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Peer-to-Peer Series: Effective Practices for Community Needs Assessments

This Organizational Standards Center of Excellence Peer-to-Peer webinar focuses on the community needs assessment process and final product, featuring a discussion from two CAAs on their community needs assessment process as well as real-life examples of their final community needs assessment reports. This session highlights comprehensive data collective approaches, alignment with ROMA, and how to meet and exceed Organizational Standard Category 3.

Community Needs Assessment Resource Guide

The execution of a regular Community Needs Assessment is a requirement for all CSBG Eligible Entities, and one of the nine category’s (Category 3) of the Organizational Standards. To assist with this critical activity, this resource guide shares key resources that have been curated to provide Community Action Agencies with comprehensive information and easy-to-use tools for each step of the Community Needs Assessment.

ROMA Next Gen — “Beyond the Basics”

This module is designed to support a local Community Action Agency as they conduct, analyze, and compile a comprehensive CNA. It is intended to guide and enhance the process and final result of the CNA, as well as how it connects to other agency processes. It will also touch on how agencies can share and utilize their CNA for decision making, community partnerships, advocacy, grant writing, and planning

Virtual Tour of the CNA Online Data Hub through the Engagement Network

This webinar is co-hosted by the Partnership and the Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems (CARES) and features a virtual tour of the new online hub where the Community Needs Assessment (CNA) Data Tool is housed. The tour provides an overview of the enhanced functionality for secondary data collection, highlighting updated mapping and reporting environments, easier access to data downloads, and streamlined navigation.

Peer to Peer Series: Program Level Data Collection and Analysis

This webinar features staff from the Garrett County Community Action Committee as they discuss how their use of data has led to success in their nationally recognized two-generation program, and provide valuable insight for all levels of Community Action on how to get the most out of the data you collect.

CSBG T/TA Resource Center

This website is a resource for the Community Action Network to access an array of information and assistance designed to support efforts in serving low income families and addressing the causes of poverty in local communities.

Community Needs Assessment Tool

The Community Needs Assessment (CNA) Online Tool provides a significant amount of the secondary data to help you along your way to complete community needs assessment with the click of a button. Through the tool you can measure and visually represent the fundamental drivers of poverty in your community through access to thousands of databases, a report generator, and a mapping tool.

The CNA tool allows you to select specific state(s) and county(ies) to be included in your report, allowing you to focus on your particular service area, as well as select particular data elements to include (such as employment, education, nutrition, etc).

Communicating The Community Needs Assessment

This is the final session of four part webinar series offering a deep dive into the community needs assessment process – from planning for a comprehensive, agency-wide needs assessment, to the research, analysis, and communication of the assessment. This session focuses on communicating the results of the community needs assessment.

Analyzing Community Needs Assessment Data

This is the third session of four part webinar series offering a deep dive into the community needs assessment process – from planning for a comprehensive, agency-wide needs assessment, to the research, analysis, and communication of the assessment. This session focuses on analyzing needs assessment data.

Collecting Community Needs Assessment Data

This is the second session of four part webinar series offering a deep dive into the community needs assessment process – from planning for a comprehensive, agency-wide needs assessment, to the research, analysis, and communication of the assessment. This session focuses on collecting needs assessment data.

Planning for a Comprehensive Needs Assessment

This is the first session of four part webinar series offering a deep dive into the community needs assessment process – from planning for a comprehensive, agency-wide needs assessment, to the research, analysis, and communication of the assessment. This session focuses on planning the comprehensive needs assessment.

Organizational Standards 2.0 Webinar – Category 3: Community Assessment

This webinar is part of the Organizational Standards 2.0 Webinar Series designed to provide continuing support for agencies to meet (and exceed) the Organizational Standards. This session addresses Category 3 and covers discussion topics and technical assistance on the following: Questions about the interpretation of individual Standards, Documentation requirements to show compliance with the Standards, Accessing available technical assistance resources and requests for new resources, Promising practices to help agencies go “beyond compliance” to improve their management and operations.

Organizational Standards Technical Assistance Guide – Category 3: Community Assessment (Public)

This is the technical assistance guide for Public CAA’s on Category 3 of the CSBG Organizational Standards, focusing on Community Assessment. Each of the nine categories has a separate guide for both public and private agencies. These guides provide public agencies with the information they need to be both compliant and high performing in accordance to each standard.

Organizational Standards Technical Assistance Guide – Category 3: Community Assessment

This is the technical assistance guide for Category 3 of the CSBG Organizational Standards, focusing on Community Assessment. Each of the nine categories has a separate guide for both public and private agencies. These guides provide agencies with the information they need t.o be both compliant and high performing in accordance to each standard.

 

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