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Action Planning Checklist

Action Planning Checklist

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Planning your Action!
There are a lot of ways to plan your actions, and this is just one suggestion. Do whatfeels right, but look through these steps and checklist so you don’t overlook anything.
The Six Steps to Action Planning:
1.
 
WHY?:
Determine your
Goal
(media/disturbing the store/recruiting moreactivists); Determine your
Message
(create the one liner that will carrythroughout the whole action).2.
 
FACTORS:
Make sure to think through things like: Location, Timing, #of people, Weather, Date, Resources, Target, Desires, Risk Level, Kind of People,Etc..3.
 
WHAT WILL IT BE?:
This is the fun part when you decide what your actionwill look like! A lot of times, this will be the first thing done when planning anaction. That’s fine, but make sure to consider the goal, message, and factor tocome up with the most appropriate action for what you can/want to do.4.
 
WORK BACKWARDS & PUT THE ACTION TOGETHER:
 a.
 
Scout
(visit the site, know how to get there and what it looks like)b.
 
Plan a schedule of the action
(who speaks when, when to arrive,to leave, etc)c.
 
Delegate Roles
(including perhaps: Police Liaison, Photographer,Media Liaison, manager Liaison, Emcee, Spirit Leader, Crowd Control,Banner holder, Actors for theatre)d.
 
Make props/signs
 e.
 
Print Chants
 f.
 
Prep talking points
 g.
 
Prep an exit strategy 
 h.
 
Coordinate timing/Communication
 i.
 
BE WELL PREPARED!
Make sure everyone who needs to gettraining is trained; Play the what-if game; Practice.5.
 
HAVE FUN!
 6.
 
REPORT TO FORESTETHICS:
send us pictures immediately! Send a writeup within a day!7.
 
DEBRIEF:
Allow the group to learn from this action
Event Checklist
Let us know what you’re planning and how we can help. The following is a helpfulchecklist, mostly useful if your planning a demonstration or media event, of the thingsyou should do before, during, and after the event.
TWO TO THREE WEEKS BEFORE EVENT
 __Choose your site for the event __Speak at events, table at other events, and generate lists of interested volunteers.

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