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One-on-One Technical Assistance
Our project partners are available to support the development, implementation, and evaluation of your Community Food Project. Fill out a request for assistance form to learn more.
We will deliver multiple webinars and in-person trainings designed to meet the unique needs of Community Food Projects. To provide input on topics you would like to see covered, fill a request for assistance form.
“Making Sustainable Group Decisions”: A webinar with Aley Kent, International Rescue Committee
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 10:00am PST / 1:00pm EST
Making project decisions can be difficult to be begin with, but add the complexity of multiple stakeholders to the picture and coming to an inclusive decision can seem near impossible. Community Food Projects, which involve multiple organizations and community members, can benefit from clear decision-making procedures that are built on a realistic understanding of how this process can work. This webinar will take look at how groups come to agreement, why members disagree, and discuss examples of ways to foster full participation, ensure mutual understanding, and build shared responsibility to facilitate inclusive solutions and move forward.
Aley Kent, Technical Advisor for Food Security and Agriculture for the International Rescue Committee’s US Program, has almost 20 years of experience in participatory program development and evaluation, and specializes in building awareness around and tools for working with local communities and organizations in more responsive and collaborative ways. Her efforts boost frontline staff capacity to address power dynamics, build stronger community leadership and management skills, and promote local ownership and control.
“Inclusive Leadership Development” led by Karen Ramirez and Ana Torres, RootDown LA
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST
Registration opens soon
Metrics for Community Food Projects
Community Food Project Evaluation Handbook - A comprehensive guide to evaluation for CFPs written by the Community Food Security Coalition.
Community Food Projects Evaluation Toolkit - A detailed toolkit with valuable resources such as surveys and templates for other evaluation tools.
Whole Measures for Community Food Systems - A powerful tool for developing appropriate metrics and evaluation protocols for your work and implementing community process to capture your impacts.
Whole Measures for Community Food Systems: Stories From the Field - Examples of Community Food Projects that utilized the Whole Measures tool.
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