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Implementation Plans and Scope

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True or False

1. Stakeholder groups do not include consumers of the organization's programs and services, other nonprofit organizations that may be affected, or funders.

2. A budget for full implementation should include the costs of putting the idea into place as well as the costs of sustaining it over time.

3. An implementation plan should address the full range of intended benefits for the nonprofit and the community. It should also anticipate negative consequences and lay out means of dealing with them.

4. Whether implementation supports the nonprofit's overall strategy is not the ultimate test of its value to the organization and community.

5. An implementation plan is a project plan; it is a long-term action plan that incorporates processes for ongoing monitoring and management.

6. The costs of managing and coordinating expanded activities are often underestimated, which can affect both efficiency and effectiveness.

7. Implementation should help advance an organization in ways that are consistent with its strategic plan.

8. A well-thought-out implementation decision is crucial to a sustainable change that will benefit the organization and community in the long term.

9. A detailed implementation plan includes a time line with distinct phases organizing specific activities and intermediate goals.

10. In the implementation stage, the scope of a change decreases.

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1. Stakeholder groups do not include consumers of the organization's programs and services, other nonprofit organizations that may be affected, or funders.
FALSE - the program's consumers are always a primary stakeholder and funders of the programs are definitely a stakeholder group

2. A budget for full implementation should include the costs of putting the idea into place as well as the costs of sustaining it over time.
TRUE - by including 100% of the costs or as many actual costs as reasonably estimated, management can compile a budget with as few variances as possible.

3. An implementation plan should address the full range of intended benefits for the nonprofit and the community. It should also anticipate negative consequences and lay out means of dealing with them.
TRUE -- by doing so, any issues that arise from the plan can be dealt with. It puts a form of pre-plan for potential problems into effect before and if it's even needed.

4. Whether implementation supports the ...

Solution Summary

True or False

1. Stakeholder groups do not include consumers of the organization's programs and services, other nonprofit organizations that may be affected, or funders.

2. A budget for full implementation should include the costs of putting the idea into place as well as the costs of sustaining it over time.

3. An implementation plan should address the full range of intended benefits for the nonprofit and the community. It should also anticipate negative consequences and lay out means of dealing with them.

4. Whether implementation supports the nonprofit's overall strategy is not the ultimate test of its value to the organization and community.

5. An implementation plan is a project plan; it is a long-term action plan that incorporates processes for ongoing monitoring and management.

6. The costs of managing and coordinating expanded activities are often underestimated, which can affect both efficiency and effectiveness.

7. Implementation should help advance an organization in ways that are consistent with its strategic plan.

8. A well-thought-out implementation decision is crucial to a sustainable change that will benefit the organization and community in the long term.

9. A detailed implementation plan includes a time line with distinct phases organizing specific activities and intermediate goals.

10. In the implementation stage, the scope of a change decreases.

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