PolicyOptions State Network Plan

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  • PolicyOptions State Network Plan

    1. 1. POLICYOPTIONS Establishing a Statewide Network Pre-Conference Workshop — 1 June 2011Bonner Summer Leadership Institute @ Siena College
    2. 2. AGENDA• Theory of Change• Bonner Today• PolicyOptions Parts• Measuring Impact• Statewide Structure• Start-Up Steps• Next Steps
    3. 3. NJ EXAMPLE — IMMIGRATIONIssue Immigrant integration and related issues.Direct Service Citizenship application | Welcoming EventsIssue Education Documentary | Forums | Service ReflectionCBR Resource mappingIssue Briefs Path to Citizenship | Ed Access | LaborNews Digest Local | State | NationalNetworking Statewide org | Campus prog | Social Med.
    4. 4. THEORY OF CHANGE
    5. 5. EMERGENT CHANGE Less consciousMore conscious A Three-fold Theory of Social Change and Implications for Practice, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation By Doug Reeler, of the Community Development Resource Association, 2007
    6. 6. TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE Through crisis and unlearning A Three-fold Theory of Social Change and Implications for Practice, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation By Doug Reeler, of the Community Development Resource Association, 2007
    7. 7. PROJECTABLE CHANGEWorking the plan A Three-fold Theory of Social Change and Implications for Practice, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation By Doug Reeler, of the Community Development Resource Association, 2007
    8. 8. CHANGE MAKING
    9. 9. CHANGE MAKINGPrepare
    10. 10. CHANGE MAKINGPrepare Plan
    11. 11. CHANGE MAKINGPrepare Plan Do
    12. 12. CHANGE MAKING Change!Prepare Plan Do
    13. 13. Prepare Plan Do Change!
    14. 14. Prepare Plan Do Change! StepActivitiesExample
    15. 15. Prepare Plan Do Change! Information Step & Analysis AssessmentActivities Options Resources Leap AcademyExample planning grant
    16. 16. Prepare Plan Do Change! Information Step Networking & Analysis Assessment DialogueActivities Options Organizing Resources Leap Academy CommunityExample planning grant meetings with parents, others
    17. 17. Prepare Plan Do Change! Information Step Networking Implement & Analysis Assessment Dialogue Public PolicyActivities Options Organizing Programs Resources NJ Charter School Leap Academy Community LegislationExample planning grant meetings with followed by parents, others formation of Leap Academy
    18. 18. Prepare Plan Do Change! Information Step Networking Implement Results & Analysis Assessment Dialogue Public PolicyActivities Options Evaluation Organizing Programs Resources NJ Charter 100% School Leap Academy Community graduation & LegislationExample planning grant meetings with college followed by parents, others acceptance formation of rate Leap Academy
    19. 19. Coalition-led System ChangeOrganization Change
    20. 20. David McCandless — InformationIsBeautiful.net
    21. 21. Data Discrete Elements words, numbers, code,categorize, calculate, collate, quantify, collect tables, databases David McCandless — InformationIsBeautiful.net
    22. 22. Linked Elements Information sentences, paragraphs, equations, concepts, ideas, questions, simplecontextualize, compare, converse, connect, filter, priortize, order, frame stories Data Discrete Elements words, numbers, code, categorize, calculate, collate, quantify, collect tables, databases David McCandless — InformationIsBeautiful.net
    23. 23. Organized Information Knowledge chapters, theories, axioms, conceptual frameworks, complex stories, facts structure, interpret, evaluate, deconstruct Linked Elements Information sentences, paragraphs, equations, concepts, ideas, questions, simplecontextualize, compare, converse, connect, filter, priortize, order, frame stories Data Discrete Elements words, numbers, code, categorize, calculate, collate, quantify, collect tables, databases David McCandless — InformationIsBeautiful.net
    24. 24. Applied Knowledge books, paradigms, systems, churches, Wisdom philosophies, schools of thought, poetry, belief systems, traditions, principles, truths weave, embody, discriminate, synthesize Organized Information Knowledge chapters, theories, axioms, conceptual frameworks, complex stories, facts structure, interpret, evaluate, deconstruct Linked Elements Information sentences, paragraphs, equations, concepts, ideas, questions, simplecontextualize, compare, converse, connect, filter, priortize, order, frame stories Data Discrete Elements words, numbers, code, categorize, calculate, collate, quantify, collect tables, databases David McCandless — InformationIsBeautiful.net
