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The First Step in Program Design: Understanding Community Needs

Preferred registration deadline: September 28th

3 CEUs

Elizabeth George, MSW, MBA
Director of Philanthropic Advising, St. Louis Community Foundation

The most successful social service programs are those that meet a documented community need.  But how do you know
if your good program idea is really meeting a high-priority need? 

This workshop will walk you through the basics of needs assessments – how to use your internal data, where to find external
data, what to look for in the competitive market, and how to present your findings to build a convincing case for funding. 
We will discuss the importance of duplicating services and how to differentiate your program from other similar services. 
Bring your laptop, tablet, or smartphone, as we will explore some data sites and share resources.

Class size is limited to 35.

$50 General Admission
$30 Discounted Admission**
$10 Washington University Full-Time Graduate Students

**Discounted Admission is offered to current Brown School field instructors, Brown School adjunct faculty, recent Brown School graduates (2016-2018), full-time graduate students from other universities, and Washington University faculty and staff.

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