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Cabell Huntington Hospital
Collective Impact worked with Cabell Huntington Hospital to plan for and facilitate breakout sessions at its inaugural Regional Health Summit. A recent community needs assessment served as the catalyst for bringing together nearly 200 stakeholders to identify ways to improve health, wellness, and prevention efforts across the health population service area. The recently conducted community needs assessment served as the catalyst for organizing and conducting the Summit. The purpose and importance of improving health, wellness, and prevention efforts across the region was the overarching theme of the Summit. Summit participants included individuals representing hospitals, health systems, health departments, health care providers, health care insurance providers, and elected officials from 44 organizations and 21 counties in the Tri-State area of Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. Breakout sessions focused on identifying ways to strengthen strategic efforts across health care, public health, and community organizations in four priority areas identified in the community needs assessment: Chronic Disease, Access to Care, Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse, and Data & Technology.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh– Nonprofit Resource Center and West Virginia Nonprofit Association
Collective Impact is providing a training workshop on Strategic Planning: Positioning Your Organization for Success for nonprofit organizations in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area through the Carnegie Pittsburgh Library – Nonprofit Resources Center and for West Virginia nonprofits through the West Virginia Nonprofit Association WVNPA. In today’s rapidly changing environment, nonprofit organizations need to be keenly aware of how changes in funding priorities, customer/client needs and preferences, technology, marketing, and resource availability affects their capacity to deal proactively with change, successfully meet their mission, and survive beyond sustainability. Being aware of these changes isn’t even enough; nonprofits need to be equipped to make the difficult changes necessary to succeed and thrive! In order to achieve your desired organizational and community impact, there must be an implementable plan in place to address change head-on. Strategic planning helps you figure out where you are now, where you want to go, what is standing in your way, what is there to support you on your way, and what you need to get there. This session will address the steps of strategic planning, who should be involved, and what do with the plan once it is developed.

City of Milton, WV
Collective Impact is working with the City of Milton, WV to facilitate the development of a cross-sector partnership to assist in strategic planning for the development of the historic Morris Memorial Hospital site. The cross-sector partnership is a team of community residents, business owners, faith-based leadership, government officials, filed experts, and community/special interest groups who are focused on positive change for the City of Milton. Participants representing the newly formed cross-sector partnership are charged with providing strategic guidance in the development of the historic site, focusing on visioning, assessment, planning, and ultimately development of the multi-use site.

Community Foundation of Greene County
For the 14th year, Collective Impact is providing a strategic planning workshop for the Community Foundation of Greene County - Community Builders Program in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. Greene County has a rich network of community, civic, and nonprofit organizations to provide social services, recreation, cultural, and civic opportunities. Yet, in this small community there are a limited number of community leaders to serve these organizations, and many current leaders will retire in the next decade. In order to keep the community strong and growing, a new generation of community leaders are being introduced to basic nonprofit and leadership skills. Collective Impact is proud to continue helping to develop new leaders in the community for future impact for many years to come!

County Council of Berkeley County, West Virginia

Collective Impact worked closely with Berkeley County Council staff to design and deliver a series of nine (9) County-wide training workshops on Strengthening Workplace Sensitivity and Building Social Capital for two (2) audiences: Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department uniformed officers and other personnel and other full & part-time employees serving the public in the County. The focus of the training workshop was to raise awareness among participants of the importance of professionalism and respect within the workplace, as well as to the residents that are served. The interactive training pushed participants to face biases, prejudices, and bullying in a proactive, positive, and fun manner. It encompassed definitions and examples of harassment and discrimination and clarification of laws addressing these areas. It also provided interactive activities focusing on addressing inappropriate behavior, valuing differences, heightening cultural awareness, building cultural competence, racial profiling, and creating a culture of diversity, equality, respect, and inclusion in the workplace.

 


Eastern WV Community Action Agency
Collective Impact partnered with EPIC Mission to conduct a community needs assessment for Eastern West Virginia Community Action Agency Inc. An Assessment Committee consisting of local and regional partners and other key stakeholders was convened to provide general oversight and assistance for the project. Components of the Needs Assessment project included facilitation of planning sessions with local level planning team, development of needs assessment survey instruments, secondary data collection and survey analysis, facilitation of county level community discussions and analysis of community discussion content, and preparation of the Needs Assessment Report. The Needs Assessment final report outlined strengths, challenges, needs, opportunities, and capacity existing in the service area of the organization. It was also used to inform the development of a five-year strategic plan for the agency.

