• United Way organizations are community catalysts that play vital roles in identifying community needs, fostering community partnerships, engaging community members, and developing funding.
  • At CHS we provide a proven set of strategy supports to United Way organizations accomplish their goals for community impact.
  • We invite you to scan our support menu below, and also download our one-page service summary.

Download our Quick Guide to Strategy Supports for United Way Organizations

Community strategy should ideally be informed by timely intelligence on community needs and assets. CHS can help you:

  • Define the focus for community needs assessment
  • Develop quantitative indicators of community health and well-being
  • Generate qualitative insights about community needs, assets, and opportunities
  • Analyze community impacts of public policy shifts
  • Present assessment results in efficient reports and other communication channels

The results of the community assessment can be used to inform development of strategies for engaging and supporting community organizations.  CHS can help you:

  • Identify areas of community need
  • Identify potential partner organizations
  • Design responsive strategies for community support
  • Specify intended results and key performance indicators
  • Design a monitoring and evaluation strategy for guiding and managing the effort.

Capacity building supports can help community organizations develop essential capabilities for accomplishing their performance goals. CHS can help you:

  • Identify capacity gaps
  • Design capacity building strategies
  • Develop responsive resources (research, data analytics, tools, training, technical assistance, coaching)
  • Deliver supports through efficient channels (online resources, virtual meetings, community collaboratives)
  • Document creation of new or improved capabilities

A community collaborative is an effective strategy for engaging multiple community organizations in learning and action to build capacity and accomplish defined goals. CHS can help you:

  • Define the collaborative focus
  • Design the collaborative structure and activities
  • Engage collaborative participants
  • Develop collaborative content (research, data analytics, tools, training, technical assistance, coaching)
  • Facilitate virtual group learning sessions
  • Deliver virtual coaching and technical assistance for individual participants
  • Monitor the progress of collaborative participants
  • Evaluate the impact of the collaborative

Demonstrating community impact is essential for United Way Organizations with community missions. CHS can help you:

  • Identify strategic objectives for evaluation
  • Design an evaluation workplan
  • Develop data collection methods and tools
  • Collect and analyze evaluation data
  • Develop evaluation reports for specific audiences
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