Action Planning and Reporting Strategies


Content includes resources that enable organizations to create action plans and set equity goals.

    Root Cause Analysis Worksheet

    A systemic process that allows organizations and individuals to map out “root causes” of societal challenges.

    CDC‘s Social Vulnerability Index Map

    A mapping system that uses 15 U.S. census variables to help local officials identify communities that may need support before, during, or after disasters.

    Developing an Action Plan

    This short PowerPoint outlines the main steps and criteria for developing an action plan.

    Forward Through Ferguson’s #STL2039 Action Plan

    This is an example of an action plan that the organization Forward Through Ferguson developed to address racial inequity. The action plan synthesizes data and community member experiences with the goal of creating regional racial equity.

    Seventh Generation Thinking – A Replacement for SWOT

    An alternative to the Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) decision-making methodology that comes from the Iroquois Nation called Seven Generation Stewardship. This concept integrates long-term decision-making into daily leadership practices. Seventh Generation thinking urges the current generation to live and work for the benefit of future generations.