The first step is to ensure your organization is ready to embark on the journey. It improves your organizational capacity and understanding to ensure your charity has the resilience and ability to manage each of the subsequent steps.
The second step helps you to explore your idea and vision of infrastructure renewal, asking questions regarding your research, initial partners, financial constraints, and the feasibility of your vision.
The guide goes on to explore your charity’s internal capacity, looking at leadership, communications, and fiscal readiness.
Then it switches towards your capacity to manage external partners, providing suggestions gleaned from many leaders in each of the 6 industries that make up the “system” through which charity infrastructure exists, operates, and is renewed.
This guide does not go into the details of the last two phases—pre-development and construction/operations—as these phases are often technical and too widely varied to be contain within this short guide. However, if a charity does a good job at the first four stages they are well prepared for the final legs of the journey.
At each stage, it’s crucial for your organization to use your mission and vision as a lens to decide how to proceed.