Working collaboratively throughout the process, IOCP staff met with each family served—more than 2,000—and completed new intake assessments. The process required a great deal of staff time, but offered a more comprehensive picture of the people they serve and increased personal connections among staff, clients and the community. IOCP’s approach provided a valuable pause in operations for reflection, conversation and relationship building, resulting in stronger infrastructure beyond just technology.
GHR’s grant strengthened the operations of a local organization serving 5,500 people and nearly 2,000 households, and afforded GHR the opportunity to learn more about the importance of funding capacity building, making time for reflection, and re-tooling systems as core grant making strategies.
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