Strategic team building exercise - Non-profit Organization
A team-building exercise for a non-profit organization could involve creating fundraising, marketing, events, and ad-hoc committees to work collaboratively towards a common goal. Here’s a description of how this exercise might work:
- Form teams: Divide the participants into four teams, each representing one of the committees: fundraising, marketing, events, and ad-hoc.
- Define objectives: Provide each team with a specific objective, such as increasing donations, building awareness, or organizing a successful fundraising event. Ensure that the objectives are aligned with the organization’s mission and goals.
- Assign roles: Assign roles within each team, such as team leader, secretary, and task assigner. Encourage the teams to work together to define the roles and responsibilities of each team member.
- Brainstorm ideas: Allow each team to brainstorm ideas for achieving their objectives. Encourage creativity and collaboration, and provide support and guidance as needed.
- Share ideas: Once each team has generated a list of ideas, have them share their ideas with the other teams. This can help spark new ideas and foster cross-team collaboration.
- Develop a plan of action: Each team should develop a plan of action that outlines the specific tasks that need to be completed, the timeline for completing them, and the resources needed. Teams should assign tasks to team members and establish a system for tracking progress.
- Implement the plan: Each team should implement their plan of action, working collaboratively with the other teams as needed. Encourage communication and feedback throughout the process.
- Evaluate and adjust: Once the exercise is complete, gather feedback from the participants and evaluate the effectiveness of the teams’ plans. Make adjustments as needed and use the feedback to improve the organization’s overall strategy.
To get started, schedule a room with breakout sessions to divide group evenly. Enter each breakout session for (5) minutes to assist with (1) question and monitor discussion as well as answer any questions for participants.
End breakout sessions after (15) minutes for discussion on the main floor.
By working collaboratively to achieve common goals, this team-building exercise can help foster teamwork, creativity, and innovation within a non-profit organization. It can also help participants develop new skills and gain a deeper understanding of the organization’s mission and goals.