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Hear from authors and leaders about transformational models and technology making a measurable difference in communities across the country. Grab a cup of coffee and invite your team to learn together. All webinars are 1 hour long, including the Q & A with our live audience. New Webinars added monthly.   

Measuring Outcomes Togetherwith Hannah Jarrett, United Way of the Piedmont
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What would it look like to launch 2000 people on the path to self-sufficiency in 2000 days? In this webinar, we will explore the 7 keys to self-sufficiency they identified for people in their community as well as the partnerships and tools being used to move forward, including how this community is using CharityTracker Plus and the Outcomes module for Case Management and collective reporting. Our featured guest is Hannah Jarrett, Community Impact Associate, United Way of the Piedmont in South Carolina.

Workplace Stability: Improving Retention & Productivity for Greater Profitability
with Phil DeVol & Ruth Weirich, Aha!Process
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Are you partnering with employers in your community to help employees gain stability? Instability is another form of diversity in the workplace.  Low-wage workers can experience personal instability that leads to absenteeism, health problems and violations of work expectations, all of which decrease morale, attention to work, job performance and employee retention. This webinar recognizes the range of factors that create instability for employees that impact business success. Learn how to engage low-wage employees, their families, and volunteers as problem solvers working shoulder to shoulder to create communities where everyone can live well.

Equipping Volunteers for Successwith Krista Petty, Community Connector, Simon Solutions
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Volunteers! Our community benefit organizations and churches often depend on them to help us meet our missions and expand our impact. In this webinar, Krista will discuss best practices in working with volunteers, including:  inviting people to serve & writing position descriptions; training & offering feedback; affirming & recognizing volunteers; evaluating &  reflecting on experiences; and lots of downloadable resources.

Assessing & Coordinating Care with the Homelesswith David Tweedie, Associate OrgCode Consultingand Krista Petty, Community Connector Simon SolutionsWebinar Slides - Download here

One of the most essential tools in the human services sector is a valid, reliable, and consistent tool that allows for a definitive assessment of the needs of clients. Without a proper assessment of  clients, chances are very good that resources will be allocated inefficiently – perhaps through a first come, first served system or serving the squeakiest wheel first. OrgCode has developed the SPDAT (Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool). Now in its fourth year, the SPDAT is available in multiple versions and is even integrated with many HMIS programs including CharityTracker. 

The Power of Assessmentswith Krista Petty, Community Connector Simon Solutionsand Jason Gabriel, Director of HMIS & Policy Compliance, Simon Solutions
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Could you create assessments that help you evaluate program effectiveness or gaps? What about assessments to help people see their personal progress over time? Or, what about assessments that can help you determine someone’s vulnerability? In this webinar, Krista will review the different types of assessments CharityTracker and Oasis Insight users are utilizing, from Getting Ahead participant  resources to Homeless Information Management System (HMIS) vulnerability indexes.

Taking a Community-Wide Approach to Ending Povertywith Phil DeVol, Author of Bridges to Sustainable Communitiesand Stephen MacDonald, Bridges Out of Poverty Coordinator, President of Emerge SolutionsWebinar Slides- Download here

Most anti-poverty programs lack a system-wide scope of effort. But when ALL stakeholders – people in poverty, communities, businesses, organizations – come to the table with a coherent plan of action, amazing things happen. Learn how entire communities are coming together to end poverty including: individual action, organizational action, community action, and policy. 

Effective Charity & Freedom from Welfarewith James Whitford of Watered Gardens Rescue Mission & True CharityWebinar Handouts & Slides - Download here
True charity is most effective when local organizations are working together, as seamlessly as possible, to ensure that we are not unknowingly fostering a dependency model of care. Learn about the True Charity Initiative and the model of empowerment used by Watered Gardens Rescue Mission, a CharityTracker network. James shares the processes and tools they use to help people experience freedom from welfare through connection, education and policy change. Connect to True Charity certification & tools here:

Getting the Maximum Benefit from Technology
with Shelly Parks of San Diego Food Bank &
Kelcey Ellis of Feeding America San Diego
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In San Diego, people began lining up as early as 2:00 a.m. to receive a box of food and the line stretched around the block. Today, people are waiting 30 minutes or less and being served with more dignity than ever before. Hear how two San Diego food banks collaborated and built the capacity of their food distribution partners and volunteers. Learn about:
•Communicating with partners for maximum network participation
•Developing a systematic implementation plan for shared case management
•Collecting demographics that inform program and fund development
•Using ID cards, scanning and mobile technology for maximum efficiency and dignity

Funding is Changing. Are You Keeping Up?
with Mike Simon, Simon Solutions & Cathy Easley of Trident United Way
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In today’s community benefit landscape, collaborating with other organizations is not optional, it’s essential. It’s essential for having a maximum impact AND to securing your future funding. Learn about:
• The New Funding Logic Model
• Measuring Input, Activities, Outputs, Outcomes and Impact
• The importance of creating a transformational roadmap
• The technical tools that can help you put it all together

Getting Ahead: Helping People Create a Plan for Stability
Webinar featuring author Phil DeVol
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Learn about:
•How class participants, called “investigators,” examine their own experience of poverty as well as explore issues in the community that impact poverty
•How facilitators guide “investigators” through an assessment of their own resources and how to build those resources as part of their move to self-sufficiency
•How lives are challenged and changed and how graduates are provided support from Bridges Out of Poverty collaboratives as they work toward their goals.
•How CharityTracker and Getting Ahead have partnered to assess and measure “investigator” success

Casting a Wide Collaborative Net
with United Way Directors,  James Jackson and Maret Cahill
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Bring more partners into your network to collaborate! Learn how two United Ways are bringing together community organizations, churches, schools, businesses and more to create community solutions. Learn:
•How these networks got started
•How communication flows and technology strengthens their work together
•How they grow and develop their networks
•How their on-boarding & training process flows
•What their role as network administrators looks like
•How these leaders develop in their roles as community conveners

Improving the Senior Adult Experience
with Vanessa Ruiz Moore, VP of Operations, San Diego Food Bank
& Kyle Minkler, Simon Solutions
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The Commodity Food Supplemental Program (CSFP) exists to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods. The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank (JCSDFB) has a robust CSFP program, serving thousands of seniors monthly. One year ago, JCSDFB and Oasis Insight pioneered improved technology for CSFP customer intake and food distribution, certification and recertification. Learn about the development, implementation and initial outcomes and how it has greatly improved the process and experience for seniors, staff and volunteers. If you work with seniors and/or food distribution in any way, this webinar is for you!

Creating Collaborative Solutions
with Dr. Tom Wolff, author of The Power of Collaborative Solutions
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In this webinar hear principles and practices for effective collaboration. Learn about:
•How to design community-based solutions, as opposed to agency-based only
•How to ask outreach, asset-based questions
•How to move from fragmentation & duplication to holistic & coordinated
•How to move from crisis orientation to prevention
•How to move from excessive professionalism to integrating formal & informal helping networks

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with Quinn Shipper, founder of Stillwater CARES
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Learn how churches can:
•Practice goodwill and mutual support of one another
•Promote best practices to prevent and alleviate poverty
•Provide a mechanism for collaborative case management & interfaith as well as  community communication and referrals
•Focus on Responsive, Responsible, Relational, Respectful, & Redemptive Benevolence

The Getting Ahead Experience
Webinar featuring Getting Ahead creator and program facilitators
with Phil DeVol, Stanly Smith & Mary HicksWebinar Handouts & Slides - Download here

Learn about the Getting Ahead experience from a team facilitators, participants and the author. This webinar features an up-close look at facilitating the program and what individual and community change looks like!

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