Non-Porift Capacity-Building Service Positions 8-26-13

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Overview of the process of working with community partner organizations to identify opportunities for students to provide specific support to build their organizational capacity.

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Non-Porift Capacity-Building Service Positions 8-26-13

  1. 1. Capacity Building Positions Meaningful, Developmental, and Impactful Monday, August 26, 13
  2. 2. What We’ll Cover •Bonner Partnerships •Transformational Goals •Placement Process with a focus on Capacity Building Positions •Foundation Support Monday, August 26, 13
  3. 3. Bonner Partnerships Intensive Multi-year Reciprocal Strong agency staff with capacity to host higher level placements Monday, August 26, 13
  4. 4. Community Partnerships: Service Road with Rising Expectations Exploration - intentional placements that provide exposure and result in additional commitment Experience - solid programmatic role (Program Assistant or specific title) Example - site/project coordinator Expertise - specialist Monday, August 26, 13
  5. 5. Systems Partner in capacity-building for collaboratives working to achieve measurable community and systemic change. Organizations Partner in capacity-building for organizations to improve effectiveness, efficiency, and resources. Programs Train & support leaders who develop & manage evidence-based programs and projects. Individuals & Places Mobilize students, faculty, staff, & community members to support individuals & places. Bonner Transformation Goals Community Change Monday, August 26, 13
  6. 6. Developmental Progression Advocacy Prepare presentation to School Board Forum Organize public forum on school breakfast Issue Brief School breakfast programs Research School breakfast participation; Survey attitudes Training Workshops for School Garden Cooperative Summer Manage summer program & plan for Fall Team Help expand to other Schools in District Regular Coach students in School Garden Club Occasional Plant School Garden for Orientation Service Monday, August 26, 13
  7. 7. Capacity building as a stepping stone towards measurable impact Monday, August 26, 13
  8. 8. • Volunteer Management • Training & Program Development • Fundraising • Communications • Research Capacity Building Activities Monday, August 26, 13
  9. 9. Capacity Building Opportunities Form To be used in annual (or semi=-annual) conversation with community partners to identify opportunities for student capacity-building positions and projects. Monday, August 26, 13
  10. 10. Capacity Building Opportunities Form Monday, August 26, 13
  11. 11. Capacity Building Opportunities Form Monday, August 26, 13
  12. 12. Capacity Building Opportunities Form Monday, August 26, 13
  13. 13. Capacity Building Opportunities Form Monday, August 26, 13
  14. 14. Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Placement Process Monday, August 26, 13
  15. 15. Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Access to motivated, trained , increasingly skilled students serving 5-8 hours/week for multiple years Multi-level, team-oriented partnership Serve important role as co- educators Partner View of Bonners Meet with Partners Monday, August 26, 13
  16. 16. Introduce Bonner Model/Expectations ✓ Intensive (8-10 hrs/week) and multi-year (2-4 years) ✓ Developmental model ✓ Partners as co-educators Communicate Reporting Process ✓ CLAs, Hour Logs, and Service Accomplishments ✓ Calendar — school year and summer ✓ Appropriate and inappropriate service projects Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Meet with Partners Monday, August 26, 13
  17. 17. No 56% Yes 44% Have you used the Capacity Building Opp. Form yet? Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Meet with Partners Monday, August 26, 13
  18. 18. Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Meet with Partners 0 5 10 15 Group Individual Mailing 3 3 3 3 12 6 One Both How did you introduce capacity building form to partners? Monday, August 26, 13
  19. 19. Identify Issues & Interests Pressing local community issues Current areas of engagement Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Collect Opportunities Monday, August 26, 13
  20. 20. Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Collect Opportunities Monday, August 26, 13
  21. 21. Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Collect Opportunities Will input opportunities survey into BWBRS . . . Monday, August 26, 13
  22. 22. So far, the Capacity Building Opportunities Form has been... • “useful in helping CPs understand the scope of capacity building” • “helpful in assisting partners to think about opportunities for students” • “great visual for the Leadership team to help guide them through the first year orientation” • “many of the capacity building roles are already consistent with some of their ideas around Bonner work” • “helpful with creating concrete job opportunities” • “very helpful in identifying new opportunities for student service positions and project” Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Collect Opportunities Monday, August 26, 13
  23. 23. Placement Types One Time / Short-term Projects Regular Direct Service Placements Site/Issue Based Team (of (3+ Volunteers) Summer Internships Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Collect Opportunities Monday, August 26, 13
  24. 24. Develop with partner Statement about program Statement about the work involved, including intended benefits) Clear and Concise Consider AmeriCorps Eligibility Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Write Position Descriptions Monday, August 26, 13
  25. 25. Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Write Position Descriptions Monday, August 26, 13
  26. 26. Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Write Position Descriptions Position descriptions can/should combine both •direct, hands-on service (i.e., tutoring) and •capacity-building service (i.e., creating the tutor curriculum). Monday, August 26, 13
  27. 27. Orienting Students to Service & Sites A pre school year event prepares and educates students in: - ...Philosophy of reciprocal community partnerships ...Background on local community ...The Developmental Model ...Team and Community Building Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Recruit & Place Students Monday, August 26, 13
  28. 28. Matching Students to Capacity-Building Positions - Prior experience with partner or issue - S[pecific skills needed for project - Link to related academic course - Possible summer internship - other considerations...? Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Recruit & Place Students Monday, August 26, 13
  29. 29. Managing Students Expectations foster high-quality service and accountability:. . . - Community Learning Agreement - Hour Logs - Service Accomplishments - Reflection and Evaluation - One-on-One Advising Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Recruit & Place Students Monday, August 26, 13
  30. 30. Writing a Good Community Learning Agreement Focus on specific role student will play with organization Inherited position description should be modified Adds Service Objective(s Add Learning Goals Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Recruit & Place Students Monday, August 26, 13
  31. 31. Examples of training, readings, and reflection options - Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector: The Unbeaten Path Planning Effective Meetings;, How to Notes in Meetings How to Create your own Google Maps 40 brilliant WordPress tutorials for designers Interviewing Skills Support Students Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Monday, August 26, 13
  32. 32. Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Collect Accomplishments Monday, August 26, 13
  33. 33. Collect Accomplishments Support Students Recruit Students Write Position Descriptions Collect Opportunities Meet with Partners Collect Accomplishments Will input accomplishments results into BWBRS . . . Monday, August 26, 13
  34. 34. Foundation Support Ideas for additional resources . . . - handout on capacity building for partners - additional training modules for students - articles on capacity building for students &and partners - create videos for partners; - create PSAs, press releases/packets Monday, August 26, 13

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