One of the first decisions of a partnership should be deciding how the group will make decisions. This document provides a chart describing two popular methods for decision making: voting and...

 This resource contains a list of salutations and closings to use when addressing certain policymakers such as the President of the United States, U.S. Senators, U.S. Congressmen, etc.  File: ...

This systems integration tool assists in deciphering where organizations intersect in areas such as target population, services budgeted for youth,  and governance power.  The tool includes steps...

This toolkit is designed to help local school and community partners address the complexities of information sharing about young people in multiple systems. This resource can support these young...

This tool will help you map resources to identify gaps in programming, duplication of services, and programs that may not be producing desired outcomes. Tips for thinking about potential partners...

This tool includes charts and checklists to assist in the development of an effective data collection plan. It will help answer the following questions: Where is the data you need? What is it...

This tool provides a process for creating  your program plan ('roadmap'), using the following questions in logical sequence: What do we know about the problem? How do we want...

This tool lays out the steps to take in the planning, implementation, and sustainability of a collaborative community project.  Following each step is a check-list to complete before moving on to...

This resource helps to explain what evaluation is and why it is so important to the success and sustainability of programs. Provided are questions to consider when deciding on what type of...

This publication describes two of the basic choices that must be made when designing an evaluation. The first is about the choice of an evaluation’s design. The second concerns choosing a...

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