Franklin County Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA)
Collective Impact is working with Franklin County Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) to assist in the development of a five-year strategic plan for the organization. The strategic plan will build upon emerging opportunities identified throughout the strategic planning process and will help the organization effect culture change and philosophically and structurally grow into a more holistic, family-focused support organization. Through the planning process, CSEA will examine and identify priority strategies in the areas of Governance and Leadership; Human Resources and Culture; Programs, Services, and Facilities; Internal Communication and Information Systems; Marketing, Banding, and Relationships; and Legal and Financial. The process will culminate with the development of a strategic plan that will recap the activities and results of the planning process and will serve to help guide the organization’s future direction. Ultimately, it will provide a “road map” or guide for the organization to intentionally move forward into the future.

Greene County Human Services

Greene County Human Services contracted with Collective Impact to develop a “Children and Family Resource Directory” to serve as a useful guide for service providers to help better meet the needs of the children and families in Greene County, Pennsylvania. This resource connects people, systems, and services that are helping children and families in the County. Families usually need a variety of supports from different service systems, in order to be successful. Making connections for them quickly and effectively can make a significant difference in their lives. The guide will help users gain a better understanding of the array of human services available in Greene County, connect with a network of local providers and experts in all areas of child and family services and supports, access important resource links and contacts for learning more information, identify needed services and connections in a quick and timely matter.


Indiana County Department of Human Services and Green County Human Services (Find Out)

Collective Impact worked with two of its long-term partners (Indiana County Department of Human Services and Green County Human Services Find Out) to revamp and modernize their interactive websites. Both organizations have been long-standing clients of Collective Impact, utilizing many of our capacity building services and for over 15 years, have had use of Collective Impact’s user-friendly Venue Website services. Venue is an innovative content management system that helps organizations and communities operate more efficiently and effectively, strengthen operational infrastructure, and develop social capital. It is user-friendly with development driven by its users; giving users the ability to update their website content without technical knowledge or expertise.


Legal Aid of West Virginia

Legal Aid of West Virginia contracted with Collective Impact to provide grant evaluation services for its School and Community Legal Partnership (SCLP) project. The evaluation will inform the two broad project goals by: (1) assessing the replicability and effectiveness of the SCLP project, and (2) evaluating how the legal assistance provided in the SCLP project impacted the clients that participated. The School and Community Legal Partnership (SCLP) will seek to jump-start a change in West Virginia’s pro bono culture by engaging large law firm attorneys, and their associates, in a community-focused pro bono project that provides civil legal assistance to families with children attending Mary C, Snow Elementary in Charleston, WV. The project will also increase the amount of legal assistance provided to low income families with at risk children by working in a holistic manner with school and community partners for on-site legal assistance and referrals.


LifeBridge AmeriCorps Program

LifeBridge AmeriCorps Program contracted with Collective Impact to conduct a program evaluation for their sponsored AmeriCorps Program. LifeBridge AmeriCorps is a statewide AmeriCorps program that seeks to improve school readiness, academic achievement, job readiness assistance, financial literacy services, long term hunger alleviation, and community service projects in sites throughout West Virginia. The evaluation includes two phases. Phase 1 consists of a review of the program logic model and the various measures and tools used and data currently being collected by the AmeriCorps Program with recommendations for improvement being provided. Phase 2 of the project consists of a one-year review of data, including the analysis of data and development of an evaluation report to be submitted to the organization upon completion of the project. Overall, the evaluation will help the organization meet the federal requirements for impact evaluation and will also demonstrate the impact made by the program to help LifeBridge make necessary changes to its program for future implementation.


North Central West Virginia Community Action Agency

Collective Impact partnered with EPIC Mission to conduct a community needs assessment for North Central West Virginia Community Action Agency Inc. An Assessment Committee consisting of local and regional partners and other key stakeholders is being convened to provide general oversight and assistance for the project. Components of the Needs Assessment project included facilitation of planning sessions with local level planning team, development of needs assessment survey instruments, secondary data collection and survey analysis, facilitation of county level community discussions and analysis of community discussion content, and preparation of the Needs Assessment Report. The Needs Assessment final report will outline strengths, challenges, needs, opportunities, and capacity existing in the service area of the organization. It will also be used to inform the development of a five-year strategic plan for the agency.


Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations PANO and West Virginia Nonprofit Association
Collective Impact is providing a training workshop on Cultural Competence: Strengthening Workplace Sensitivity for nonprofit organizations at the conferences of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations PANO and West Virginia Nonprofit Association WVNPA. The intent of this training workshop is to raise awareness of the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) within the workplace, as well as with partners, clients, and other stakeholders. The interactive training pushes participants to face biases, prejudices, and assumptions in a proactive, positive, and fun manner. It encompass definitions and examples of harassment and discrimination and clarification of laws addressing these areas. It also provides interactive activities focusing on addressing inappropriate behavior, valuing differences, heightening cultural awareness, and creating a culture of diversity and respect in the workplace. Building cultural competence through strengthening workplace sensitivity is important for non-profits to be able to thrive in today’s complex and challenging world.

