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Set Concrete Goals

Setting goals helps you be accountable to yourself and also increases accountability within a group. Clear goals at the beginning of a project will also help you determine how your project will work and what role group members can play. Once goals are set, you can track your progress, compare your results with other group members, and figure out what works best so everyone can meet (or exceed) their goals.

Set a service goal and hold yourself accountable.  Commit as an individual and as a team to volunteer a certain number of hours this year.  Then keep your commitment.  Let’s see what we can do together!

  • As an individual, I will cultivate ______ square feet of land.
  • As a team, we will cultivate _______ square feet of land.
  • As an individual, I will donate ______ lbs of produce to food banks.
  • As a team, we will donate ______ lbs of produce to food banks.

Part of setting good outcome goals is thinking about how you will achieve them.  As a group or an individual, think about process-based goals as well to map out how you will hit your goals above:

  • As an individual, I will ask ______ friends, family members, and colleagues to join our service group to support community gardening.
  • I will recruit ______ volunteers to join our service group to support community gardening throughout the year.
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