in your organization are less meaningful if nobody knows about them.
How do you ensure that your community, funders, and other stakeholders
are informed about the good work of your center and your consortium?
Neighborhood Networks centers must operate as a business and track
their good work to indicate their value to the community and the
support they should receive for their efforts. Consortia can help
them accomplish these goals. When consortia apply for funding, one
of the key inquiries from funders is whether an organization has
the capacity to use their funds for their work. For a consortium,
that means: Can the centers that comprise your consortium hold together
to do the job? What have they done before? What kinds of successes
have they experienced? Do they have records to indicate what they
strength of a consortium lies in the strength of its centers. The
consortium works on behalf of several centers; for that consortium
to achieve success, its centers must individually track their successes.
Our speakers for this call will address this topic from a number
of angles. You will hear from Holly Ross, executive director, The
Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN); Terri Ottosen, the National
Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM); and Shari Sabath, president,
the New Jersey NetWorks consortium.
participating in this call, participants will learn:
||How to determine which metrics are meaningful to
to keep track of program outcomes and materials at centers.|
||How to use technology to monitor tracking and evaluation
||How to present documentation and data to funders
in a useful way.|
||How to use tracking and evaluation measures as
a marketing tool to monitor visibility in the community. |
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more information, contact the Neighborhood Networks Information
Center, toll-free, at (888) 312-2743. The hearing impaired may access
Neighborhood Networks via TTY by calling the Federal Information
Relay Service, toll-free, at (800) 877-8339.
questions or ideas can be posted on the Neighborhood Networks discussion