Roles & Goals
You’ll maximize your impact when you can hand over not just specific tasks, but broader responsibilities. In this section, you’ll find tools for creating meaningful roles and setting and reinforcing clear, measurable goals for your staff, which will enable you to fully share the pressure (and joys!) not just of day-to-day tasks but also of driving your organization forward.
It's often helpful to create a one-page description of a staff member's role that considers not only what the staff member should do but also how she should approach her work.
Use this success sheet to help set annual goals for individual staff members, describing what success looks like and how the staff member plans to get there.
Once goals are set, make sure to regularly check in on your staff member's progress toward them. This form can help structure your monthly or quarterly goals check-in.
Prefer to combine role and goals on the same sheet? This sheet lays out what the role is responsible for (the "what"), the ways to successfully approach the work (the "how"), and what success in this role looks like over a particular period of time (goals).
What will your organization achieve this year, and how will you judge success? Here’s a sample of how to structure clear, measurable organizational goals.
This sample goal development process can serve as a guide to help you design your organization’s own process.
Make sure your goals have an equity and inclusion component by using this SMARTIE goals worksheet.
Track your progress toward goals using this simple tool.
Need inspiration for goal-setting? Check out our goals bank for examples of SMARTIE goals!
These sample talent-related goals can help you identify and set your own.