WE MULTIPLY THE IMPACT OF YOUR GIFT
With the successful close of the 2012 Community Campaign ($6.3 million raised, exceeding our $6 million goal!), we are shifting gears to the process of distributing the community’s dollars, ensuring your gift goes where it’s needed most.
Staff and volunteers visit local agencies—meeting clients served, reviewing applications, analyzing budgets and interviewing program coordinators and agency executives—to measure the outcomes, goals, impact, quality and cost-effectiveness of each program. They then meet as a council multiple times to discuss the evaluated programs and, eventually, make recommendations for funding, which the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati Board takes into account when making final allocations.
But the Planning & Allocations process is more than just evaluating and assessing programs and distributing the community’s dollars. It’s also helping programs run as efficiently and effectively as possible, by improving program quality, prioritizing community needs and encouraging collaboration.