Much of the consulting work I do is with nonprofit organizations. Some years ago, I realized that many 501c3’s and new projects within existing organizations began with great intentions, but weren’t starting smart. They were started without proper reflection, planning and resources to realistically sustain the leader’s idea.
This often occurred due to a well-intentioned leader, with a heart of gold, and a worthwhile goal who followed the “ready – fire – aim” approach to program development. The following questions were developed to help project leaders think clearly and plan accordingly