Turn Your Goals Into A Powerful Nonprofit Growth Plan



Hello and welcome to 2024! I’m still wrapping my head around how fast time flies. As we step into this new year, fresh from our reflective period, I’m excited to dive into leveraging this new year energy. In today’s episode, I’ll walk you through a 3-part framework to help you and your team focus on what truly matters, avoiding the chaos that often comes by March. This isn’t about adding more to your plate; it’s about organizing and moving forward with intention. We’ll explore how to use a simple paper-based tool to align our actions with our goals. From understanding our starting point to pinpointing our desired end state and identifying high-leverage actions, this framework is designed to keep us grounded and focused amidst the whirlwind of new challenges and opportunities. Let’s embark on this journey to ensure our 2024 is not just busy, but impactful and fulfilling.

3 Bullet Points:

  • Learn how to effectively leverage your current resources and identify gaps for growth in 2024.
  • Discover the importance of setting clear, impactful goals and how to maintain focus on them throughout the year.
  • Understand the significance of high-leverage actions to maximize your efforts and achieve outsized returns.

Five Key Takeaways:

  1. Baseline Assessment: Start by understanding where you are, including your strengths (SWOT analysis) and resources.
  2. Goal Clarity: Clearly define where you want to end up, focusing on impact and organizational goals.
  3. High-Leverage Actions: Prioritize actions that offer the greatest returns, aligning them with your goals.
  4. Focus and Intentionality: Maintain clarity and avoid overwhelm by continuously aligning actions with goals.
  5. Leveraging Tools and Networks: Utilize platforms like LinkedIn and community engagement for expansive growth.

Step-by-Step Process:

  1. Baseline Assessment:
    • Conduct or reflect on your SWOT analysis.
    • List your current resources (money, people, skills).
    • Identify and record key gaps and challenges.
  2. Setting Goals:
    • Define your end state for success.
    • Record impact and organizational goals, like fundraising targets.
  3. Identifying High-Leverage Actions:
    • Choose strategies that yield the best returns.
    • Prioritize actions like partnerships and community engagement.

Resources Mentioned:

  1. SWOT Analysis Tools: Tools for conducting SWOT analyses, helping you understand your current position.
  2. LinkedIn: A networking platform to expand your professional network and reach.
  3. Podcast Episodes: In-depth discussions on leveraging actions for growth.

Connect With Brooke

Connect with Brooke Richie Babbage at www.brookerichiebabbage.com

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