Introduction to Bonner High-Impact Initiative Capacity Building Outcomes

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Introduction to Bonner High-Impact Initiative Capacity Building Outcomes, used at the High-Impact Institute Summer 2013; introduces key community-oriented outcomes, as adapted from metrics for non-profit and community capacity building, in areas like program development, research, evaluation, communications and outreach, resource development, and community impact.

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Introduction to Bonner High-Impact Initiative Capacity Building Outcomes

  1. 1. Building Community Capacity: Framing Our Outcomes
  2. 2. three goals Students Communities Institutions
  3. 3. Bonner Transformation Goals Campus Change Individuals & Places Develop & engage students’ knowledge, skills, values, and collective action.
  4. 4. Bonner Transformation Goals Campus Change Develop and integrate community engaged learning courses & programs. Programs Individuals & Places
  5. 5. Bonner Transformation Goals Campus Change Organizations Programs Individuals & Places Build campus center that leads effort to make place-based community engagement deep, pervasive, integrated & developmental.
  6. 6. Bonner Transformation Goals Campus Change Leverage Bonner Network as a community of best practice, and resource for higher education locally and nationally Systems Organizations Programs Individuals & Places
  7. 7. Bonner Transformation Goals Community Change Individuals & Places Mobilize students, faculty, staff, & community members to support individuals & places.
  8. 8. Bonner Transformation Goals Community Change Programs Individuals & Places Train & support leaders who develop & manage evidence-based programs and projects.
  9. 9. Bonner Transformation Goals Community Change Organizations Programs Individuals & Places Partner in capacity-building for organizations to improve effectiveness, efficiency, and resources.
  10. 10. Bonner Transformation Goals Community Change Systems Organizations Programs Individuals & Places Partner in capacity-building for collaboratives working to achieve measurable community and systemic change.
  11. 11. three types of change Level of Goals for Individual Goals for Campus Work Development Development Macro Community Leaders Goals for Community Development Campus as Citizen System Change Centers of Engagement Capacity-Building for Organizations & Collaboratives Staff & Faculty Leaders Engaged Teaching Evidence-based Programs & projects Student Leaders Engaged Learning Direct Service Campus-Wide Leaders Meso Micro Students Institutions Communities
  12. 12. This afternoon, we focus on community outcomes and impact
  13. 13. Non-profits, government organizations, and schools also often have aspects in common
  14. 14. Washburn University Big Brothers Big Sisters is not your typical organization. We help children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. ! According to a national impact study: Researchers found that after 18 months of spending time with their Bigs, the Little Brothers and Little Sisters, compared to those children not in our program, were: • • • • • • 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs 27% less likely to begin using alcohol 52% less likely to skip school 37% less likely to skip a class 33% less likely to hit someone They also found that the Littles were more confident of their performance in schoolwork and getting along better with their families. ! !
  15. 15. TCNJ Health and Human Services Division • improving the health and quality of life Henry J. Austin Health Clinic will improve the quality of life through superior health care outcomes for the greater Trenton community as their medical home of choice. ! ! Visitation Home A Catholic shared living residence for adults with developmental disabilities. ! ! El Centro de Recursos Para Familias multi-service, family-focused community center serving Mercer County. We commit ourselves to treat everyone with dignity and respect, continually improve the quality of services, and be responsible to the community for the best use of our resources.
  16. 16. Madison Community Health Consortium Communities and agencies working together
 toward a healthier Madison County. ! MCHC networks with community agencies and groups in an ongoing process of needs assessment, project development, implementation, and evaluation. ! Today the Consortium has an active membership of over 50 people representing 25 community organizations and agencies and is divided into several task forces/ committees responsible for ongoing health projects.
  17. 17. Putnam County Youth Development Commission DePauw The mission statement of the Putnam County Youth Development Commission is: • to be an advocate for youth by recognizing and speaking to specific needs in the context of the family and the larger community; • to keep youth from entering the juvenile justice system through treatment and prevention actions; • to educate the community about vulnerable youth and educate youth about their roles in the community; and, • to maintain and provide to those in need a wide spectrum of information and referral materials.
  18. 18. At your table, reflect about your community and partnerships... What is your organization’s mission? What kinds of impact do you want to make? How?
  19. 19. Capacity building as a stepping stone towards measurable impact
  20. 20. • AmeriCorps, VISTA, Senior Corps & Social Innovation Fund • Increasing focus on measuring community impact • Reinforces Bonner is focusing on capacity building
  21. 21. Capacity Building Activities • Volunteer Management • Training & Program Development • Fundraising • Communications • Research (see pages 12-15)
