Steps in the Community Planning Process*

Throughout all stages of the community planning process, be sure to maintain open communication with all stakeholders!


*This chart was taken from Action for Neighbourhood Change

step 1

Planning to Plan

a) Define your community

b) Select and organize a

   planning team

c) Secure your planning

   resources

d) Establish your governance

   model

step 4

Develop Your Mission

a) Theory of change

b) Approach toward

   comprehensiveness

c) Approach toward

   community engagement

d) Assess organizational

   capacity

e) Write Mission Statement


Step 7

Obtain Neighbourhood Approval

Step 2

Develop your vision

step 5

Develop Action Plan

a) Identify opportunity areas

b) Develop selection criteria

c) Develop screening

   processes

d) Decide organizations' roles

e) Prepare goal, strategy and

   action statements

f) Develop measurable

   indicators

step 8

Implement the Plan

a) Project plans

b) Budget

c) Staffing plan

d) Communication plan

Step 3

Gather Information About Your Community

a) Environmental scan

b) Asset mapping

c) SWOT analysis 

d) Assessment checklists

step 6

Write the Plan!

step 9

Monitoring, Learning, Evaluation, Change

a) Theory of change

b) Outcome measurements

c) Stories



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