Assessment Report and Strategic Plan Example and Tips

As I’ve said before, I myself have taken this class in a previous semester.  I took it last spring as an undergraduate. Here is the assessment report and strategic plan that my group members and I wrote.  Please use it as an example to assist you with writing your own reports.

It has been a year since I have taken this class, so I don’t remember too much about the process that my group went through.  I would like to share some of the details that remember, however, to hopefully offer you further assistance for writing your reports.

First of all, I should tell you all that I was living almost 4 hours away from NDSU and my two group members when I took this class, so I was not able to meet them face to face at any time throughout the project because I was simply too far away.  We learned how to use technology in new ways to overcome this challenge.  I must say that I always felt in contact with my group members.  We communicated using Google+ hangouts for our group meetings.  We did a lot of emailing to keep in touch with each other.  We used Google Docs the most though.  We each completed sections of the report, put them into a single Google Doc, then we all looked at the Google Doc at the same time and edited it live together as a group.  We used the chat feature on the sidebar to communicate with each other, and we used different colors to highlight the sections we changed or the ones we added.  We also did editing separately at different times, using highlighting in different colors and writing notes to each other directly in the Google Doc.  This allowed us to write and edit the report completely as a team, and the distance didn’t matter.

Here is a basic outline of the steps I remember us completing in order to write the report (like I said, it’s been a year since I thought about this, but I’ll tell you what I can remember):

  • My two group members met with our nonprofit organization (Lakes and Prairies Community Action Partnership) to discuss their needs.
  • We began to come up with a plan and determined what steps needed to be taken to meet the needs of LPCAP.
  • We met with LPCAP again to discuss a draft of the plan.
  • We revised our plan, then met with LPCAP again to get it finalized.  At that meeting, we also showed the first few steps of the plan that we had already completed (the ones they approved at the previous meeting).
  • We began completing more of the steps, actually working to implement the plan.
  • We met with LPCAP one final time to show them what social media we set up and how to use it in the future.  This presentation showed volunteers and employees how to work with the social media.  The final version of our plan provided them with concrete goals to work with.

Working with LPCAP was a great experience for me.  I developed skills that I will be able to use in the future, and I was able to help a nonprofit organization at the same time.  Good luck on your projects, and enjoy this experience.  It will be rewarding in so many ways.

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