Evaluating your program can be daunting. It's an overwhelming concept for many, and just knowing how and where to start is challenging. But there are many good resources out there to make evaluation a bit less intimidating, so today's post will introduce a few of those.

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So many of you have expressed frustration at trying to maintain clinical competency for you and your staff. With budget cuts and staffing constraints, traveling to conferences and courses can be a challenge. Providing our own clinical education is not only possible, though, it can be easy, low-tech and free. Over at the forensic healthcare blog today, you'll find a clinical guide I put together on STIs.

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One of the things I really look forward to getting delivered every month is Andy Goodman's newsletter free-range thinking. It's aimed at "public interest communicators who want to reach more people for more impact."  He's a huge proponent of storytelling as a means to communicating your message and this month he has an article (PDF) that takes that idea one step further.

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Trust me when I tell you that this will be the 1st of many conversations we're going to have about recruitment here at the Sustainability blog. Although I wouldn't call myself an expert on the subject, I would say that I have learned quite a bit in the 2 years since this project was born. One of the most important thing I have learned is this: all the literature out there on nursing recruitment (and retention, for that matter), really doesn't apply. For relevant information you need to look to the volunteer literature.
 

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Fieldstone Alliance is one of my go-to sites. I find them to be incredibly useful (and relevant) when it comes to nonprofit management, and funding issues in particular. One of the pages on their site is Opportunities in Lean Times, and it is stocked with fully-linked content on dealing with funding challenges in this trying economic climate. The page is split into 4 sections:

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I am pleased to report we are now able to accept comments! People's accounts have been moved over to the new platform, so the previously encountered glitches should be trouble no more.
 
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Last week, I mentioned social networking (via Facebook) briefly. A lot of nonprofits have embraced social media as a tool for community education/awareness, staff development and more. TechSoup and NTEN have an archived webinar on the topic: Storytelling and Social Media: Building Blocks.

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One of the things I would most like to do with this blog site is highlight some of the innovative ideas people have employed to grow/enhance/maintain their SANE programs. Even programs that don't feel like they are on sure-footing have still implemented some fantatsic solutions to help move them down the path toward sustainability.
 

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If you haven't had the opportunity to range around on the Sustainability TA pages of this site, one of the items I'd like to direct your attention to is the list of seminal literature for SANEs and SANE programs. Many of the articles and reports on this list are full-text and available for download.
 

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Are you on Facebook? Did you know many of your favorite organizations and projects are there?

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