Join Natasha A. Harrison, Founder and President of CommunityBuild Ventures, LLC for the Organization Impact Fitness Series©, a four-part training course designed to whip organizations into impact-ready shape! It is designed for program managers and nonprofit leaders to reflect and advance evaluation of their programs and organization while connecting with peers and receiving hands-on resources. The sessions include:
Telling Your Story: An Introduction to Program Logic Model Development
Wednesday, May 14 at 9:00 am-12:00 pm
A program logic model provides a systematic and visual representation to show the relationship among the issue your program addresses, how your program functions, and the expected outcomes as a result of the program. Through the art of storytelling, this workshop will help you develop a program logic model for your program.
Effective Practices in Program Design and Evaluation
Wednesday, May 21 at 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Pro-gram (noun): a plan of things that are done in order to achieve a specific result. The very definition of “program” concludes that there will be a result or desired outcome. However, many program managers fail to fully articulate the design of their program and services while identifying the results the program will accomplish. They often forget about the “plan of things” that leads to a “specific result.” In this workshop, you will develop a program logic model and learn the 7 Steps to Effective Program Design and Evaluation.
From Visionary to Architect: How to Develop an Impact Driven Organization
Wednesday, May 28 at 9:00 am-12:00 pm
The nonprofit leader is often described as a visionary. They often articulate the vision of their community as a result of their organization’s efforts. However, some leaders fail to prioritize problem solving and serving constituents. How does a nonprofit leader turn their organization vision into beneficial community impact? During this session you will develop a theory of change model, learn how to develop structure and incentives to encourage staff and receive The Impact Driven Organization by CommunityBuild Ventures.
Building Effective Program Partnerships
Wednesday, June 04 at 9:00 am-12:00 pm
A recent social sector leader survey conducted by the Foundation Center found that 61 percent of respondents said that social sector leaders put their organizations first, ahead of collaboration. In addition, most social sector leaders are more interested in claiming credit than contributing to a solution. Most organizations will agree that they need partnerships to tackle their missions. But, how can organizations effectively establish and sustain program partnerships? In this workshop, you will develop a partnership plan, understand how your program design relates to partnership development, learn how to get funding to support your collaborative efforts and receive 6 Steps to Effective Program Partnership Development by CommunityBuild Ventures.
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About the Presenter
Natasha A. Harrison has dedicated her life to empowering everyday citizens to create positive change in their communities. She believes the collaborative efforts of businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies can eradicate many of the civic challenges that plague modern-day society. Impassioned by this belief, she developed CommunityBuild Ventures, LLC to help lead this change.
An Atlanta native, Natasha has more than 10 years of experience in nonprofit management, capacity building, community development and strategic planning. Prior to CommunityBuild Ventures, she served as the vice president of grants management and training for the DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation in Washington, D.C. In this role, she was responsible for directing $45 million in public and private funds to nonprofits through the development of funding philosophy, policies and procedures, and grantee evaluation and monitoring.
Natasha is a former board member of two public charter schools – KIPP South Fulton Academy in East Point, Georgia, and Achievement Preparatory Academy in Washington, D.C. Currently, Natasha serves as a board member at FRESHH Inc., an organization that seeks to educate and empower African-American women and young girls through the common bonds of the hip-hop community. Natasha is also a member of two giving circles – the African American Women's Giving Circle in Washington, D.C., and Circle of Joy in Atlanta.
Natasha received her Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Georgia State University, a master's degree in information technology from American Intercontinental University, and a Certificate of Nonprofit Leadership from American Humanics (now known as the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance).
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