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Tools | 2011

Finance Project Toolkit - Sustaining Community Revitalization: A Tool for Mapping Funds for Promise Neighborhood Initiatives

The Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink commissioned these tools from the Finance Project in order to provide communities building Promise Neighborhoods with assistance in creating budgets and finance plans.

  • Sustaining Community Revitalization: A Tool for Mapping Funds for Promise Neighborhood Initiatives
    By Matthew H. Joseph and Lori Connors-Tadros
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Tools | 2011

Finance Project Toolkit - Sustaining Community Revitalization: A Tool for Preparing Budgets for Promise Neighborhood Initiatives

The Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink commissioned these tools from the Finance Project in order to provide communities building Promise Neighborhoods with assistance in creating budgets and finance plans.

  • Sustaining Community Revitalization: A Tool for Preparing Budgets for Promise Neighborhood Initiatives
    By Laura Martinez and Jenifer Gager Holland

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Tools | 2011

Cradle to Career Templates

PNI has developed two templates to assist you in representing your cradle-to-career infrastructure and the results you are achieving for children because of it. We envision that this will be an especially useful tool for sustainability. This set of tools includes (1) an aggregate snapshot of your pipeline, and (2) a general template that will be used to dive deeply into results/work associated...

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Tools | 2011

Cradle to Career Directions

PNI has developed two templates to assist you in representing your cradle-to-career infrastructure and the results you are achieving for children because of it. We envision that this will be an especially useful tool for sustainability. This set of tools includes (1) an aggregate snapshot of your pipeline, and (2) a general template that will be used to dive deeply into results/work associated...

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2010 How to Apply Guide

This guide is designed to help applicant organizations and neighborhood coalitions navigate through the guidelines and application or the 2010 Promise Neighborhoods planning grant andunderstand the key elements, priorities, and requirements of this funding opportunity.

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Evidence-based Practice

The idea behind evidence-based practice (EBP) is to invest resources and energy in programs, services, and policies that have empirical evidence demonstrating they work. Increasingly, funders are encouraging grantees to use evidence-based approaches. The federal Promise Neighborhoods program exemplifies this shift.

In describing what a planning grant applicant must include in a proposal to...

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2010

High Action, High Alignment

Aligned contributions occur when leaders work together to take effective action that is complementary, mutually supportive, and leveraged to produce measurable improvement in a result. [Authors: Jolie Bain Pillsbury and Raj Chawla]

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Tools | 2006

Trying Hard Is Not Good Enough

Authored by Mark Friedman, “Trying Hard is Not Good Enough” details the Results-Based Accountability™ (RBA) framework. Results-Based Accountability (RBA) is a disciplined, data-driven approach to move from talk to action and improve outcomes for children and families, at the local, regional, and national level. Promise Neighborhoods can use this approach to: accelerate their achievement of...

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Building the Pipeline: Effective Practice Briefs

This brief is based on the notion that college is possible not only for students who attend excellent primary and secondary schools but also those who struggle in under-­‐performing public schools. Using the Harlem Children’s Zone® (HCZ®) as a case study, it explores the theory and practice behind this approach; summarizes results, challenges, lessons learned, and recommendations for other...

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Categories: Communications

Promise Neighborhoods Media Toolkit

Use this toolkit to develop a strategic plan to tell compelling stories, engage with media, incorporate results-based accountability, write op-eds, letters to the editor, and blog posts, and create a social media plan. Click here for template.

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