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1 06M Water For People Strategic Plan for M

2 06M Water For People Vision Our Vision is a world where all people have access to safe drinking water and sanitation; a world where no one suffers or dies from a water or sanitation-related disease.

3 06M Water For People Mission Water for People helps people in developing countries improve their quality of life by supporting locally sustainable drinking water, sanitation, health and hygiene.

4 06M Guiding Principles We believe in people. We believe in the dignity of all people and that access to safe drinking water and effective sanitation are basic human rights. We keep it local. We believe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene problems are most effectively solved using local resources. Local communities must be the driving force in all of our programs to make sure solutions are sustainable. We keep good company. We believe in the power of partnerships. We search out trusted partners who share our vision and work together to build long term relationships based on trust. We keep our promises. We believe we owe it to the communities we serve, our volunteers, staff and donors to keep our promises and manage our resources effectively and efficiently.

5 06M Why Do We Need a Strategic Plan? Provides a common vision Sets priorities and goals Aligns field, board, and office to common goals Presents a realistic assessment of what is possible and what is not - Country Coordinators

6 06M Our Strategic Plan Will be Successful if…. We get input from all stakeholders We set clear goals that are realistic and achievable It builds excitement We get ownership, buy-in and alignment with stakeholders Our work on the ground achieves our overall mission - Country Coordinators

7 06M Our Strategic Plan is Not… A tactical, step-by-step guide Top down A business plan Useful unless applied A book of answers - Country Coordinators

8 06M Goals 1. Strategic Growth 2. Program Delivery 3. Resource Development 4. Organizational Excellence COMMUNICATIONSCOMMUNICATIONS

9 06M Strategic Growth Goal By 2011, Water For People programs will provide sustainable water and sanitation services to at least 1000 new people per day.

10 06M Strategies to Achieve Growth Goal Water For People will aggressively expand its programs to play an important role in meeting the UN Millennium Development Goals, one of which is to halve the number of people without access to water and sanitation. Water For People will structure its programs to be rapidly scalable to help accommodate large surges in revenue. To increase its impact, Water For People has adopted a regional approach within the countries it works in.

11 06M We will enhance and replicate our successful program model to increase our impact within existing program countries and double our programs countries from 5 to 10 by Program Delivery Goal

12 06M Strategies to Achieve the Program Delivery Goal 1. Leverage our successful program model to help the most people with the resources we have. 2. Grow our program countries from 5 to 10, leveraging our successful program model. 3. Enhance Water For Peoples program model to capitalize on volunteer opportunities in areas such as mentoring, evaluation, exchange visits, and technical support.

13 06M Water for People will develop the financial resources to support the rapid growth in our programs to achieve a 2011 annual revenue of $12 million. 3. Resource Development Goal

14 06M Strategies to Achieve the Resource Development Goal 1. Maximize the strong relationship we have with the North American water/wastewater community to move from awareness to ownership of Water For Peoples mission. 2. Target high potential foundations, organizations, international groups, and individuals that could have major impacts on our financial resources.

15 06M Build on the growing awareness of the worldwide water crisis through a strategic communications and marketing program. 4. Promote and support the efforts of in-country partners in seeking financial support for projects and initiatives. Strategies to Achieve the Resource Development Goal (Contd)

16 06M Water For People will advance its mission while striving to exceed a goal of 85% of revenue applied to programs by We will be consistently ranked in the top tier of NGOs by independent third-party evaluators. 4. Organizational Excellence Goal

17 06M Strategies to Achieve the Organizational Excellence Goal 1. Develop and implement metrics aligned with the strategic plan and a reporting system to measure performance against goals. 2. Recruit, develop and retain excellent staff leaders in North America and in- country. 3. Adequately prepare for growth and plan for contingencies. 4. Grow the WFP committee network.

