3.2(c) Resourcing the plan


To work out what resources are needed and where to get them to put the plan into action.

You need

Your matrix action plan, activity sheet 22 and about an hour.

What to do

Cartoon illustrating topic

Perhaps it would have been sensible to work out what resources you need before agreeing the plan. But there is value in agreeing what needs to be done and then deciding on how you are going to get the resource to do it well. If we always started by worrying what we need, we might never get started.

a) Start with a quick word storm of the sorts of support and resources that might be needed. Here are some ideas:

  • Money
  • A place to meet
  • Time
  • Contacts
  • Use of a phone, fax, e-mail, or internet
  • Stationery
  • Support – written in a letter for example

b) There will be many more. When we think of the range of things we need to get something done, they usually break down into three sorts of resources:

  • People
    • Us
    • Others
  • Equipment
  • Money

Looking at your action plan, what are its resource implications? What have you got and what do you need? How are you planning to get the resources you need but don’t have? And are there any risks to getting the resources from particular sources? What is their agenda in helping you, in giving you their time, equipment or money? Check the risks are worth it in helping you achieve your goal. For example, if you were trying to get a community health project off the ground, you might think twice about accepting money from a cigarette or alcohol company. Check against your group passport in 1.1(b) Our Passport and any charter you created in 1.2(a) Who Gets Heard?.

What/who have we got? What/who do we need? How are we going to get it/them? What are the risks?


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