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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 secure ______ dollars worth of donated food this month/season/year.
  • As a team we will secure _______ dollars worth of food this month/season/year.

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 donate food this month/season/year.
  • I will recruit ___ volunteers to support food banks with me this month/season/year.
  • As a team we will recruit _______ volunteers to support food banks with us this month/season/year.
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