18 06M Recruit and maintain a committed, diverse and experienced Board of Directors to focus on policy and governance. 6. Ensure that health, safety, operating and legal risks are adequately managed and reported in the risk management plan for the organization. 7. Further the organizational and governance bonds between Water for People and Water for People Canada. Strategies to Achieve the Organizational Excellence Goal (Contd)

19 06M Continue to provide very high quality marketing materials which dramatically identify the worlds water and sanitation problems and the vision, mission and program successes of WFP. 9. Build on the support and strengthen the relationships with our professional associations, including AWWA, WEF, NACWA, NAWC, WQA, AMWA, and others. Strategies to Achieve the Organizational Excellence Goal (Contd)

20 06M Water For People World Water Corps Presentation May 1, 2008 Vancouver, WA 06M

21 06M Water For Peoples strategic plan addresses growth, efficiency, accountability, and sustainability. The underlying goal is to make a more meaningful impact in the regions in which Water For People works and on the global water crisis that is devastating people in the developing world.

22 06M Over the next five years, Water For People will focus on …. Strategic growth International programs delivery Resource development Organizational excellence Communications is a critical component of all of these goals.

23 06M Our organization supported 188 communities in our program countries Directly benefiting more than 108,000 people with access to safe water and improved sanitation Thousands more received hygiene education to ensure improved health for years to come Our Accomplishments in 2007

24 06M Water For Peoples World Water Corps

25 06M Goal: Allocate resources to the field and use volunteers proactively to build capacity and enhance learning in the organization Volunteers in the Field

26 06M World Water Corps is a voluntary arm of Water For People Uses skills from North America strategically to fill gaps in program work that cannot be filled in-country Augments and supports, as needed, the capacity of Water For People What it is

27 06M The World Water Corps is not for volunteers wanting to construct community water supply and sanitation systems! What it is not

28 06M Are the systems sustainable? Are all the key local role players involved or just the community and maybe an NGO? Are back-up issues of maintenance and replacement addressed? Is it consistent with Water For Peoples approach? Does it undermine local contributions to development? Is this the best use of Water For Peoples network? Building Capacity, not Systems

29 06M Regular Opportunities Monitoring of program work (annual) Evaluations (every country every 3 years) Mapping/Needs Assessments (every 2 years Country-Specific Needs Advocacy/ Communication in Bolivia Building a local NGOs management capacity in Malawi Hydrogeology in Honduras Opportunities to Enhance Sustainability

30 06M World Water Corps database has 272+ volunteers ready for assignment To date, 103 have completed 25 field assignments (as of April 2008), 30 more on 6 teams scheduled To Date

31 06M WWC Supports WFP Strategic Plan The World Water Corps is a part of the WFP International Programs International Programs has five goals that support the WFP Strategic Plan Goals

32 06M Strategic Growth Goal By 2011, Water For People programs will provide sustainable water and sanitation services to at least 1,000 new people per day. WWC volunteer Scoping Teams studied 10 candidate countries and recommended approaches for Board consideration in selection of 5 for expansion in 2007 Country Program in Dominican Republic is to be piloted as a volunteer-run operation

33 06M Program Delivery Goal Water For People will enhance and replicate its successful international programs model to increase its impact within existing program countries and double the number of program countries from five to ten by Volunteers conduct Mapping/Needs Assessment in expansion areas Results of Monitoring, Mapping, and Evaluations are posted on WFP web site, a sector-leading practice

34 06M Program Delivery Goal (Cont.) The WWC committee has a research group that is refining and presenting the WFP best-practice methods WWC volunteers develop maps and are replacing staff as trainers, editors of reports, and team leads on assignments WWC is expanding into targeted assignments – mentoring, design, and advocacy, for example WWC volunteer efforts support and enable the decentralization of International Programs at WFP

35 06M Resource Development Goal Water For People will develop the financial resources to support the rapid growth in its programs to achieve annual revenues of $12 million by Mapping (especially) and Monitoring using independent volunteers as practiced by WFP is unique and attracting funding Funding to expand the use of WFP protocols from large NGOs could exceed $5 million in

36 06M Organizational Excellence Goal Water For People will advance its mission while striving to exceed a goal of 85% of revenue applied to international programs by The organization will be consistently ranked in the top tier of NGOs by independent third-party evaluators. In 2007 the World Water Corps volunteers in-kind contributions reduced the WFP overhead rate by 3% WWC volunteers also believe that we provide considerable staff mentoring and support that reduces overhead cost

37 06M Go to and complete a volunteer application To join….

38 06M Share the gift of life. 06M


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