Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Posters on Context as a focus of System Change

Groups discussed Context as a focus of System Change and these posters reflect their discussions.

Posters on Scale as a focus of System Change

Small groups discussed scale as a focus for system change and made these posters to reflect their discussion.

Posters on Components as a Focus for System Change

Groups discussed Components as a focus for System Change at the March 23 CFSA meeting and made posters to capture their discussion.

Posters on Infrastructure from CFSA March 23 meeting

Groups discussed Infrastructure as a focus for System Change at the March 23 CFSA meetings and made posters to capture the highlights of their discussion.

Posters on Connections from March 23 CFSA meeting

Groups discussed Connections during the March 23 CFSA meeting and made posters to capture the highlights of their discussions.

Monday, March 15, 2010

CFSA Community Collaboration meeting on March 23

On January 28th, CFSA took an historic step in our quest to refine our community investment model through strength-based community collaboration. Forty people, representing the twenty organizations that had received grants in 2009, fund holders and CFSA board members, spent four hours exploring the assets they bring to the community and ideas for the future.

Now we are expanding the process to include many more members of the community. We invite you to join us as we continue to identify critical issues in the community and the people who want to come together to address them.

On March 23rd we will hold a second meeting. We will build on the ideas already identified and add new ones that the expanded group will bring to the discussion. We will describe the process by which organizations can move forward with their ideas by applying for a planning grant in May. Funding for the collaborative work, identified through the planning grants, will be awarded in September. For more information on our process, please go to and click on

Please join us on March 23rd and you will have the opportunity to learn about today’s critical nonprofit issues, especially what is working in these challenging times, and new ways to think about providing quality services to the community through collaborations and partnerships.

We often hear from our fund holders and community philanthropists that there are too many nonprofits and there is too much duplication of effort. Whether or not that is true, collaborations and partnerships are critical to efficient and effective service provision.

Join us in addressing this issue.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
1:00 – 5:00 pm
The Hotel Arizona
East and Central Ballroom
181 West Broadway Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85701


Monday, March 1, 2010

Cultural Competency and Evaluation

I just read a fantastic report called The Importance of Culture in Evaluation A Practical Guide for Evaluators.

It is available on line at:

There is also a follow up publication called The Journey Continues: Ensuring a Cross-Culturally Competent Evaluation.

This is available at: