Services Implementation, Management and Evaluation

Implementation, Management and Evaluation

Given today’s economic environment, it is essential to “do it right the first time.” Let PSC help you get your project off the ground the right way by providing skilled support that is thoughtful, caring and open. With over fifty years combined experience, PSC can help your organization, department, program or project “hit the ground running” by training your board, staff and volunteers, helping you set up and track a realistic budget, deal with the media, address community and public relations, evaluate your program’s effectiveness or by helping you to draft policies and procedures manuals. No task is too big or too small – we have the right team. Our services include:

  • Board, Staff and Volunteer Training
  • Budgeting
  • Community and Public Relations Services
  • Community Outreach
  • Development of Policies, Operations and Program Manuals
  • Event, Meeting and Conference Planning
  • Facilitation Services
  • Focus Groups and Opinion Research
  • Marketing Collateral Production
  • Media Relations
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Program Evaluation
  • Project Implementation Management

Program Evaluation

Most recently, PSC teamed with the LFA Group to conduct an evaluation for the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department’s No Violence Alliance (NoVA) Project. Because this individualized case management-focused approach to community reentry and violence prevention is a unique model, the evaluation research answered key questions about the effects of the NoVA Project on participant outcomes and community safety (outcomes evaluation), and assessed the functioning of the partnership among case managers, service providers, and the Sheriff’s Department (process evaluation). The evaluation results informed and assisted in the process of program and fund development thereby allowing continuation and expansion of Community Re-entry and Violence Prevention Programs.

Meeting Facilitation

PSC provides skilled facilitation that helps groups design and run highly effective meetings. Using proven methodologies such as Future Search, PSC can help your meetings and retreats run smoother, stay on track as well as achieve the desired results. Over the past five years PSC has facilitated:

  • Annual board retreats
  • Staff retreats
  • Collaborative meetings between multiple organizations
  • Strategic planning sessions
  • Fund development planning sessions

Grant Writing

PSC grant writers have over 20 years experience in writing federal, state, and foundation grants for nonprofit organizations and public entities. In addition to grant writing, we will review grant applications that you have written and suggest or make appropriate chances to enhance your chances of winning an award. Once you’ve been a client, expect to receive emails alerting you of any new funding opportunities that may fit your needs.

Funded Grants List

Funding Source
City of East Palo Alto Police Department 2009 $400,000 U.S. Department of Justice Anti-Gang Initiative
San Francisco YMCA – Bayview Hunters Point 2009 $690,196 First 5 San Francisco; SF Dept. of Children, Youth & their Families; SF Human Service Agency Family Resource Center
City of East Palo Alto Police Department 2008 $178,600 U.S. Department of Justice After-School Programs for At-Risk Youth
San Francisco YMCA – Bayview Hunters Point 2008 $300,000 SF Department of Human Services Family Resource Center
San Francisco YMCA – Bayview Hunters Point 2008 $250,000 SF Dept. of Children, Youth & their Families Anchor Institutions Initiative Family Resource Center
San Francisco YMCA – Buchanan 2008 $25,000 Taproot Foundation Technical Assistance
City of East Palo Alto Police Department 2007 Official Recognition U.S. Department of Justice East Palo Alto Weed and Seed Initiative
Westside Community Services 2007 $400,000 U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Ryan White, Part A HIV Prevention
Samaritan House 2007 $74,500 FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Program
Take Wings Foundation 2007 $50,000 California Endowment Capacity Building – Strategic Planning
City of Oakland Dept. of Human Services 2006 $250,000 U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Community Capacity Building
Alameda Associated Community Action Program (AACAP) 2005 $1,272,409 U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Administration for Children and Families Assets for Independence Demonstration Program
Ella Hill Hutch Community Center 2005 $236,371 San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Community Development Capital Improvements
Ella Hill Hutch Community Center 2005 $125,000 San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Community Development Youth Truancy Program
Jones Memorial Foundation JUMP PREP 2005 $10,000 San Francisco Foundation Capacity Building

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