Background: I am preparing a Strategic Plan for an at-risk teen girls and teen mothers non-profit Question: Below is the purpose, vision, mission and principles of an NPO that I wish to start. I am in the process of writing a strategic plan for it and I need to research potential threats from outside organizations or government agencies or global threats that might interfere with my plan or any of the items mentioned in the overview of my organization below? I need help identifying 4-5 threats that could potentially affect or impact my at-risk youth non-profit organization in the future.
Purpose: To promote education among at-risk teenage mothers while encouraging independence, positive self-esteem, personal responsibility, and perseverance.
Mission: To improve the lives of teen mothers and their children through educational, parenting, life and job training support.
Vision: To end the perpetuation of teen pregnancy amongst at-risk youth in the Washington Metropolitan area.
- Equitable opportunities for all youth.
- That youth can effect change and stop the cycle of teen pregnancy in their own communities.
- Empowering young girls and teen mothers through education.
- Preparing teens to be good students, good workers and most important, good mothers
- A stable support system, as it is essential to the success of teen mothers and at-risk girls
Reciprocity - LIFTED is committed to establishing reciprocal relationships between the organization and its stakeholders; at-risk teen-mothers and their children and at-risk teens' girls and their communities. Relationships that allow the exchange mutual goodwill to one another.
Positivity - LIFTED recognizes the transformational power of positive intentions, thoughts and actions. The organization encourages the promotion of these values throughout and in the lives of those who it serves.
Fortitude - LIFTED is committed to its mission and is fortified with the stamina required to affect change in the lives of at-risk teen girls until there is no longer a community need for intervention.
Responsibility - LIFTED subscribes to the notion that we are all accountable for one another and that a collective effort is the only way to achieve lasting change.
Success - LIFTED operates under the concept that failure is not an option. We believe that when we succeed in meeting the needs of our constituent then our communities succeed.
I am providing five threats here. If you have any questions or need any clarifications, please ask.
Economic - this threat would be ongoing. Economic news, changes in the economic landscape, and perception of either can change the ability of a nonprofit to raise funds. It can also raise and lower the number of people who need help, possibly overwhelming an organization. Economic news that affects a group can be either local, national, or international. This is clear when one thinks of the way gas prices can rise on news of damage to a pipeline or a terrorist attack on an oil facility. In some cases, economic changes make it difficult to raise money for the organization or affects grants and other methods of obtaining funding. In other cases, the number of people who need the help or services of the organization can rise, creating shortages in funds available to help all. A combination can create even more havoc. Economics can impact the way funds are ...
Potential threats affecting an at-risk teen girls in a non-profit organization are discussed.
Program evaluation for addictions and teens
Program Evaluation Plan Part 3: Communicating Results
For the course project, you have been assuming the role of a consultant who has been hired to develop a plan for an evaluation of a clinical mental health counseling program. Remember, you are creating a fictitious but plausible program with hypothetical stakeholders, clients, interventions, and measures. The purpose of the proposed evaluation is to guide program improvements and document progress toward the program's mission and goals. (Please see attached program that I am using that you will need to work off of) Thank you.
Your assignment in Unit 4 was to create an introduction, a description of the program to be evaluated, and the results of your hypothetical needs assessment.
Your assignment In Unit 8 was to establish your research base for the program evaluation by reviewing published evaluations and relevant research, and then to decide on a model of evaluation you plan to use in your program evaluation. The assignment also included a discussion of ethical standards and culturally sensitive strategies.
For this final assignment, complete your evaluation plan with recommendations for how the program could be improved and research in counseling could be advanced in the future. You should synthesize your recommendations and requirements for the program evaluation you are proposing and describe how you will present and disseminate the findings of your evaluation.
To achieve a successful project experience and outcome, you must include the following sections for Part 3:
Communicating Results to Counselors and Colleagues (approximately one page).
Communicating Results to Stakeholders (approximately one page).
Ethical and Cultural Considerations When Communicating Results (approximately one page).
Using Results to Improve the Program (approximately one page).
Using Results to Advance the Counseling Field (approximately one page).
Be a total of 5-7 pages of text (excluding the title page and the references page).
Include scholarly references to support your ideas about research on the kind of program you are evaluating (population, clinical focus, counseling approach), and program evaluation procedures (program evaluation model, needs assessment, ethical and cultural considerations).