S.M.A.R.T. Planning

S.M.A.R.T. Planning

S.M.A.R.T. –  Strategic Planning

(Specific – Measurable – Achievable – Realistic – Timely)

S.M.A.R.T planning will avoid delays. It’s better to be proactive rather than reactive. Fail to plan is to plan to fail! Establish benchmark meetings leading up to the final date. Have regular team meetings.

  • 2016 Date, time, place selected for the event

  • Theme of the ceremony

    • Contact key person for all communication

    • Address,phone,etc

  • Emcee for Ceremony

  • Emcee named

  • Keynotespeaker Decided (Contacted 6months ahead (phone/email) to confirm

  • Selection list for honorary appreciation

Letter of invite tailored to the office Name/Accomplishments/Biography

Contacted 8 months ahead for acceptance of invitation (confirm response)

  • Guest list identified and invited

    • 5months contacted for RSVP

    • Invitation cards mailed

  • Public official list for invitatio – 4 months for RSVP

  • Members of the press list  – 4 months for RSVP

  • Type of award granted – categories

  • Hospitality summary cost budgeted

Evaluate present status on all levels by Chairperson (pastor/delegate)

Performance Planning and Review

To evaluate how the church is promoting the benefits of the program in the community.

Action 1

  • Define the unique offer and benefits.

  • State the value of the program.

Action 2

  • Target significant community leadership.
  • Identify influencers meeting the relevant needs of community.

Action 3

  • A user-friendly program available for recognizing community needs.
  • Make it appealing to intended users.

Action 4

  • Distribution channels access for the program.
  • Increase program visibility methodologies.

Action 5

  • Focus on benefiting giving community recognition.
  • Offer services / user focused

Action 6

  • Make it look S.M.A.R.T
  • Make the program-sale cost effective.

Action 7

The program must fulfill needs of the program user. End users should have a clear understanding of the program benefits.