Do Crisis Action Planning
A crisis action plan is a recommended best practice that includes a 30-day plan, a 90-day plan, and a six-month plan. The plan would have two sections:
- A best case scenario (that we return to work as a society in the next few months)
- A worst case scenario (that we cannot return to work until maybe Fall)
The plan would consist of four sections for each scenario:
Operational/Client Plan – Develop specific actions to address operational issues and client service delivery.
Financial Plan – Revise revenue and expense projections, analyze cash flow implications, and address other financial issues.
Fundraising Plan – Develop specific actions to communicate with key donors and funders and decide how best to raise funds going forward.
Staffing Plan – Evaluate staffing needs, layoff considerations, prioritize staff and volunteer issues, communicate with these critical groups.
By putting together an action plan like this, you can think strategically, while at the same time put out the fires you face today.
If you would like help putting together such a plan, either through facilitating a session with you and your team, or facilitating a session with your Board, ESC is offering up to a full day of pro bono service via remote video conferencing. Please complete a service request form.