    25. 25. BONNER TODAY
    26. 26. BONNER NETWORK 75+ schools & growing
    27. 27. BONNER SERVICE Hours of Service Environment 58,329Human Need Education 340,549 479,048 June 2010 - May 2011
    28. 28. BONNER ALUMNI 5,000 & growing
    29. 29. ALUMNI CAREERS Business Non-Profit 35% 34% Government 31% out of 1,054 responses (2010 survey)
    30. 30. POLICYOPTIONS PARTS
    31. 31. PARTNER SURVEY Need vs Status 92% 47% 89% 19% 87% 28% 85% 25% 92% 24% 88% 34% Need / Highly Need Occurring
    32. 32. PARTNER SURVEY Need vs Status 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
    33. 33. PARTNER SURVEY Need vs Status 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
    34. 34. PARTNER SURVEY Need vs Status 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
    35. 35. Advocacy Direct Service CapacityActing Building Training & Networking Working Groups, Strategic Social Media Planning Issue, Place, Organization Public PolicyOptions Education Daily News DigestThinking & Issue Briefs Speakers, Forums, Testifying Community- Based Research
    36. 36. Advocacy Direct ServiceActing Capacity Building Networking Training & Working Groups, Strategic Social Media Planning Issue, Place, Organization Public PolicyOptions Education Daily News DigestThinking Speakers, Forums, & Issue Briefs Testifying Community- Based Research
    37. 37. SEARCH FOR “HOMELESS” All 60.5 USA 20.9New Jersey 11.9 Trenton 1.78 0 15 30 45 60 million hits
    38. 38. SEARCH FOR...“Available funding for homelessness prevention New Jersey” 2.77 million hits
    39. 39. DAILY NEWS DIGEST TYPES OF NEWS• Funding • Court Rulings• Regulations • Meetings• Legislation • Publications• Executive Actions • Assessments
    40. 40. ISSUE BRIEFS KEY QUESTIONS• What is the nature & extent of the problem?• What’s been tried in the past to address it?• What’s being done now?• What are the distinctly different approaches to addressing this issue?
    41. 41. ISSUE BRIEF WIKI TEMPLATEIssue Overview Page Local / State / National Pages• Goal Statement • Scope of the Problem• Policy Options & • Past Policy Model Programs • Current Policy• Local/State/National • Key Organizations, Programs• Glossary of Terms & People
    42. 42. NETWORKING
    43. 43. NETWORK FUNCTIONS Innovation generation of novelty (new knowledge, products) Diffusion rapid spread of ideas, productsCombination assembling of new capacities Alignment formation of new identity/brandMobilization reaching and activating many people Exchange sharing of information widely Assessment provision of diverse feedback/evaluation Advocacy influencing existing decision making structures Delivery bringing resources and assistance to increase capacity Peter Plastrik and Madeleine Taylor, Network Power for Philanthropy and Nonprofits.” Available at www.barrfoundation.org.
    44. 44. SOCIAL CHANGE NETWORKS Connectivity Alignment Special-functionMission is soley to Mission is to both Sets a specific goal connect people connect and to be accomplished and/or develop alignment by the network. organizations to among members, one another so that network members share a sense of identity and/or value proposition. Peter Plastrik and Madeleine Taylor, Network Power for Philanthropy and Nonprofits.” Available at www.barrfoundation.org.
    45. 45. NETWORK WEAVERS• Understand the structure and needs of the sector• Improve knowledge sharing• Catalyze and facilitate relationship development• Begin to bring organizations together to work towards common goals Peter Plastrik and Madeleine Taylor, Network Power for Philanthropy and Nonprofits.” Available at www.barrfoundation.org.
    46. 46. NETWORK IMPACTNetworks can... Because they...Increase efficiency • allowdeep specializations to be linked rather than created under one roof.Increase impact • canleverage the assets that already exist in a system by connecting them to each other.Build remarkable • mobilize diverse and flexiblecapacities individuals or organizations. Peter Plastrik and Madeleine Taylor, Network Power for Philanthropy and Nonprofits.” Available at www.barrfoundation.org.
