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2014 Year in Review
Overview
 7 workshops held in 2014
 3 Budget Workshops
 3 Resume Workshops
 1 Dream Building Workshop
 At least 58 pe...
Limitations
 Due to late arrivals and early departures all
participants did not complete both General
information forms a...
Data Collection
 General Information Form
 Name, E-mail, Zip Code, Phone number, Age
 Are you interested in receiving m...
Resume Workshop Survey
“I enjoyed this and learned and some valuable
pointers!”
 How useful was this session on a scale o...
Additional Quotes regarding
group work
 “Some hands - on (like have us rough draft
or edit) like before workshop having a...
Budget Workshop Survey
“Many thanks, the info regarding budget and
explanation very helpful! Will attend additional
worksh...
Additional Quotes regarding
Budget Workshops
 “I enjoyed this session. You spoke on how to read
and maintain your credit ...
Dream Building Workshop
Survey
“I think the session was well put together. Excellent
job!!!”
 How useful was this session...
0
2
4
6
8
10
12
Budget Workshop
n=11
Dream Building
n=10
Resume Workshop
n=18
Grand Total
18-25
25-29
30-34
35-40
41-50
51...
Who are we serving?
Where do they live?
10
3
1
4
1
3
7
8
4
1
0
2
4
6
8
10
12
N = 42
Who are we serving?
Are they fulfilled/happy?
0
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5
4
4.5
Fulfilled in life Not fulfilled, but not happy...
Who are we serving?
How do participants view their finances?
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
I don't even know It is bad & I'm not
comfortab...
Who are we serving?
What is their employment status?
0
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
Employed but seeking better
opportunities
Self ...
How can we help them?
 Resume Workshop
 Cover letter, filling out application, updating online
skills.
 Job Interview s...
How can we help them?
 Budget
 Budget tools
 Webinars
 Savings (how to secure a better return on my little
savings)
 ...
Future Recommendations
 Extend the length of budget and resume
workshops to allow time for group activities
 Develop par...
Concluding Remarks
 You are doing a great job!
 You are effectively and consistently
serving persons living in your targ...
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SWT 2014 Impact Report

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Starting With Today, Inc. 2014 Impact Report.

STARTING WITH TODAY, INC. IS A 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT IGNITES FRESH STARTS WITH INDIVIDUALS IN THEIR PROFESSIONAL, MENTAL, AND FINANCIAL LIVES.

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SWT 2014 Impact Report

  1. 1. 2014 Year in Review
  2. 2. Overview  7 workshops held in 2014  3 Budget Workshops  3 Resume Workshops  1 Dream Building Workshop  At least 58 people were served in 2014  At least 13 people attended Budget Workshops  At least 13 people attended Resume Workshops  At least 19 people attended the Dream Building workshop  13 people were served through individual consultation services
  3. 3. Limitations  Due to late arrivals and early departures all participants did not complete both General information forms and Surveys.  Referred individuals receiving 1-on-1 consultation services did not complete the same information forms as workshop participants.
  4. 4. Data Collection  General Information Form  Name, E-mail, Zip Code, Phone number, Age  Are you interested in receiving more information about our services  Yes, Please help me with _____________  No, Thank you.  Question regarding employment status, financial status or fulfillment  Survey  How useful was this session on a scale on 1-10?  What could have been done to make the session more useful?
  5. 5. Resume Workshop Survey “I enjoyed this and learned and some valuable pointers!”  How useful was this session on a scale of 1-10?  Average rating 9.67 (7 responses)  What could have been done to make the session more useful?  Group work and hands on activities “Very informative. Short, sweet, to the point. Maybe have a part 2 session where we can come back with a working resumes (samples) and ask more specific questions”
  6. 6. Additional Quotes regarding group work  “Some hands - on (like have us rough draft or edit) like before workshop having a resume sent to you”  “Have people bring more resumes to work session and do hands on. Give more current sample resumes (examples). More set up and format help, again hands on.”  “In creating a sample resume with the participants in the class.”
  7. 7. Budget Workshop Survey “Many thanks, the info regarding budget and explanation very helpful! Will attend additional workshops”  How useful was this session on a scale of 1-10?  Average rating 8.28 (10 responses)  What could have been done to make the session more useful?  Hands on budgeting and goal setting activities  Additional time & topics “I enjoyed this session. You spoke on how to read and maintain your credit report. I would also like to hear information on what to do to get out of debt once your credit has gone bad.”
  8. 8. Additional Quotes regarding Budget Workshops  “I enjoyed this session. You spoke on how to read and maintain your credit report. I would also like to hear information on what to do to get out of debt once your credit has gone bad.”  “Longer for further discussion, real estate taxes etc.  “More specific information on how to budget, maybe doing a mockup example during the workshop”  “More time to go over an actual budget”  “Set up people in groups work on short term goals and long! have people challenge one another on getting the help needed” “Nothing! It was the very best session I've had in a very long time...seriously! (PS: It's the truth!!)”
  9. 9. Dream Building Workshop Survey “I think the session was well put together. Excellent job!!!”  How useful was this session on a scale of 1-10?  Average rating 9.33 (12 responses)  What could have been done to make the session more useful? (1 person suggested each)  Follow up sessions, Group activities and more staff “Nothing, they demonstrated and answered questions, addressed everyone individually to get to their opinion and to get a feel of everyone, the session was very relatable and I am indeed going to try meditating.”
  10. 10. 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 Budget Workshop n=11 Dream Building n=10 Resume Workshop n=18 Grand Total 18-25 25-29 30-34 35-40 41-50 51-60 61+ Who are we serving? 36% 30% 33% 26% How old are they?
  11. 11. Who are we serving? Where do they live? 10 3 1 4 1 3 7 8 4 1 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 N = 42
  12. 12. Who are we serving? Are they fulfilled/happy? 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 Fulfilled in life Not fulfilled, but not happy Not fulfilled, but not Unhappy Dream Building N=10
  13. 13. Who are we serving? How do participants view their finances? 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 I don't even know It is bad & I'm not comfortable It is bad & I'm not comfortable/It is okay but looking for ways to improve It is okay, but looking for ways to improve It is great! Everything is under control Budget Workshop N=11
  14. 14. Who are we serving? What is their employment status? 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 Employed but seeking better opportunities Self employed Unemployed Resume Workshop N=18
  15. 15. How can we help them?  Resume Workshop  Cover letter, filling out application, updating online skills.  Job Interview strategies.  Job opportunities and sites.  Job searching and training  Landing a job as a clerical assistant  Returning the workforce after being a stay at home mom.  Making a better resume Participant responses to yes please help me with ___________.
  16. 16. How can we help them?  Budget  Budget tools  Webinars  Savings (how to secure a better return on my little savings)  Investments (Financial Planning for retirement and investing)  Dream Building  Credit Repair  Improved Employment status (job, better career, job readiness, resume building) Participant responses to yes please help me with ___________.
  17. 17. Future Recommendations  Extend the length of budget and resume workshops to allow time for group activities  Develop partnerships with financial planners for in depth presentations on investing, retirement, real estate taxes etc.  Continue partnering with schools and out of school time programs like the Dream Academy to reach your target population  Have an additional person present at all workshops to assist with data collection (i.e. having late arrivals complete general info forms)
  18. 18. Concluding Remarks  You are doing a great job!  You are effectively and consistently serving persons living in your target area Who self-report being “at risk.”  Participants are interested, engaged and left wanting more!

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