Get involved Clubs Develop your Club Club Development Plan A development plan is a good way for you to become a more effective and reliable club, and will potentially help you attract more members. The plan outlines your club's vision and aims and addresses how you will achieve these over a specific period of time. It should be a working document which is easy to read, simple, clear and concise. The plan will: explain the type of club you are, what you offer and what you want to happen in the future encourage a coordinated approach to development enable better use of your resources aid in the securing the future of the club Creating the Plan To help you get started we have developed a club development plan template which you can amend to suit your club. Here are some top tips for your plan: Make it realistic- ask yourself "can we do this?" Include several people in its development from the start- the plan is more likely to succeed this way Obtain member buy in- ensure all your members' needs are accounted for so they can see how they will benefit Reference your plan- e.g. committee meetings. This will get further buy in and help you keep track of progress Make amendments where needed- things don't always happen the way we think they will so make changes as you go along. Developing the Plan Collating your plan is based around three questions: Where are we now? Where do we want to be? How are we going to get there? Using the Plan It is important that your plan is a working document and is regularly reviewed and revised. There are a number of ways you can use your plan to support your club: Supporting evidence for club accreditation Identifying areas of rapid progress and areas that require greater assistance A publicity tool to inform your local community and seek support from funding agencies To review your progress and help you decide future plans.