  22. 22. Capacity Building Areas • Efficiency / Efficacy Improved outcomes with the same level of resources or improved or consistent quality of services with fewer resources • Scale/Reach Number of new people served, new populations served, and/or new or expanded services • Leverage Additional resources or assets garnered through capacity-building activities such as funding, volunteers, in-kind support, and partnerships.
  23. 23. Capacity Building Outcomes Established/expanded pool of volunteers to assist with service or program delivery. Improved policies, training, management, staff/volunteer development, and internal communications. Improved systems for organizational / program efficiency and effectiveness. Improved systems for organizational efficiency and effectiveness, scale/reach, and leverage. Complete environmental scan of community context, needs and assets. Expanded/improved community knowledge of effort of the organization’s services to the community or program/organization’s knowledge for service delivery. Improvement/expansion into focus area or improvement of existing program; program delivery model and approach refined and revised to effectively reach populations in need. Expanded/enhanced sustainable and/or diversified funding & resource stream. Improved systems for organizational / program management, effectiveness, and reach.
  24. 24. Systemic Change Example StriveNetwork.org
  25. 25. • Strive brought together more than 300 leaders of local organizations leaders to tackle the student achievement crisis. • Their ambitious mission became to coordinate improvements at every stage of a young person’s life, from “cradle to career.” • Strive focused the entire educational community on a single set of goals, measured in the same way. • Participating organizations are grouped into 15 different Student Success Networks (SSNs) by type of activity, such as early childhood education or tutoring. • 34 of the 53 success indicators that Strive tracks have shown positive trends, including high school graduation rates, fourth-grade reading and math scores, and the number of preschool children prepared for kindergarten. StriveNetwork.org
  26. 26. Five Principles for Success • Common Agenda • Shared Measurement Systems • Mutually Reinforcing Activities • Continuous Communication • Backbone Support Organizations
  27. 27. Levels of Collaboration Backbone Org
  28. 28. Bonner Transformation Goals Community Change Systems Organizations Programs Individuals & Places Partner in capacity-building for collaboratives working to achieve measurable community and systemic change. Partner in capacity-building for organizations to improve effectiveness, efficiency, and resources.
  29. 29. Capacity Building Activities • Volunteer Generation & Management • Training & Program Development • Communications and Technology • Community-Based & Policy Research • Fundraising, Resource Generation & Organizational Development (see pages 12-15)
  30. 30. Discussion: ! Discuss ways campus can help your organization’s capacity.
  31. 31. Capacity Building Opportunities Planning Guide ! Check & describe opportunities for projects
  32. 32. Output/Outcome Areas Capacity Building Opportunities Planning Guide Established/expanded pool of volunteers (students, staff, faculty) to assist with service or program delivery. (Volunteer Generation/Recruitment) ! Complete environmental scan of community context, needs and assets. (Community Assessment) Expanded/improved community knowledge of effort of the organization’s services to the community or program/ organization’s knowledge for service delivery. (Research, Service-Learning, or Academic Projects) Later reframe Activities into Outcomes... Improved policies, training, management, staff/volunteer development, and internal communications. (Volunteer Management, Program Coordination and Management) Improved systems for organizational / program efficiency and effectiveness.
 (Training Development, Program Development) Improved systems for organizational efficiency and effectiveness, scale/reach, and leverage. (Technology Use, Social Media Use, Technology Systems, Community Outreach/Meetings Support) Improvement/expansion into focus area or improvement of existing program; program delivery model and approach refined and revised to effectively reach populations in need. (Policy Research) Expanded/enhanced sustainable and/or diversified funding and resource stream. (Financial Resources, Resource Generation) Improved systems for organizational / program management, effectiveness, and reach. (Organizational Development)
  33. 33. Output/Outcome Areas Capacity Building Opportunities Planning Guide Established/expanded pool of volunteers (students, staff, faculty) to assist with service or program delivery. (Volunteer Generation/Recruitment) ! Complete environmental scan of community context, needs and assets. (Community Assessment) Expanded/improved community knowledge of effort of the organization’s services to the community or program/ organization’s knowledge for service delivery. (Research, Service-Learning, or Academic Projects) Connect to your your Campus Center’s strategic plans Improved policies, training, management, staff/volunteer development, and internal communications. (Volunteer Management, Program Coordination and Management) Improved systems for organizational / program efficiency and effectiveness.
 (Training Development, Program Development) Improved systems for organizational efficiency and effectiveness, scale/reach, and leverage. (Technology Use, Social Media Use, Technology Systems, Community Outreach/Meetings Support) Improvement/expansion into focus area or improvement of existing program; program delivery model and approach refined and revised to effectively reach populations in need. (Policy Research) Expanded/enhanced sustainable and/or diversified funding and resource stream. (Financial Resources, Resource Generation) Improved systems for organizational / program management, effectiveness, and reach. (Organizational Development)
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