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  • Getting smartAbout Writing CORR Action Fund Goals

  • Welcome & IntroductionsThe General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) is excited that youre interested in applying for a CORR Action Fund Grant administered through the Minority Self Determination Grant Fund.

    -- Rev. Giovanni Arroyo, Team Leader for Program Ministries at the General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR), is leading this video tutorial.

  • GRANT Application requirementsYour SMART goals will help us clearly understand your proposed initiative and the impact it will have.Each project is required to have up to 3 SMART Goals.

    This short video is intended to help you in the following ways:

  • Getting startedWell-written goals share 5 essential (SMART) components:

    SpecificMeasurableAchievableRelevantTimely

    What is a SMART Goal?

  • Example of a BADLY-written goalTo increase intercultural competency of program participants.There are no specifics: Who and how many will participate? Where? When? Who will conduct the program? How will the program be structured? Its not measurable: How many program participants will do or accomplish what? How big will the impact be?Is the goal achievable? Can the program achieve this goal? Are the skills, partnerships, support and program resources in place to assure success?How is the proposed program relevant to GCORRs mission to help the church reach more people, younger people, and more diverse people?How is the goal timely? What is the timeframe for achieving the goal?

  • Example of A well-written goalTo increase intercultural competency of 50 district leaders in the XYZ District through an 18-month process of education, self-exploration, and dialogue led by the District Superintendent and ABC Consultants, which will result in each leader launching at least one new intercultural initiative that reaches at least 100 younger or more diverse people in his/her ministry.

    This goal is ACHIEVABLE: The District Superintendent and ABC Consultants have agreed to lead the training. They have determined realistic outcomes and outlined the process for achieving those outcomes.To increase intercultural competency of 50 district leaders in the XYZ District through an 18-month process of education, self-exploration, and dialogue led by the District Superintendent and ABC Consultants, which will result in each leader launching at least one new intercultural initiative that reaches at least 100 younger or more diverse people in his/her ministry.SPECIFIC: It describes who and how many will be trained; how they will be trained; and who will conduct the training.MEASURABLE: The results are quantifiable. Each district leader who takes part in the project will launch at least one new intercultural initiative that reaches at least 100 younger or more diverse people. ACHIEVABLE: The District Superintendent and ABC Consultants have agreed to lead the training. They have determined realistic outcomes and outlined the process for achieving those outcomes.TIMELY: The processfrom start to finishwill take no longer than a total of 18 months. RELEVANT: Reaching more people, younger people, and more diverse people and increasing the intercultural competency of leaders in The United Methodist Church are goals central to GCORRs work.

  • Additional tips on Goal writingAvoid vague words when writing SMART goals, such as: TryEnd of yearShouldCouldAs soon as possible

    Shortly

    Probably

    Also, avoid using percentages, unless you can include a clear starting and ending number

  • quick reminderSMART goals say WHAT you are going to do;

    HOW, WHERE, and WHEN you are going to do it;

    and they quantify the RESULTS you will achieve.

    The easiest way to remember what a SMART goal is

  • Questions to ask yourselfHave I provided enough specificsso that someone else could understand what I want to accomplish with my CORR Action Fund grant?Is my goal just an activity, or does it have a specific outcome?Can I realistically accomplish this goaland if so, how can I measure its outcomes?If I claim to have achieved my goals, what evidence can I produce to prove my success?Am I being realistic about the time, money, skills, and other resources required to achieve my goal? Is the goal reasonably achievable?

  • Closing thoughtsThank you for taking the time to learn how to write SMART Goals.

    On behalf of GCORR and the CORR Action Fund, we look forward to learning about your high-impact initiative or campaign.

    Remember: Dont forget to submit your SMART Goal worksheets with your application.

    For more information, please visit www.gcorr.org or email Giovanni Arroyo, garroyo@gcorr.org.