When developing a grant proposal, it is important to develop sound goals and objectives. To test if program objectives are effective, one can utilize a method called the SMARTIE system.
The SMARTIE system includes specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, time-bound, inclusive, and equitable objectives. In your review of the SMARTIE goals, in what ways do you believe these can add value to a grant program? What are some specific ways it can add value to the after-school tutorial program created by the Resource Center?
Throughout this course, you will be playing the role of a Project Manager working for the non-profit The Resource Center, an organization that serves low-income families in your community offering a variety of resources from emergency food to classes for individuals seeking their GED.
The mission of The Resource Center is to empower children, youth, and adults in poverty to transform their lives through work, education, and employment.
The overall goals of the organization:
· Increase education and employment opportunities for those in the community living below the poverty level.
· Increase food security for families in the community.
· Increase the employment rate each year for those being served by the organization.
· Increase the number of adults with high school diplomas or GEDs.
There are 11 people employed by your organization, as well as a Board of Directors. You report directly to the Executive Director, who reports to the Board of Directors. Also reporting to the Executive Director are the Development (Fundraising) Director, the Program Director, the Volunteer Director, and the Finance and Human Resources Director. Each of these directors has employees reporting to them as well: The Event Coordinator reports to the Development Director; the Program Coordinator reports to the Program Director; the Volunteer Coordinator reports to the Volunteer Director; and the Finance HR Coordinators both report to the Human Resources Director. The last person in the organization is the Executive Director’s Executive assistant.You can see a chart version of this organizational hierarchy below:
For each of the assignments you will approach as the Project Manager for The Resource Center keeping in mind all of the information provided about the organization and the people you work with.