Kylie Hutchinson on The Twelve Promoters of Program Sustainability

My name is Kylie Hutchinson and I’m an independent evaluator with Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation.  Each year, I adapt a Christmas carol to share with my colleagues and clients.

Seasons greetings, and enjoy!

The Twelve Promoters of Program Sustainability

On the first day of the program,

my boss she gave to me,

Some tips for sustainability.

On the second day of the program,

my boss she gave to me,

Two program champions,

And some tips for sustainability.

On the third day of the program, my boss she gave to me,

Three years of grant, two program champions,

And some tips for sustainability.

On the fourth day of the program, my boss she gave to me,

Four types of funding, three years of grant, two program champions,

And some tips for sustainability.

On the fifth day of the program, my boss she gave to me,

Five in-kind resources,

Four types of funding, three-year grant, two program champions,

And some tips for sustainability.

On the sixth day of the program, my boss she gave to me,

Six program partners,

Five in-kind resources,

Four types of funding, three-year grant, two program champions,

And some tips for sustainability.

On the seventh day of the program, my boss she gave to me,

Seven local staff, six program partners,

Five in-kind resources,

Four types of funding, three-year grant, two program champions,

And some tips for sustainability.

On the eighth day of the program, my boss she gave to me,

Eight engaged funders, seven local staff, six program partners,

Five in-kind resources,

Four types of funding, three-year grant, two program champions,

And some tips for sustainability.

On the ninth day of the program, my boss she gave to me,

Nine evaluations, eight engaged funders, seven local staff, six program partners,

Five in-kind resources,

Four types of funding, three-year grant, two program champions,

And some tips for sustainability.

On the tenth day of the program, my boss she gave to me,

Ten sustaining plans, nine evaluations, eight engaged funders, seven local staff, six program partners,

Five in-kind resources,

Four types of funding, three-year grant, two program champions,

And some tips for sustainability.

On the eleventh day of the program, my boss she gave to me,

Eleven volunteers, ten sustaining plans, nine evaluations, eight engaged funders, seven local staff, six program partners,

Five in-kind resources,

Four types of funding, three-year grant, two program champions,

And some tips for sustainability.

On the twelfth day of the program, my boss she gave to me,

Twelve community allies, eleven volunteers, ten sustaining plans, nine evaluations, eight engaged funders, seven local staff, six program partners,

Five in-kind resources,

Four types of funding, three-year grant, two program champions,

And some tips for sustainability!

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Rad Resource:  On the thirteenth day of the program, my boss gave to me a copy of Survive and Thrive: Three Steps for Securing Your Program’s Sustainability, a guidebook for nonprofits and consultants on how to develop a program sustainability plan.

Rad Resource:  Liven’ up your office Christmas party with additional Christmas carols for evaluators here.

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