Communicate, Collaborate, Celebrate!!!

Our clients appreciate the data that is collected and exported to help them develop their individualized sustainability plan.  As a team we analyze the data to see what areas are making an impact and those that are in need of some fine tuning.  The tools we provide allow our clients to develop a sustainability plan with measurable objectives and a plan that is logical to all of those involved in the project.  We are continuously looking at the data and/or lack of data based on the goals and performance measures that our clients have met to make sure that they can sustain or seek additional funding.


Grant Development


We have a team of grant writers who have experience in writing and successfully obtaining grants from local foundations, state and federal grants, community block grants and national foundations.  We work with our clients to determine their funding plan based on current projects and long term goals.  We review the programming budgets, program outcomes and specific activities to determine a realistic grant budget.  We also provide support on how to manage your grant, determine what funds are going to be used for within each grant and reporting tools.


Evaluations

We establish a program evaluation based on the goals and objectives you have developed.  We research and compile past efforts, data and lessons learned to create a framework for an overarching evaluation geared towards:  program indicators focused on youth outcomes, grant requirements, the impact of quality and system efforts.  We will help hold program staff and key players accountable to develop an action plan, explore avenues for collecting qualitative data and setting realistic goals to support continuous improvement and quality.


Program Design


Whether you are a new program or an existing program, our team is ready to inspire you. Our program design team will work with you and your staff to design or enhance your program that is engaging and entices participation and staff.  We will work with all key players to establish a team commitment focused on assessing the program needs and outcomes.  We will review program activities and opportunities that align with the program goals and how each key member is connected.     An initial meeting with our program design will help to establish your program needs and the individualized plan.  Services include meetings, reference guides, tools for your staff and monthly follow-ups. We can also assist with either updating or creating programming manuals, parent information booklets, staff manuals and administrative manuals.


Program Marketing


We will help create marketing tools and key talking points that are unique to your program.  We utilize national facts to support the need for quality programming and build upon the data you have collected to tell your programs individualized story.  We work with you and your staff to determine a marketing tool that incorporates (1) what is so important and unique about your program (2) why people should support your program and (3) how they can get involved.  We can provide training to your staff, provide templates, and/or create your marketing tools.


Advocacy


It is easy for us to advocate for our clients because we believe in the work that we get involved in.  Our goal is to help our clients become their own advocates.  From our vast experience of speaking to funders, seeking funding, talking with key decision makers and most importantly to those who are involved in the programs that we work with, we know what is needed....the facts and the passion behind a project.  We work diligently with our clients to provide the facts and then train them on how to put the fact with the compassion they have for their programs.