Community organizations are solely focused on improving the quality of the community and the lives of its members. The essential catalyst for community change is the local organizations that support the future stability and growth of a community. These community organizations require, but are often lacking, stable teams and supportive leadership. ECS partners with community organizations to strengthen from within, facilitate community change, and collect data to support initiatives.
Coalition Evaluation and Program Evaluation
Driven by data from constituent surveys, school surveys, and community insights, ECS can provide key organizational insights and evaluation. With the right data, coalitions can determine whether they are being effective throughout their community, whether the challenges within their community may have changed, and whether their resources are being correctly allocated throughout their programs. Better program evaluation leads directly to better programs and more efficient and optimized solutions.
Theory of Change and Logic Model Development
Community organizations frequently need to change and uproot their current logic models. Logic models control how the organization is adapting to using its resources to directly address their goals. Organizations may need to revise or alter their logic models if they are no longer getting the results they need. Through logic models, change management can be a more intuitive and less disruptive process.
Strategic and Action Planning
Changes within community organizations can be difficult to deploy. Not only do changes require more by way of time and resources, but they also need to be carefully controlled to avoid disrupting the organization’s current programs. ECS can provide vital support during the process of strategic and action planning to ensure that organizations are able to smoothly put their plans into action without disruption.
Resource Generation and Grant Assistance
For community organizations, fundraising is important — often just as important as it is for nonprofits. ECS will help with sustainable resource generation and grant assistance, so organizations are able to capture more resources and are able to capture these resources reliably. Organizations need to know what levels of funding they can count on. By engaging communities on a closer level, organizations can build up their resources sustainably.
Member Recruitment and Engagement
Members from the community are vital to ensuring that community organizations remain on the right path and remain targeted to the community’s needs. The more the community is engaged, the more effective programs will be. ECS can help organizations tailor their member recruitment and engagement to their community, fostering better and deeper relationships. In addition, ECS can help provide leadership development and transition planning, to build better leaders from within the community.
With evaluation software, member management, surveys, and hardware-software integration, ECS can help organizations establish the technical flows and processes they need to remain efficient. With an eye on budgets, ECS can create technical workflows that are best for the organization without spending an excessive amount of resources.
ECS provides in-depth support for the organizations serving the community. Contact ECS today to find out more.
Our Client Testimonials
“Working with ECS over the past 6 years has brought our coalition's evaluation process to a whole new level, they really understand how coalitions work and offer practical, real life solutions and suggestions to keep our coalition functioning at a high level.”
Building A Safer Evansville-BASE (WI)
"Great team at Epiphany! Love working with Kelli, Deacon and Jessica. They are experts in their field and have helped our coalition in our endeavors to reduce substance use among youth. I appreciate their hard work and individualized assistance!"
Washington Parish Coalition on Human Services (LA)
"They have been a great asset to me. I started with the coalition in June of this year and ECS has provided me wonderful support and guidance in my new adventure."
Winnebago County Task Force (IA)
"Working with ECS has been key to the success of the Awake Community Coalition. We really appreciate all of the people at ECS who are so helpful to us."
"Our Coalition has grown exponentially since we had ECS working with us! Their insights and suggestions have helped us with our work at the community level, and they are always available for consultation. Love this team of people!"
Assistant Executive Director
Prevention Coalition of Mercer County (NJ)
"ECS is a great resource for our DFC coalition! They provide invaluable knowledge and information and have an amazing staff. They continually provide us with great ideas and input to move our coalition forward!"
Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention Hancock County (IA)
"RC RAIL Coalition has dramatically seen a difference in the services they provide since working with ECS. They provide our coalition with great support and are always willing to help or brainstorm when needed. We enjoy all of the staff at ECS and feel that the work they provide us with is of excellent quality."
RC RAIL Coalition (IA)
"I LOVE ECS! They assist our coalition in tracking all of our coalition initiatives and are always there with great advice when we need it! Thank you ECS!"
Community Prevention Specialist, Riverhead CAP (NY)
"Epiphany Community Services provides exceptional support, analysis, recommendations and feedback that allows our organization stay focused on the goals and objectives in our action plan, while giving us the tools to communicate our story and accomplishments in a meaningful way."