One of the most rewarding aspects of being a volunteer management leader is giving back to your community and furthering your goal. A popular technique for focusing on those efforts is to create a dedicated program for your community. However, before launching a new internal program, your company should do a community needs assessment.
It also determines the community's strengths and advantages. A community needs assessment will help you better understand what your program needs to achieve and what initiatives volunteers should take.
Creating a valuable assessment and managing the program, on the other hand, is no easy task, it necessitates a focused volunteer management approach as well as certain crucial tools to aid in the program's facilitation.
Within 24 hours, Bridge Research Consulting can deploy our field teams and researchers to undertake rapid needs assessments for partners working in emergencies that need data to inform their response and intervention in specific disaster spikes.
In addition, we can do larger-scale needs assessments in areas like food security, water and sanitation, and security, among others, to assist our partners in developing programs and proposals that are founded on solid facts and evidence.
Continue reading our blogs to learn how to perform a community needs assessment and some best practices for developing a program around it. We'll also provide useful resources, such as an example of a community needs assessment.
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