___You understand that institutionalization is the active process of developing relationships, practices, and procedures that become a lasting part of your community.
___You understand that planning for institutionalization gives you the time you need to solve the problem.
___You understand that it helps you map out how to become an institutionalized initiative with the structure and legitimacy needed for future years of service.
___You understand that it makes your efforts more efficient and effective.
___You understand that it is cost-effective.
___You understand that you want to begin planning for institutionalization once you have a clear idea of your goals and the opinions of your constituency.
You know the answers to the following questions:
___What is the nature of our initiative?
___What are the goals of our initiative?
___What has our initiative done?
___What publicity has our initiative received?
___How is our initiative structured and governed?
___Does our initiative have sufficient staffing?
___Is our budget sufficient to cover expected costs now and in the future?
___What are some obstacles we may encounter? And how do we get around them?