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How To Achieve Your Goals As An Organisation

Many organisations struggle to actually accomplish what they set out to do. Sadly, this can cause a team of volunteers to lose faith because the momentum on the work they are providing will seem to waiver. If you want to make sure that you stay on path with the good work you are doing, then use some of these steps on how to set and achieve your goals!

Things you'll need

  • Positive mindset
  • Patience
  • Organisational skills
1

Brainstorm Your Ideas

One of the most important roles of a leader of an organisation is one who can come up with ideas on how to solve a problem and execute the plan to do so. However, it is also important to allow others who are volunteering their time to feel they are included so that they feel a sense of connection to the work being done.

This is why its important to set up a time to allow everyone involved to brainstorm and come up with ideas. Spend a couple of hours where everyone's voice can be heard and then come up with a list of things you want to get done.

2

Chunk Everything Down

Once you have your entire list of items, now it’s time to start chunking them down. This is a process that is widely used by a life coach who helps their clients not feel overwhelmed by everything that needs to get done.

The idea is to take everything you want to do and start creating the smaller steps for each goal. This step is very important so that you can build a roadmap and everyone is on the same page about the work that needs to be done.

3

Set Clear Benchmarks

Once you have a roadmap in place about what you want to accomplish in your organization, then you are going to need to set clear benchmarks. A benchmark is a simple way to determine if you are actually making good progress within your plan. This way as you accomplish certain tasks, it will help you in knowing whether you are or are not moving in the right direction.

An example of a benchmark could be something like:

A. Have website built by certain date
B. Have job description for volunteers by certain date
C. Raise X amount of funds by certain date

4

Create A Plan

Once you have your benchmarks and roadmap in place, now its time to create an action plan so that you know what you do on a weekly and daily basis. The most important factor of this step is that you have the self awareness to create realistic due dates and time lines so that you don’t feel overwhelmed.

Very often many organizational leaders will take on too much and be very ambitious with their goals. Be realistic and make sure that you leave room for errors so that you can pivot and adjust.

Further information

Once you have your plan in place, now its time to set sail and start tackling it!

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