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
Emcee for Ceremony
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.
Define the unique offer and benefits.
State the value of the program.
- Target significant community leadership.
- Identify influencers meeting the relevant needs of community.
- A user-friendly program available for recognizing community needs.
- Make it appealing to intended users.
- Distribution channels access for the program.
- Increase program visibility methodologies.
- Focus on benefiting giving community recognition.
- Offer services / user focused
- Make it look S.M.A.R.T
- Make the program-sale cost effective.
The program must fulfill needs of the program user. End users should have a clear understanding of the program benefits.