DoView 'How-To Guides' articles

A series of 'How-To Guides' for DoView users. The first one answers the question 'What's a DoView outcomes (results) model and why should I use one? More will follow. 

What's an Outcomes DoView and why should I use one? (A DoView How-To Guide)


An Outcomes DoView is the new, more effective way of doing all of you thinking and planning about you projects, organizations, collaborations or coalitions. In the past, if you were planning a project, doing organizational planning, or working on a collaboration, you'd do a number of different separate things, including: strategic planning; priority setting; identifying gaps and overlaps in your activities (or projects); working out who should be doing what; tracking how you're progressing; thinking about how you should evaluate what you're doing; thinking about how to discuss what you're accountable for with your funders, and trying to quickly explain what you're trying to do to your busy and overloaded stakeholders. …

DoView® Visual Strategic Planning (a DoView® How-To Guide)

Traditional strategic planning - long text and table documentation - is dead

Use DoView® Visual Strategic Planning to:

  • Immediately 'see' what you're trying to do
  • Communicate faster with staff, stakeholders, management, funders
  • Check for visual 'line-of-sight' between priorities and activities.
  • Turn on a dime - change your priorities fast as circumstances change in this uncertain world
  • Do your annual (or more frequent) planning quicker - just tweak your priorities directly onto your visual strategic plan

Publishing web-page versions of DoView models using Dropbox

Publish DoView webpage models (created within DoView) in a matter of minutes using Dropbox Pro (This costs $9.99 per month, you can for Dropbox Pro at

1. Install Dropbox from It will show new folders in your normal file and folder list. Activate the 'public' option to have a folder that anyone can look at.

2. Use File > Create Web Page Model and save to the Public folder of your Dropbox in your file and folder list.

3. Go to the Public folder of your Dropbox and Right-Click on the filename.html file DoView just created and select Dropbox > Copy Public Link. Paste this in your browser. 

Wait a minute or two and you will be able to see the webpage version of your DoView model. You can share this link with anyone so they can also see it. 

A webpage version of a DoView model looks like the one below. If you have selected the option when you created the file - people can click on ‘Download the DoView file of this model’ and get a copy of the DoView file that created the webpage version.