• A plan will provide decision makers a steady point of reference for land-use related actions driven by program.
  • It provides the ability to make informed decisions versus relying on a 'gut instinct'.
  • It provides for the achievement of predictability. The plan describes in clear terms where and what type of development is needed and desired.
  • It provides for the wise use of resources. The plan will include information from different perspectives and sources. This information can then be used in deciding and prioritizing which projects to undertake.
  • The plan describes the organization's vision for the future and identifies what is important to constituents, staff, and leaders.
  • Finally, it provides a solid basis for fund raising. Most donors are more willing to donate funds to a well thought out plan, than they are to hit or miss asks.