Special initiatives PDF 8-3-12

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Special initiatives PDF 8-3-12

  1. 1. Campus- andSpecial Initiatives Community-Wide Engagement
  2. 2. What We’ll Cover• High-Impact Initiative• Community Networking Corps• PolicyOptions.org
  3. 3. How We Innovate!✤ “From best practice to common practice”✤ Experiment✤ Refine✤ Define best practice✤ Spread
  4. 4. Motivation for High-Impact Initiative✤ Change and pressure in non-profit landscape✤ Shrinking resources✤ Increased focus on evidence and impact✤ An aim to move programs to the next level, towards impact
  5. 5. Motivation for High-Impact Initiative✤ Crisis and change in higher education✤ Proven program model✤ Need for staff and faculty development✤ A hope to mobilize teams for institutional change
  6. 6. What is the High-Impact Initiative?✤ A strategic initiative to amplify high-impact practices by connecting them to high-impact community engagement✤ A cohort based developmental program model
  7. 7. Building a nationallearning community✤ An aim to leverage knowledge and best practices from the Bonner Program and Network, as well as the field more broadly
  8. 8. Why Link HIPs and HICEPs?✤ To show how all high impact practices can be linked✤ To drive institutionalization of community engagement✤ To promote institutional and community change
  9. 9. Transformation TeamsStudents Partners Design and carry out high- impact projects andStaff mobilize institutional Faculty and community change
  10. 10. A 3+ Year Developmental Strategy Year 4 and beyond...continue to participation in national learning community Year 1 Year 3• Strategic planning •Attend institute • Build team • Sustainability vision • Data collection & plan • Identify assets • Refine projects and • Attend institute institutional changes • Select & do first • Begin to implement projects impact assessment Year 2 • Expand team & participation • Attend institute • Select & do next two projects • Document and share learning
  11. 11. To get involved✤ Invitations in August✤ President’s Letter by November✤ Team leader and team by December✤ Meet two times prior to March Planning Retreat✤ Attend Planning Retreat✤ Attend Institute with potential projects
  12. 12. PARTNER NEEDS 92%Direct Action (service) 47% 89% Capacity Building 19% 87% Convening 28% 85% CBR 25% 92%Policy News & Analysis 24% 88% Community Info Hub 34% 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% Need / Highly Need Occurring
  13. 13. Community Networking TeamsBuilding Capacity for Collective Impact
  14. 14. What non-profit groups or networks work in your cities or states?
  15. 15. What makes agood network good? What makes aweak network weak?
  16. 16. from “Building Smart Communities through Network Weaving” by Valdis Krebs and June Holley © 2002-2006
  17. 17. Alliance CouncilCollaborative Initiative Network The goal is collective impactCommittee Commission Workgroup Partnership Coalition
  18. 18. Trenton, NJ |Map
  19. 19. How can campuses help?
  20. 20. Campus Assets for Community Networking• we already partner with a wide range of local groups• we are considered neutral for the most part• we have useful networking skills in: ‣ organizing and facilitating meetings, ‣ doing research, ‣ using the internet to communicate and coordinate
  21. 21. Roles Students Can Play (with networking support)• Administrative support• Assist in managing meetings (space, invitations, minutes)• Set-up and maintain online networking (listervs, wikis)• Conduct research: ✓ Model programs & best practices ✓ Funding sources (finding upcoming grants) ✓ Data collection and analysis (local and state statistics) ✓ Conduct original research as needed (e.g., surveys, oral histories, etc.)• Organize social media outreach (Facebook, Twitter)
  22. 22. Network the NetworksAfter-School School Breakfast Healthy Kids Juvenile Crime Youth Employment
  23. 23. Single Groups Collective Action Team Community Leaders Networking Corps Regular Volunteers (weekly) Meetings Research Occasional Volunteers Technology (1x) Fundraising Site/Issue-Based Team Community Networking Team
  24. 24. Bonner Foundation Support• share models of network weaving, esp. those involving campuses/students• develop technical trainings for students on meeting facilitation, setting up wikis, managing listservs, etc.• network our campuses piloting this approach
  25. 25. • What information do you need?• Where do you find it?• Challenges?
  26. 26. PolicyOptions.org Community Information Hub
  27. 27. Planned Features Community Calendar Community Listserv Customized Email News Digest Sub-categorization
  28. 28. Digests Begin!
  29. 29. Staffing needed?4-8 hours per week Student 1 hour + Faculty or Staff Student
  30. 30. PolicyOptions Guides Begin!

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