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Assessing & Addressing Community Need: Service Collaboration and Creating New Organizations

Due to the continuing global health situation, all current programs will be offered in an online format.  Our staff are available to answer your questions at

Malik Ahmed, MPA
Founder, Better Family Life

Preferred registration deadline: October 16th

This workshop will be conducted in a virtual Zoom meeting online format.

3 CEUs/CPH units

Addressing an unmet need in an urban community setting requires both creativity and diligence - to define the need, identify resources, and organize people around a common vision of what’s possible.

This interactive workshop will walk participants through practices to identify and assemble a core group of concerned people to advance a social issue.  The key consideration of whether a new, formal organization is needed will be addressed, along with an overview of the requirements – and myths – regarding not-for-profit organizations.  Particular emphasis will be placed on the role of relationships – to lead your initiative, secure funding for it, and gain community support for your cause.  

General Admission: $60**
Class size is limited to 28.

**Discounts on workshop admission are offered to the Brown School’s students, alumni, and field instructors. We also offer a discount to full-time graduate students in other programs and to our Washington University faculty/staff colleagues. No other discounts are available. Admission discounts apply automatically in your cart, based on your profile in our registration software.

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