with our planned project. The goal will be a general statement, while the objectives will indicate specific client outcomes we expect.
I want to share my full plan for building our project on paper piece by piece, rather than list all 15 items at once. After I have shared all 15 items, I will discuss each one individually. If you conscientiously follow this 15-step plan, you will have a powerful document that represents your planned project. This document can be extremely useful when seeking donations and writing grant proposals. The document is also helpful when trying to help others understand our planned project.
On a more personal dimension, I leave tomorrow for the Santee Sioux reservation to work with some tribal youth who are part of a reservation club called Young Braves. We will have archery practice and then a competition in what we call Archery Camp. I always look forward to my trips to the reservation. The kids are really fun, and I enjoy my time with the Santee leader of Young Braves, Butch Denny.
Thanks for reading my small blog.
Best wishes. – Keith