    47. 47. NETWORK BUILDING PROCESS 1 2 3Understand network needs, Use a portfolio of tools/ Enable “virtuous cycle,”map connectivity and build actions to build connections starting with stronger relationships with key among network players and network players strengthen network structure Stronger network Improve information flow Conduct leaning / needs assessment Make direct connections; facilitate group convenings More effective organizations Build / strengthen network intermediaries Map network structure and connectivity Stronger, more Identify and connect to collaborative sector new ideas and resources Peter Plastrik and Madeleine Taylor, Network Power for Philanthropy and Nonprofits.” Available at www.barrfoundation.org.
    48. 48. NETWORK STAGES 1) Scattered Fragments 2) Single Hub-and-Spoke3) Multi-Hub Small-World Network 4) Core / Periphery from “Building Smart Communities through Network Weaving” by Valdis Krebs and June Holley © 2002-2006
    49. 49. MEASURING IMPACT
    50. 50. LOGIC MODELCommunity Need Inputs Activities Outputs Intermediate Outputs End Outcomes
    51. 51. CAPACITY BUILDING METRICS Improved outcomes with the same level of Efficiency / resources; improved or consistent quality of Efficacy services with fewer resources Number of new people served, new Scale / Reach populations served, and/ or new or expanded services Additional resources or assets garnered through capacity-building activities (such as Leverage funding, volunteers, in-kind support, and partnerships) Corporation for National & Community Service, Draft Capacity Building Achievement Measures, May 2011
    52. 52. CAPACITY BUILDING METRICSOrganizational Infrastructure & ResourcesTechnology Database development | Knowledge management | Social mediaFinancial Resources Fundraising plans | Committee recruited | Resources identifiedVolunteer Generation Roles defined | Plan developed | Volunteers recruited | RecognizedOrg. Management & Operations Improve internal operation systems | Improved service deliveryCommunity Assessment Plan designed | New data collected & analyzed | Findings reportedCommunity Awareness PR media plan developed | Articles, PSAs & social media developedPartnership and Collaboration Networking meetings held & systems created | MOUs developedCommunity Leadership Trainings offered | Leadership recruited for new/expanded projectsProgram Development, Delivery & EvaluationProgram Development & Delivery New programs piloted | Existing program expanded | AssessmentsOutreach Plan developed targeting beneficiaries | Communication tools madeMaterials Development Training manuals created | Staff trained | Materials assessedPerformance Measurement Systems piloted | Logic model established | Staff trained Corporation for National & Community Service, Draft Capacity Building Achievement Measures, May 2011
    53. 53. NETWORK IMPACT METRICS Quantitative Qualitative✓ Efficiency: on average, how ✓ Specific needs identified and many steps it takes for any met node to reach another node ✓ Information flow improvements (lower is better) ✓ Spread of “best practices” or✓ Resilience: how dependent the new ideas network is on key individuals ✓ New or stronger hubs/weavers✓ Awareness: the number of acting as connectors individuals within the horizon of ✓ New collaborative activity a given person/node ✓ New resources connected or introduced to the network ✓ New shared resources serving a greater number of organizations Peter Plastrik and Madeleine Taylor, Network Power for Philanthropy and Nonprofits.” Available at www.barrfoundation.org.
    54. 54. NETWORK BUILDING METRICS Network Weaver Network Level Sector Level Outputs Activities Outcomes Outcomes✓ Identify needs, assets, ✓ Sector map ✓ Statistical network ✓ Higher quality and existing networks ✓ New connections... strength measures programs delivered✓ Share knowledge and ‣ between weaver and ‣ Efficiency ✓ More clients served ideas network members ‣ Resilience ✓ Underserved groups✓ Make individual ‣ among network ‣ Leadership / Awareness better served connections members ✓ Observations of “other ✓ More integrated✓ Convene diverse ‣ boundary spanning smart network” delivery (tied to higher groups to stimulate connections indicators quality new thinking and ✓ Synthesis of needs and ‣ Innovations emerge ✓ Greater capacity of connectivity ideas for projects and spread across sector to respond to /✓ Build capacity of ✓ Convenings of diverse network survive change intermediaries participants ‣ Intermediaries✓ Spot new ideas and ✓ Projects facilitated by stronger / playing leaders and support weavers in process valuable roles Observed by Weaver their growth/spread ✓ New resources ‣ More voices get to✓ Connect network brought into the table for issues with Measured by InFlow members to potential network sector-level impact resources ✓ Support given to ‣ Natural collaboration intermediaries increases (no weaver) Measurement TBD Peter Plastrik and Madeleine Taylor, Network Power for Philanthropy and Nonprofits.” Available at www.barrfoundation.org.