Snowshoe Foundation
Collective Impact is working with the Snowshoe Foundation to develop a strategic plan for the organization. The project goal is to build the capacity of the fundraising efforts of the Snowshoe Foundation through the development of a strategic plan to further Snowshoe Foundation’s community goals. The strategic plan will build upon emerging opportunities identified throughout the strategic planning process with a particular focus on development, funding diversification, and community outreach. The process will culminate with the development of a strategic plan that will recap the activities and results of the planning retreat session/s and will serve to help guide the organization’s future direction. Ultimately, it will provide a “road map” or guide for the organization to intentionally move forward into the future. Showshoe foundation proudly serves the communities located in the West Virginia counties of Pocahontas, Randolph, and Webster.

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF)
Collective impact is providing a training workshop for the The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF) “Building Bridges for Good Measure” conference. The topic for this training workshop is “Building Bridges for Organizational Sustainability and Community Impact.” The workshop will engage participants in interactive learning experiences to increase understanding, capacity, and action around regional/local collaboration. Participants will better understand the importance of collaboration in general and specifically leveraging new partnerships to reach common desired outcomes and gain support from funders. The session will address the “nuts and bolts” of collaboration and community-level work, the importance of working together in a rapidly changing environment, the “collective impact” approach, and engaging in collaborative team work for greater impact and results. It’s just like MAGIC (Making A Great Impact Collectively)!

Washington County Drug and Alcohol Commission (WDAC) and Butler County Drug & Alcohol Program

Collective Impact continues to work with Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission (WDAC) and Butler County Drug and Alcohol Program on their problem gambling initiatives. With the increased availability of legalized gambling in Pennsylvania comes increased concern regarding the individual and social costs of problem gambling. The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) is addressing this concern by increasing problem gambling prevention, education and outreach efforts throughout the state. Problem gambling prevention activities are intended to increase awareness of problem gambling within the general public; inform teachers, policy makers, and other professionals about the impact of problem gambling on the family unit, schools and communities; and educate at-risk populations such as college students, youth, and older adults about risk and protective factors in an effort to prevent problem gambling.


West Virginia Alliance of Family Resource Networks (AFRN)

The West Virginia Alliance for Family Resource Networks (AFRN) contracted with Collective Impact to help support its capacity building initiative. The AFRN is a member organization comprised of participation from the variety of Family Resource Networks throughout the state. Family Resource Networks (FRNs) are local, county-based coalitions working together to better meet the needs and improve services for children and families in their communities. FRN’s provide access to critical information on what resources are available, have answers to basic needs for children and their families, and educate everyone about the latest trends and changes. The focus of this capacity building project is to lead the AFRN Leadership Team through a process that produces a statewide FRN Profile based on the Seven Capitals Wealth Framework, a legislative brief regarding the work and impact of FRNs in the state, and individual FRN profiles that can be used for education, outreach, and advocacy.


West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health (BPH), Division of Health Promotion and Chromic Disease (HPCD)
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health (BPH), Division of Health Promotion and Chromic Disease (HPCD) contracted with Collective Impact to facilitate a planning process to help prepare for the Division’s 5-year competitive renewal application that is due in 2018. The purpose of the planning project is to begin engaging key stakeholders in strategic dialogue to help think through where West Virginia currently is in addressing chronic disease management and prevention and what will take the State forward given the current health and economic landscape. The planning process will include the identification of key accomplishments made by HPCD over the past funding period as well as priority goals and strategies to include in the renewal application. An environmental scan will be conducted as part of the process, as well as review and revision of HPCD’s vision, mission, and core values.

West Virginia Development Office

The West Virginia Development Office, Community Development Division contracted with Collective Impact to conduct an assessment of the Flex-E-Grant (FEG) program to learn more about what works to support community innovation and to identify the degree to which the FEG program is effective in supporting rural community development. In addition, a model for local development in rural small-town communities was developed which can be used in future years to lead to sustainable and ongoing community capacity building and positive changes in local conditions. The 9-month project included planning meetings, review and analysis of over 180 FEG project proposals and final reports, literature review, grantee survey, key informant interviews, grantee site-visits, and stakeholder input meeting. The FEG program is a joint effort funded by the West Virginia Development Office, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.