Ready or Not, Here it Comes: Preparing for Success in Rapidly Changing Times helps organizations that serve older adults and young children impacted by poverty strengthen their core competencies and ensure their financial sustainability.
Ready or Not organizations receive capacity-building grants to strengthen the four “table legs” that support their mission: management, governance, financial resources and administrative systems. Through this support, these organizations become more effective and are better positioned to improve the health of vulnerable older adults and young children impacted by poverty.
This evaluation examines the process and structure of the program, as well as the experience and impact of Ready or Not on a cohort six of participating organizations in central New York.
Collectively, evaluation findings strongly suggest that Ready or Not had significant positive impact on these organizations, providing them with structure, expertise, resources and support to help them succeed in building organizational capacity and achieve ambitious goals.
As noted by one grantee partner, “We are making better decisions with a more strategic focus; long term planning is now part of how we function. Strengthened ability to lead in times of uncertainty is our greatest achievement.”
Focus Area: Community Health Capacity
Date Published: April 2, 2017