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Organizational Sustainability



SECTION 3 EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS

TO KNOW MORE ABOUT DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS

The following sites can give you more information on program effectiveness and relevance.

Philippine Council for NGO Accreditation. Guidebook on the Basics of NGO Governance. Manila: No Date.

http://nationalserviceresources.org/sustainability-toolkit

http://nationalserviceresources.org/files/legacy/filemanager/download/online/sustainability_toolkit.pdf

http://www.maxwideman.com/pmglossary/PMG_M03.htm

“Project Management” in http://www.mindtools.com/pages/main/newMN_PPM.htm

http://chiefmarketer.com/disciplines/branding/creating_relevance_10182006/

http://www.mak.com/community/MAK-blog/?p=376

ASSESSING THE EFFECTIVENESS AND RELEVANCE OF YOUR PROGRAMS

The following tool can help you assess the effectiveness and relevance of your programs.

Yes No Gap Source of Gap
1. Does our program have a program description?
2. Does it have SMART objectives?
3. Was it developed with the participation of our stakeholders?
4. Is it responsive and relevant to community needs?
5. Is it organically linked to our organization’s VMG?
6. Does it have a timeframe?
7. Does it have indicators and milestones?
8. Is there a defined project development, implementing, monitoring and evaluation scheme?
9. Does it have adequate funding?
10. Does our board have a program committee?

You can address the gaps in the performance of your programs by using the following tool. The “Milestones” in the tool refer to documents or situations that tell you are close to achieving your task, such as “Indicators and milestones have been set”, “Monitoring scheme has been developed”, or “Board Program Committee has been formed”.

Gap Source of Gap Critical Activities to Address Gap Persons to Involve in Addressing Gap Resources Needed to Address Gap Source of Resources Milestones Time frame
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OUR PLAN FOR THE NEXT THREE MONTHS - SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

  1. Conduct program conceptualization workshop with stakeholder
  2. Identify core programs according to organization”s VMG.
  3. Develop indicators and milestones.
  4. Develop project management (planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation) scheme.
  5. Form a Board Program Committee.