    55. 55. STRUCTURE
    56. 56. NEW JERSEY PILOT 2011-12• Four cities with campus hubs ‣ Camden (Rutgers), Trenton(TCNJ, Rider, Princeton), New Brunswick (Rutgers), Newark (Rutgers)• PolicyOptions AmeriCorps ‣ 1 VISTA, 4 campus-based, 1 partner-based• Key Issue Areas ‣ Education (after-school, achievement gap, college access, youth development) ‣ Poverty (child hunger & nutrition, food stamp enrollment, workfoce development)
    57. 57. NJ POLICYOPTIONS NETWORK Advisory/Editorial Statewide Director Board AmeriCorps*VISTA NJ PolicyOptions CoordinatorCamden Trenton New Brunswick Newark
    58. 58. CAMPUS STAFFING MODEL Community-Based Research Advisory/Editorial Director Board AmeriCorps PolicyOptions Coordinator Conduct CBR & Issue Briefs Maintain local Research PolicyOptions.org websiteWork Study Students in Graduate School & Bonner CBR/SL Courses Students Students
    59. 59. NATIONAL POLICYOPTIONS NETWORK Advisory/Editorial National Staff Board USANew Jersey North Carolina Kentucky New Mexico
    60. 60. START-UP STEPS
    61. 61. NJ START-UP PLANDaily News Digest Data Sources | Daily Scan List | EntriesIssue Briefs Identify Gaps & Priorities | ResearchIssue Education Issue Understanding | Solutions | StatusNetworking Network Mapping | Tool DevelopmentPublic Relations Brochure | Social Media | LaunchNext Steps Guides | Recruiting | Training Modules
    62. 62. DAILY NEWS DIGEST Straight policy news: funding, legislation, regulations, News publications, assessments,Categories meetings, court action, & executive action Government: Executive, Legislative, Judicial Sources Non-Profits: Foundations, Think Tanks, Advocacy, Associations, Service Issue 11 Major Issue AreasAssignments Local | State | Federal | Global
    63. 63. Publish in... RESEARCH WORKFLOW Email News & News Reporters Research Digest Enter (using PolicyCollect Resources Website Options.org website) Issue Issue Policy Analysts Briefs Briefs (using wiki)
    64. 64. Executive Legislative Non-Profit & Courts Categories Branch Branch FoundationsNEWSAvailable FundsGrants AwardedProposed RegulationsFinal RegulationsProposed LegislationFinal LegislationExecutive ActionCourt RulingMeetingPublicationAssessmentRESEARCHOrganizationProgramPolicy OptionsData SourcesKey PlayerIssue Brief
    65. 65. Sources Local/County State National • local govt sites (depts, • Governors website • whitehouse.gov mayor, county • Department websites • regulations.gov Executive managers) • statewide newspapers, • fedthread.org • local newspapers, news news sites, or blogs • gpo.gov | govpulse.us Branch sites, or blogs • statelocalgov.net • Federal Dept sites • stateline.org • local govt sites (city • State Legislature,• thomas.gov council, county committees & elected • congress.orgLegislative commission) leaders sites • govtrack.us Branch • local newspapers, news • statewide newspapers, • opencongress.org sites, or blogs news sites, or blogs • washingtonwatch.com • FoundationCenter.org • FoundationCenter.org • FoundationCenter.org • State network or • State network or • foundationcenter.org/Foundations council of foundations council of foundations pnd/ or grantmakers or grantmakers • www.cof.org • Grantee lists of funders • Grantee lists of funders • change.org  • local United Way • Issue-focused networks • sourcewatch.orgNon-Profits • www2.guidestar.org or associations • futurity.org • State non-profit center • national associations • www2.guidestar.org • think tanks
    66. 66. Issue Areas City / County State National Global Arts, Culture & Media BudgetCitizenship & Government Economy & Jobs Education Environment Health Housing International Justice Poverty Youth & Families
    67. 67. NEXT STEPS
    68. 68. PLANS• NJ Pilot — Summer 2011 > Fall 2011 > Spring 2012• National Networking ‣ Link common Bonner campus issue-based teams ‣ Recruit issue experts to serve as “contributing editors” ‣ Raise funds for national and state research director(s) ‣ Improve policyoptions.org website, guides, training• Expand to New Local/State Networks — interest?

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