Implement and align your strategy to your, and your funders, priorities.

They'll only support your work if you can prove that your projects and activities are focused on their, as well as your, priorities.

Be absolutely clear about your priorities by highlighting the priority boxes you're currently targetting with A, B, C . . .

Show your proposed visual resutls roadmap to success by using DoView to draw all your outcome boxes and the steps that will lead to them.

Easily prove that your actions are directly focused on both your funders, and your own priorities, by showing visual line-of-sight between your projects and priority boxes.


Your DoView model is now your strategic plan and you can satisfy funders who want you to be 'outcomes and results-based'.

Do next year's strategic planning faster - don't redraw your DoView, just change your priorities and re-link your projects.

Funders and others will be assured you're focusing on key priorities.

Save time by using the same DoView model for monitoring, evaluation, evidence-based practice, contracting and much more.

Tell your story visually - draw your DoView

Your DoView is a visual model of your high-level outcomes and the lower-level steps needed to achieve them. More on drawing a DoView. Real DoViews will be multi-page.  

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Prioritize your boxes

Show which outcomes you're focusing on in the next planning period (e.g. the next year). The boxes in bold in the example below are the ‘A’ priorities. This shows that the emphasis in the next year will be on publicity regarding enforcement (presumably because it's thought that it will give the biggest 'bang for the buck’). This is much better than just showing a list of priorities in a strategic plan because anyone can easily critique the selection of these priorities because they can see what were other options for priorities in the other boxes. 

Insert your projects/activities

Show the actual activities or projects you're planning to do.

Link your projects with the boxes they focus on


Turn on Count Links to see how many projects link to each box

The small white number at the top or bottom of a box shows the number of links.


Check that you have sufficient projects focused your priority boxes (called line-of-sight analysis)

To get 'line-of-sight alignment' you need to add an additional project box

This approach is far more powerful and analytic than the traditional approach to planning where people just write some text setting out the argument as to why they have selected the projects that they have in order to achieve their priorities.

Info for IT Departments.
DoView versus drawing software.


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