• Supportive culture of collaboration among leadership, staff, board, stakeholders
  • Solid planning process guided / facilitated by a neutral entity, guided by leadership + board, informed by staff, enhanced by stakeholders invested in organization’s success
  • Agreement on goals, targets, priorities, processes
  • Alignment with other organization goals and processes
  • Information Pipelines for opportunities, insights, feedback
  • Awareness of how needs are communicated internally/externally
  • Understanding reactions/responses to development activities
  • Internal organizational capacity, willingness, ability, and commitment to follow-up on opportunities
  • Compliance mechanisms to ensure laws, regulations, guidelines, and policies are followed and necessary due diligence is performed
  • Consistent schedule of periodic review and reflection
  • Patience, Tolerance, Persistence, Flexibility