Strategic Planning Part 4—Implementation Plan

19 Mar

By: Meghann Gunderman, TFFT’s Founder and Executive Director

Since the stakeholders workshops, the TFFT Team has been working tirelessly to finalize our implementation plan. It is one thing to come up with a strategy. It is a whole different animal to implement it.

Right now we are in the throes of compiling TFFT’s Action Matrix. To say this is intricate and detail-oriented would be an understatement! Imagine if our vision–our ideal world–were an amazing feast. Well. Then creating an action matrix is like picking apart that feast to consider exactly which dishes to serve, the ingredients needed to make each dish, and also where each of those ingredients come from—right down to planting each and every grain of rice. That gives you some idea of the amount of detail this matrix holds.

I’m not going to lie, it makes my head hurt to think about sometimes, but spending these past few months focusing on a strategic plan has been exhilarating. It is one thing to dream as an individual, it is another to see that your ideal world is a dream shared by many.  This process has brought clarity, a sense of achievement, a greater understanding of our strengths and challenges, and a path to move forward. It is clearer than ever that we have the ability to affect change, and there are a lot of players in our region willing and able to help us achieve our dreams for orphan and vulnerable children as well as provide QUALITY education for children throughout Tanzania.

Whew! The past four posts have been filled with questions, information, and ideas. What are your thoughts and questions regarding this whole process?


2 Responses to “Strategic Planning Part 4—Implementation Plan”

  1. Patty Spencer March 20, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    Wow…I am so impressed with this process of discernment that you went through to really clarify your vision and future direction for TFFT. Having all the stakeholders be a part of this process should help ensure that whatever implementation TFFT takes in this process, all will be on board. I am so energized by your work, and applaud all of you!

    • tfftafrica March 20, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

      Thanks for the kind words Patty! We so appreciate your family’s support over the years!

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