FFF Slides – RIVHSA 2021 Virtual Conference

Are you looking to strengthen your Head Start or Early Head Start program?

 

Foundations for Families presented at the Region IV Head Start Association virtual conference in February 2021.

Our consultants are experts in the field of early childhood education, fiscal stewardship, strategic planning, project management, grant writing, and research. Find out more about the topics we shared.

 

All slides are posted!

Self-Assessment as Risk Mitigation (Wednesday, February 24, 1:00-2:00PM ET)

The annual self-assessment can be much more than a “check the box” activity that results in a static document. By customizing the self-assessment so that it asks the right questions to arrive at insightful answers, grantees can increase the likelihood that their reviews are successful and reduce the risk of DRS involvement.

Participants will walk away with concrete strategies to customize their self-assessment to result in valuable insights.

Patti Greenstein is a consultant and trainer for Foundations for Families with a focus on program management, systems planning, early childhood development, staff professional development, and grant writing for Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

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DRS: Risk Mitigation to Improve Quality and Prevent Competition (Wednesday, February 24, 2:30-3:30PM ET)

A program’s response to DRS is often reactive, addressing the conditions that triggered a DRS designation. But taking a proactive approach and conducting required activities through a risk mitigation lens can be an effective way to increase the likelihood of a successful monitoring review and minimize a program’s risk for competition in DRS – can help programs learn what they’re doing well and how they can improve.

Participants will complete an action plan that they can use after the conference to improve their risk mitigation efforts.

Patti Greenstein is a consultant and trainer for Foundations for Families with a focus on program management, systems planning, early childhood development, staff professional development, and grant writing for Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

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DRS: An Overview and Approach for Success in Strategic Grant Writing (Thursday, February 25, 1:00-2:00PM ET)

If your service area is up for recompetition, your agency can compete for funding.  DRS is time-consuming, complicated, and nerve wracking.  After an overview of DRS, we will walk through the application with tips and strategies from successful grants in every round.

You’ll learn ways to increase efficiency, write a better proposal and reduce stress at this workshop.

Amy Augenblick is the Founder and Executive Director of Foundations for Families. Amy has supported numerous organizations with all aspects of writing Designation Renewal System grants.

Nicole Lessard is a consultant for Foundations for Families, specializing in program development, grant writing, policy analysis and communications.

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Improve Community Assessment Data Collection and Analysis to Maximize Usefulness (Thursday, February 25, 2:30-3:30PM ET)

Learn how to move beyond compliance to an excellent community assessment that supports program planning, grant writing, and partnership. Explore “compliance, better, and best” scenarios for data collection and how to analyze data to maximize community assessment usefulness. Concrete strategies for how to improve your community assessment will be presented.

Kelly Schaffer is a consultant specializing in grant writing, research and communications for Foundations for Families.

Nicole Lessard is a consultant for Foundations for Families, specializing in program development, grant writing, policy analysis and communications.

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Get the Handouts from the Big Idea Zone, Thursday @ 2:02-2:25

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Region IV Head Start Association

RIVHSA’s 2021 Annual Training Conference & Expo (ATCE) has gone digital! The virtual experience will be just as rich and engaging as the traditional in-person conference while also allowing attendees to participate safely and conveniently from any workstation with internet access.

Foundations for Families presented at four sessions during the ATCE pandemic edition.

Foundations for Families assisted with a Community Assessment and DRS Grant Writing

I highly recommend FFF for any grantee. The services you provided were beyond what I could have imagined as a new program director.

If I can use adjectives to describe your company it would be…transparent, positive, encouraging, experts, and efficient.

Rakaya Humpreys

Head Start Director, Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council, Dresden, TN

Foundations for Families assisted with a DRS application

Very satisfied with the process and the end results!

[FFF] established a system which created teamwork divided upon application requirements. It was systematically planned and thoroughly implemented; whereby a tremendous amount of growth, team building, and capacity building were realized.

Susie Wilcher

Executive Director, Washington NBPW Club, Sandersville, GA

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