In June, The Improve Group described our experiences using incentives to encourage people to participate in surveys and other evaluation activities. We highlighted the benefits of knowing your audience and attracting their attention.
In fall of 2014, three trends emerged and converged that helped us solidify a direction for the months ahead:
On July 23rd, The Improve Group’s Chief Administrative Officer, Samantha Hagel, visited the Minnesota Governor’s Office to discuss practices for addressing the barriers to supported employment for people with disabilities.
The lmprove Group has selected three organizations to receive pro bono assistance in 2015. We will be working with the following:
Through a first time partnership with New Sector Alliance, The Improve Group welcomes two Fellows to our team from the New Sector Summer Fellowships program. New Sector brings together cohorts of early career professionals to pursue their commitment to working in the social sector. Fellows are provided with training, mentorship and coaching support, and are able to build upon their work experience through partnerships with organizations like ours.
- Something that incites or tends to incite to action or greater effort, as a reward offered for increased productivity.
Most research organizations relish the opportunity to work with a program long enough to witness its profound effects on a community, or even an entire state. The Improve Group has had this privilege through our partnership with many grantees of the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) in Minnesota.
The Improve Group gives back and gives thanks for 15 years of helping others make a greater impact in their communities. Leah Goldstein Moses founded The Improve Group in 2000 with a vision to improve mission-driven programs and organizations. Fifteen years later, her vision remains strong and is shared by the dedicated staff at The Improve Group.