Number of organizations that have experienced an increase in requests for their programs and services as a result of capacity building services provided by CNCS-supported organizations or national service participants.
Goal 3: Capacity Building and Leverage
Definition of Key Terms
How to Calculate Measure/Collect Data
Only requests specifically resulting from capacity building activities provided by the CNCS-supported organization or assigned national service participant(s) intended to support or enhance the program delivery model may be counted. Requests may come from community members, partners, or other organizations.
The organization must keep administrative records or other information management systems that enable them to track details about service requests that allow them to verify the nature and intent of the request, such as but not limited to: the stated reason or rationale for the request for services related to the program that the capacity building activities were intended to support or enhance, the date of the request, and relevant demographic and organizational details about the person and/or organization that made the request.
Organizations must use a pre-post organizational assessment tool that measures capacity in the area of program and service delivery, and that includes questions related to the organization's specific services, program offerings and/or recruitment and outreach activities. Intermediary applicants/grantees should ensure that their sub-grantees and/or host sites use the same tool. The preassessment should be administered before capacity building services are provided, and the post-assessment should be done at the end of the term of service of the national service participant engaged in the capacity building activity. Organizations should follow the guidance of the assessment tool they select with respect to which individual(s) at the organization respond to the assessment and other protocol for administering the tool.
Alternatively, the applicant/grantee may choose to use a sample service request and program delivery tracking log to collect these data.
Report a separate count of service requests for each of the six Focus Areas.