Presentation on theme: "Pantry Self Assessment With Jeremy Hammond, Manager of Agency Services and Kathy Helming, Field Representative of Southern Maine."— Presentation transcript:
Pantry Self Assessment With Jeremy Hammond, Manager of Agency Services and Kathy Helming, Field Representative of Southern Maine
What well cover… Understanding capacity and purpose of assessment Survey overview Instructions on conducting the assessment Next steps in capacity assessment and partner participation
My advice is, you are too busy NOT to do this – it doesnt take a long time. I received no pushback from my staff … theyre normally a very vocal group of 15-year-plus veterans. Clearly they found this very useful and interesting … Matt Habash, President and CEO -Mid-Ohio Foodbank
What is organizational effectiveness? An effective organization establishes and acts upon mission-based priorities, has a clear vision, sets direction, innovates, and adapts to change.
Defining Capacity Building Capacity building is any activity that strengthens nonprofit performance and impact (its effectiveness). Observing nonprofit best practices Implementing successful hunger-relief programs
Purpose of Assessment To provide more food and to serve more people effectively and efficiently by assessing capacity, celebrating and leveraging strengths, building capacity where needed, and allocating resources more efficiently.
12 Capacity Elements Physical Capacity Transportation Staffing Financial Security
12 Capacity Elements Equipment Fundraising Computing Planning
12 Capacity Elements Networking Distribution Process Client Choice GSFB Involvement
1. Invite Stakeholders At minimum: Pantry director, board president, and two more managers/leaders Consider including all staff, volunteers and board members Survey should take no more than half an hour
2. Convene Bring everyone that completed the survey together The goal of this conversation is to discuss areas of agreement and disagreement and reach consensus on a single set of ratings that best represents your organization
3. Set Goals Identify areas for growth No more than three to begin with Share priorities with staff and volunteers Share priorities with GSFB staff
Other tid bits Important to be candid Consider anonymity
Next Steps Feeding America: PACSAT Nationwide survey and data Not funded yet
Next Steps Refining Good Shepherd Food Banks tool Your feedback and advice Focus groups (sign up here) Web based survey