Service—12 W’s of Project Planning

Section B

Planning any activity requires careful thought and preparation. Before stepping into action, be sure that you can answer the following questions:

  1. WHAT are you planning to do?
  2. WHY do you want to do this project?
  3. WHEN and WHERE will the activity take place?
  4. WHO will benefit from the project?
  5. WHAT staff members(s) will need to approve the project?
  6. WHAT funds are needed?
  7. WHEN will the basic planning be done?
  8. WHAT committees are necessary?
  9. WHAT kind of publicity is needed?
  10. WHO deserves a special thank you?
  11. WAS the project worthwhile?
  12. WHAT’S next? WHERE do we go from here?

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