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  • Healthy Weight, Healthy Families
    it easy for you to find the information you need Foundation News Community Benefit Report Studies Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Inspirational ideas and tips on healthy living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Menu Home About the Foundation About Us Area Served Our Mission Board and Staff Members History Join the Team FAQs Grantmaking Before You Apply Who We Help Funding Trends Our Approach to Grantmaking Become a Grant Candidate Learn How Areas of Funding Grant Guidelines Grantmaking Cycles The Impact Grants Awarded Success Stories In the Neighborhood Initiatives Brain Body Connection Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute Resilience Worksite Wellness Recreation Healthy Weight Healthy Families Strengthening Non Profits Capacity Building La Salle Nonprofit Center Impact Learning Opportunities Community Collaboratives PEAK Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission Tri County Health Council School Collaborative TriCounty Community Network Momentum One Good Thing Resources Foundation News Community Benefit Report Studies Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Share on print Healthy Weight Healthy Families Healthy Weight Healthy Families developed by the Pottstown Area Health Wellness Foundation and managed by Creative Health Services is an intensive childhood obesity treatment program for overweight obese children ages 8 12 The program provides personal training and registered dietician services for two years It also engages other family members so it is truly a child centered family inclusive program Unique to this program is the fact that both adults and children are providing data on changes in weight lab work and physical fitness progress over the two year period Results of the first two year period exceeded national averages According to Dave Kraybill President Pottstown Area Health Wellness Foundation we provide tools to get and keep families active

    Original URL path: http://www.pottstownfoundation.org/in-the-neighborhood/initiatives/healthy-weight-healthy-families.aspx (2016-04-27)
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  • Strengthening Non-Profits/Capacity Building
    Collaboratives PEAK Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission Tri County Health Council School Collaborative TriCounty Community Network Momentum One Good Thing Resources Resources We ve made it easy for you to find the information you need Foundation News Community Benefit Report Studies Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Inspirational ideas and tips on healthy living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Menu Home About the Foundation About Us Area Served Our Mission Board and Staff Members History Join the Team FAQs Grantmaking Before You Apply Who We Help Funding Trends Our Approach to Grantmaking Become a Grant Candidate Learn How Areas of Funding Grant Guidelines Grantmaking Cycles The Impact Grants Awarded Success Stories In the Neighborhood Initiatives Brain Body Connection Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute Resilience Worksite Wellness Recreation Healthy Weight Healthy Families Strengthening Non Profits Capacity Building La Salle Nonprofit Center Impact Learning Opportunities Community Collaboratives PEAK Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission Tri County Health Council School Collaborative TriCounty Community Network Momentum One Good Thing Resources Foundation News Community Benefit Report Studies Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Share

    Original URL path: http://www.pottstownfoundation.org/in-the-neighborhood/strengthening-non-profitscapacity-building.aspx (2016-04-27)
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  • LaSalle Non-profit Center
    ve made it easy for you to find the information you need Foundation News Community Benefit Report Studies Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Inspirational ideas and tips on healthy living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Menu Home About the Foundation About Us Area Served Our Mission Board and Staff Members History Join the Team FAQs Grantmaking Before You Apply Who We Help Funding Trends Our Approach to Grantmaking Become a Grant Candidate Learn How Areas of Funding Grant Guidelines Grantmaking Cycles The Impact Grants Awarded Success Stories In the Neighborhood Initiatives Brain Body Connection Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute Resilience Worksite Wellness Recreation Healthy Weight Healthy Families Strengthening Non Profits Capacity Building La Salle Nonprofit Center Impact Learning Opportunities Community Collaboratives PEAK Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission Tri County Health Council School Collaborative TriCounty Community Network Momentum One Good Thing Resources Foundation News Community Benefit Report Studies Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Share on print La Salle Nonprofit Center The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University s School of Business enhances the management operations and governance

