For one thing, it's virtual — available online with live video and audio. Here's your chance to learn how others are facing new challenges caused by COVID-19. They will share their knowledge and best practices, which could help you address your complex challenges in more simple, efficient, and effective ways.
The Charleston CharityTracker Network is the largest Care Network in the country. Over 300 organization, including 900+ caregivers, have joined together and served over 150,000 people in a 3-county footprint. This thriving network, launched in 2009, is coordinated by Cathy Easley who is Associate Vice President of Community Impact for Trident United Way.
People, organizations, and institutions are learning how to align their unique strengths and collectively tackle tough community challenges with greater force and success. Networking technology enables them to work together more efficiently and effectively. Resourcefulness is increased and duplication is reduced, by as much as 91%. Greater outcomes and impact are achieved.
Now it's possible for all helping agencies, across a community, to work together to strengthen their social safety net and create an effective referral system that "keeps people from falling through the cracks." Results are amazing: people are better served, helping agencies are better informed, and communities are better engaged.
The Huntsville/Madison County Care Network is one of the most innovative and fastest growing networks in the country. Network is coordinated by Jennie Robinson and Missy Hanks of the ELM Foundation. These remarkable community stakeholders are pioneering an unprecedented, cross-sector collaborative that’s working together for common good and greater impact.
A more comprehensive approach to transforming people's lives is needed to ensure that everyone in a community has a chance to live a healthier, happier, and a more meaningful life. Helping agencies are collectively advancing coordinated care which ensures that people gain greater access to knowledge, resources, and opportunities that can transform their lives.
The conversation among funders is shifting — from a social service to a social change model, from a single-focused to a community-focused approach to helping others, and from isolated impact to collective impact. Funders want more data-driven decision-making that measures outcomes and impact. They want to find out what really works; and then, make it work for more people.
Here is your chance to gain a wealth of knowledge and wisdom. Leading experts and practitioners in social services will engage in open dialogue and discuss how they are adapting to current challenges, such as COVID-19. They will also share how they are preparing for future challenges and systemic changes that are on the way.