Planning & Community Engagement Strategies - Tuesday, June 2nd at 1 - 2:30 pm ESTWebinar Overview Strong project planning and community engagement are key elements of success for the Community Food Projects grant program. This workshop will focus on the process and strategies to engage with community partners and collaboratively plan collective work. We will look at language and theory of change to cover why these elements help ground collaborative efforts and also share various community meeting tools for asset-based community assessments as well as tools for collective visioning. Presenters Aley Kent, Technical Advisor, Food & Agriculture of International Rescue Committee Tes Thraves, Youth and Community-based Food Systems Coordinator of Center for Environmental Farming Systems.
Logic Models as a Comprehensive Tool for Attaining Programmatic Success - Wednesday, June 24th at 1:30 - 2:45 pm ESTWebinar Overview A logic model is a picture of how your organization does its work, and it expresses a hypothesis about how you will achieve desired programmatic outcomes. In this webinar, we will cover the basics of creating logic models. We will also discuss how these visual tools can be used to help you achieve not only fundraising success, but also consensus among your community of stakeholders, a design and an implementation plan for your program, and an evaluation model that can support your organization’s future success. Materials will be made available on June 10th to attendees to gain the full benefit of the webinar. Presenters Lesley Heiser, Communications and Development Leader of Cultivating Community Craig Lapine, Executive Director of Cultivating Community
Sustaining your Program after Community Food Projects Funding - Tuesday, July 14th, at 1:30 pm ESTWebinar Overview This webinar will discuss challenges and strategies for sustaining a program after your initial funding has finished. The presenters, Chris Brown of Agriculture and Land Based Training and Jennifer Hashley of New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, will each speak about experiences from their own organizations. They will address challenges they have faced with sustaining a program, and lessons they have learned from the process. Presenters Jennifer Hashley, Director of New Entry Sustainable Farming Project Chris Brown, Executive Director of Agriculture and Land Based Training (ALBA)