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Staying Power: Sustaining Effective Community Service Programs Michael Rhein Director of Programs & Resource Development National AIDS Fund AC National.

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1 Staying Power: Sustaining Effective Community Service Programs Michael Rhein Director of Programs & Resource Development National AIDS Fund AC National Best Practices Conference May 6, 2009

2 Define program sustainability Describe a case example of AC program sustainability Identify at least five strategies for increasing sustainability of national AC programs What We Want to Achieve

3 What is Sustainability? The ability of an organization or program to continue and thrive.

4 Before Asking How.... ask...

5 If?

6 What?

7 Why?

8 When?

9 How? [aka, What is Sustainability, Part 2?] Financial strength Funding diversity Source stability: Short-term vs. long-term Funder relationships Cost-sharing/local investment In-kind support The NAF case example

10 What is Sustainability, Part 2? Programmatic and community integration The NAF case example Capacity National systems Local capacity Depth of training; cross-training The NAF case example

11 Additional Contributing Factors Culture of excellence Formative, process and outcomes evaluation Visibility

12 Small Group Discussion 1.What factors have made your organization and program sustainable, or not? 2.What will it take for existing national AC programs to survive and thrive with the opportunities that may come from the Serve America Act?

13 Contact Information Michael Rhein Director of Programs & Resource Development National AIDS Fund , ext. 218


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