Developing a plan for how the network is going to achieve it’s vision and goals is critical for effective use of resources and achieving sustainable collective impact. Each of the three regional networks in the Building Community Power project developed at least one strategic plan, and used these plans as roadmaps for their work together.
Creating a strategic plan is not as daunting as it sounds. Each network designed their process and their plan to suit the needs and interests of their members. This is an example of a template for a broad plan created by the Somos la Semilla network to begin defining their goals and objectives and assign implementation teams.