Hold Team Meetings . Monitor and Evaluate Your Efforts . Sustain Your SART . Know Your Team . Critical Issues
Developing the Plan
Implement the Plan
Your sustainability plan should now include your SART's
- Minimum and optimal budgets/resources.
- List of team and community resources.
- Community outreach objectives.
- Timeline for outreach.
By taking the time to write a sustainability plan, you may increase your SART's
- Ability to apply what has been learned to future goals.
- Ability to show the value of your SART to employers, community partners, and funding agencies. Even if you need to modify aspects of the plan, identifying funding and resource requirements clearly demonstrates that you are focused on results and cost effectiveness.
- Ability to provide a formal record that will help to institutionalize your SART (a sustainability plan documents what was tried in the past and why, the level of community support, and what problems were encountered).
In This Toolkit: Monitor and Evaluate Your Efforts
Implementing a sustainability plan means monitoring and evaluating progress. Remember, planning never stopsthe sustainability plan is a blueprint you will need to review and revise based on your team's successes, challenges, and emerging issues.
- Thank community supporters publicly.
- Give supporters feedback so they will know how they are being most helpful.
- Continue to promote the SART's value by showing the community that the team is needed and effective.