Category Archives: Project Management

4 Steps to Form an Early Childhood Coalition

You may have heard the term “coalition” and wondered what does that mean.  A coalition is simply when a group of people gather to address an issue that is bigger than what one person or organization can solve on their own. In Indiana, about thirty communities (cities, counties and regions) have formed a coalition that…

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Using a Needs Assessment Process to Plan a New Program

When a business plans to open a new store or restaurant, the business first conducts market research to ensure a good fit and a successful venture. In the public sector, we call this a “needs assessment”. Whether your organization is a non-profit, hospital, school or government agency, more than likely you have been asked for…

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New Report on the Status of Young Children in Indiana

Indiana’s Early Learning Advisory Committee (ELAC) has submitted its 2015 report of findings to Governor Mike Pence and the state’s Legislative Council. As previously discussed (in this blog post), ELAC was created in the 2013 legislative session with a mandate to provide a comprehensive progress report by June 30th of each year. ELAC’s vision focuses…

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May is Foster Care Awareness Month

  May is National Foster Care Month and provides an opportunity to celebrate the heroes that are foster and adoptive parents as well as share critical information about the number of children and families who are impacted. There are approximately 400,000 children and youth in foster care. Here are some quick facts about foster care…

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Client Spotlight: Boys & Girls Clubs of America

  This summer, Transform Consulting Group has had the opportunity to work with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) in the development of their federal grant applications for the U.S. Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation Validation (i3) program and the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program to improve reading performance of K-3rd grade…

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3 Ways for Nonprofits to Refresh Their Annual Report

  Annual reports are a good thing and an opportunity for organizations to communicate important information to stakeholders.  The challenge is making annual reports compelling enough for your donors and stakeholders to read, so that they see the value of their investment in your organization! At Transform Consulting Group, we have helped several organizations with…

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Client Spotlight: Paws & Think Receives $50,000 Grant

We’re excited to say that on November 13, our client, Paws & Think received a $50,000 grant from Giving Sum. The Mission of Paws & Think is to enhance the quality of life in the community by using the power of the human-animal bond.  The nonprofit provides therapy animals for both animal assisted activities and animal…

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