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Nonprofit Strategies to Demonstrating Outcomes for Greater Impact

March 29, 10:00 am EDT - March 31, 3:00 pm EDT

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This is a two-day training, one on March 29 and the second on March 31.  You must attend both sessions to receive a certificate.


Defining Targeted Community Needs to Impact

Monday, March 29

Part I of this training will present an overview of the steps required in developing community needs assessments using a racial equity lens. Despite efforts of thousands of nonprofits nationwide, there continues to be an ongoing issue with generational cycles of poverty among blacks and underrepresented populations. As nonprofits work to create impact, it is important that the root causes of generational poverty are properly identified and addressed. Needs assessments are vital to an organization’s ability to gather baseline data and information in order to identify various strategies and activities that will lead to racial wealth equity change and improvement.

Participants will use NCRC’s framework guide to implement the necessary action steps in developing, conducting, and analyzing results from a community needs assessment. The training will use a case study focused on impacting racial disparities in economic stability, housing and health.

You Will Learn…

  • To identify social determinants of racial wealth inequities in the communities they serve
  • To identify community need assumptions for their targeted communities
  • To develop high community impact people-centered organizational S.M.A.R.T. goals which are visibly measurable
  • To develop data-driven quantitative and qualitative needs assessment questions which will yield data that can be easily measured
  • To analyze and use needs assessment data to determine necessary community interventions, Key Performance Indicators (KPI) & Key Success Factors (KSF)


Developing a Logic Model & Theory of Change for Measurable Impact

Wednesday, March 31

Part II of this training will continue lessons learned in Part I by using needs assessment results to drive the development of an action-oriented, results-based, data-driven logic model.This training is designed to help organizations develop logic models and theories of change using what is called a “Progressive Outcomes Scale  (POS)” Logic Model formatThe POS Logic Model format offers a unique step by step strategy used to measure Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and gives ways to translate these into outcomes for the logic model.

Participants will use NCRC’s framework guide to create a logic model and theory of change. This training will instruct participants on how to use the theory of change to clearly articulate the process of tracking outcomes on people served from nonprofit activities.

The training will use the same case study from Part I to focus on racial disparities in economic stability, housing, and health.

You Will Learn…

  • To connect nonprofit activities to organizational goals, objectives, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), key success factors (KSF), and progressive outcomes within the logic model
  • To ensure KPIs are measurable and develop a reliable data collection strategy, which will allow the organization to monitor change over time and determine appropriate intervals for collecting data and reporting on outcomes
  • To collect real-time racial wealth inequality impact data on KPIs rather than relying solely on subjective survey data to measure outcomes and impact
  • To ensure the theory of change gives a logical overview of the logic model and provides a clear picture of how organizational goals will be reached


If you have any questions feel free to contact training@ncrc.org


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March 29, 10:00 am EDT
March 31, 3:00 pm EDT
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Redlining and Neighborhood Health

Before the pandemic devastated minority communities, banks and government officials starved them of capital.

Lower-income and minority neighborhoods that were intentionally cut off from lending and investment decades ago today suffer not only from reduced wealth and greater poverty, but from lower life expectancy and higher prevalence of chronic diseases that are risk factors for poor outcomes from COVID-19, a new study shows.

The new study, from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) with researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health and the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, compared 1930’s maps of government-sanctioned lending discrimination zones with current census and public health data.

Table of Content

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Redlining, the HOLC Maps and Segregation
  • Segregation, Public Health and COVID-19
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion and Policy Recommendations
  • Citations
  • Appendix

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