No single organization has the money or know-how to deliver every project and program included in its quality-of-life plan. Successful implementation requires the ability to form partnerships, make deals, raise funds and leverage resources.
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Project Management: Moving From Plan to Implementation
The plan is done. Now, how do you go from planning to implementation? Once you bring partners to the table, how do you keep them engaged and accountable to ensure successful implementation of the community’s quality-of-life plan? When someone is conflicted, how do you bring them to the table?
Lead Agency Responsibilities
This template outlines the responsibilities of the lead agency/convening agency in a typical Building Sustainable Communities program. It includes key responsbilities for the board of directors, the executive director and the staff assigned to the program. Lead Agency Responsibilities template
Strategic Planning Tip Sheet
This short outline goes through the various steps that go into strategic planning with the community: engagement, planning and documentation/communication. Download here.
Strategic Planning - Sample Timeline for Rapid Process
This sample timeline from the Chicago New Communities Program, covering two months and three meetings, can help participants plan and successfully complete short-term strategic planning processes. Each step of the planning process can be done in separate phases.
How West Indianapolis Developed a Community Fund
Find out how the community of West Indianapolis leveraged relationships using their quality-of-life plan to raise capital that has helped fund more than 45 projects and counting.
Photos, quotes and stories by LISC/Chicago's scribes and photographers capture the "how" of community development as 900 practitioners from around the country gathered for the Getting It Done conference on March 26-27, 2008.
This booklet from the Getting It Done conference taps into experienced practitioners in Chicago's New Communities Program to find out how they use these tools: engagement, deal making, communicating, leveraging, planning, leading, playing and evaluating. Checklists in each category provide a quick way to see if you are covering the essentials.
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