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Contact Information

354 Pine St
Ste 700
San Francisco, CA 94104 - 3229
(415) 230-7710
Nonprofit Capacity Building Program 2011

Executive Summary

TITLE: John Burton Foundation (JBF), a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives (CI)

JBF, through its Homeless Youth Capacity Building Project (HYCBP) will assist 20 nonprofits serving homeless youth to better use data to improve their organization. Participants will be selected from seven California counties. Each will complete a comprehensive organizational assessment, and use the results to identify one or more key areas to improve, using the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process to track and monitor progress, develop and test strategies, evaluate effectiveness, and repeat the cycle of improvement.



Over the two year term of the project, we will select 20 small and medium nonprofits as ongoing program participants, (divided into two equal cohorts each year). In addition, the entire HYCBP network, which includes 250 nonprofit organizations statewide, will be eligible to participate in webinars, trainings, and other leadership development and networking opportunities.

Through flexible, responsive, and high quality trainings, webinars, and 1-to-1 coaching, our objectives are to enable participants to:

- Understand the value and importance of a performance management system such as CQI;

- Develop a realistic, achievable plan for implementing CQI in their organization;

- Implement the CQI process, using their organizational assessment to identify one or more areas of improvement, identify baseline performance measures, set benchmarks, and track progress;

- Show significant improvement in each of their selected areas of improvement, resulting in greater program quality and stability and improved long-term outcomes for homeless youth.

AREA SERVED: Seven California counties: Alameda, Fresno, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Francisco, Santa Clara

NONPROFITS SERVED: 20 ongoing participant nonprofits, at least 250 additional nonprofits


Award Information

Application ID: 11CB131275
CNCS Award Amount:
CNCS Grant Number: 11CBHCA001
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