Responding to COVID-19: How to Adjust Your Data Management Plan

The COVID-19 public health crisis changed the way most of us do our work. Many of our clients, especially those who  are school-based or operate afterschool programs, faced the challenge of ending their school-year programming unexpectedly. Programs are trying to find new ways to engage youth virtually and are planning for new safety restrictions for…

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What’s Your “Why?”

If you have worked with our team at Transform Consulting Group (TCG), then you’ve probably heard us ask “what is your why?” The causes that our clients are tackling are significant. We take time to understand the importance of your work and impact in the community. This is why we believe our team needs to not…

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4 Steps to Keep Your Asset Map Current

Are you a community leader working to provide more information about availability of services in your county? Maybe you are trying to identify coverage areas, gaps in services or duplications of services in the non-profit sector of your community? We believe an asset map is the perfect solution. We first shared tips for building an…

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3 Tips to Plan Your New Program Before You Launch It

Too often we see organizations excited about receiving a new grant or starting a new program, and they jump in head first to implementation without enough planning. In this blog, we share a program planning and evaluation tool we use called the “PDSA” framework, which stands for Plan-Do-Study-Act. Have you ever started a new project…

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3 Tips for Finding Funders

In this blog post we provided strategies for non-profit organizations looking to start fundraising. Part of this process involves setting goals and timelines for specific revenue streams, such as grants. Let’s say you’ve identified grants as a potential funding source and have set a goal of securing $100,000 in grant funding this year. Now, how…

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Using Performance Indicators to Drive Impact

If you’re a Head Start organization, then you know there are several reports and check-ins required throughout the year. One mandatory item is to complete an annual performance indicator report (PIR) which includes a comprehensive list of data related to programs and services. After pulling together all of the information necessary, how many Head Start…

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Working Remotely & How to Make it a Reality

What’s your dream job? Does it entail having a flexible schedule and ability to work WHEREVER? That dream is not uncommon which is nudging more and more organizations towards allowing employees to work remotely.   Recent statistics show 50% of the United States workforce holds a job that is compatible with at least partial telework…

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How Do I Start Fundraising?

Did you know a majority (90%) of non-profit organizations report that they have one source of funding and that one source accounts for 90% of their total funding? When we work with clients to help increase their funding, we typically recommend that they diversify their funding.  When an organization is strongly reliant on fees for service or…

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4 Steps to Establish Evaluation SOPs

An evaluation plan is a roadmap to help organizations validate the impact of their work. In this past blog post, we describe our four-step evaluation process. Step 2 of this process involves creating or modifying data tools and systems. When establishing evaluation systems, it is important to create standard operating procedures, or SOPs. An SOP is a…

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When and How to Create a Strategic Plan

We often talk with clients who identify barriers to their success, but they don’t realize that they may need to create a strategic plan in order to accomplish their goals. In other cases, our clients do recognize their need for a new strategic plan, but they lack the expertise and capacity to develop it on…

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