    Original URL path: http://www.pottstownfoundation.org/in-the-neighborhood/strengthening-non-profitscapacity-building/la-salle-nonprofit-center.aspx (2016-04-27)
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  • The Community Impact of our Grants | Pottstown Foundation
    Who We Help Funding Trends Our Approach to Grantmaking Become a Grant Candidate Learn How Areas of Funding Grant Guidelines Grantmaking Cycles The Impact Grants Awarded Success Stories In the Neighborhood Initiatives Brain Body Connection Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute Resilience Worksite Wellness Recreation Healthy Weight Healthy Families Strengthening Non Profits Capacity Building La Salle Nonprofit Center Impact Learning Opportunities Community Collaboratives PEAK Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission Tri County Health Council School Collaborative TriCounty Community Network Momentum One Good Thing Resources Foundation News Community Benefit Report Studies Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Share on print Community Impact of our Grants The Foundation has undertaken an evaluation project geared toward measuring the impact our grants have on this community relative to our mission for wellness We have taken the approach of learning and best practice benchmarking and have devised a comprehensive survey to gauge the needs and services provided throughout the community The funding foci being assessed by the survey Physical activity Programs focused on promoting educating about facilitating organizing and or encouraging physical activity among our program participants Nutrition and nutrition education Programs focused on promoting educating about demonstrating organizing and or encouraging healthy food habits and or enabling access to nutritious food Engaging families in physical activity nutrition Developing or renovating infrastructurefor physical activity such as parks playgrounds recreation facilities equipment Developing or renovating infrastructure for access to healthy food such as community gardens Why is the Foundation doing this impact study We want to learn We want our organizations to learn All of us will serve the community better by understanding if our work is efficient following best practice and creating a collective impact Is my grant being scrutinized Absolutely not This is not

    Original URL path: http://www.pottstownfoundation.org/in-the-neighborhood/strengthening-non-profitscapacity-building/impact.aspx (2016-04-27)
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  • Learning Opportunities | Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation
    fulfill the mission The Nonprofit Center is again bringing its expert professional development services to PAHWF in the heart of Pottstown to offer a carefully crafted selection of targeted courses all of which are generously subsidized by the Foundation making them available to any organization committed to ensuring its sustainability and endurance no matter its size All programs will be held at the Foundation s offices 152 East High Street Suite 500 in Pottstown and include half day and full day sessions as well as an evening class Eligibility Registration These classes are open to any organization in the tri county Greater Pottstown area and are specifically designed for smaller grass roots nonprofits with limited resources You may participate in any or all of the programs for your position and multiple people from your organization are encouraged to participate in their appropriate session The program also includes potential for a 5 000 matching grant from the Foundation to support their internal capacity building initiatives Participants who attend all four of the full day workshops plus at least two of the half day workshops will be eligible for this opportunity Applications for this grant are due August 1 2016 and can be found on the Foundation s online grant portal More information is available on the Foundation s website Please use the registration form on page 9 of the Building Enduring Nonprofit Organizations guide completing one per participant with payment by JANUARY 22 2016 For questions about the program contact Terri Clark 215 951 5194 or clarkt lasalle edu Location All sessions are held at Pottstown Area Health Wellness Foundation 152 E High Street Suite 500 Pottstown PA 19464 Parking at 152 High Street is PERMIT ONLY Additional parking is available along High Street at no charge with a three hour maximum plus in the Freight Station Municipal lot across the railroad tracks for 0 35 per hour enter off Hanover Street Building Enduring Nonprofit Organizations Program Descriptions Effective Nonprofit Governance How Boards Should Work Audience Board Members and Executive Directors Being an effective board member is more than good intentions and attending meetings This program is the first step in appreciating the objective and true roles and responsibilities that the job of board member requires You will come to comprehend the full responsibilities of board membership in both the context of being part of a larger whole as well as an individual In addition this class will show how to maximize the all important partnership of the board and executive director You will develop a deeper understanding of the key elements of board responsibility such as the law s performance expectations of nonprofit board members strategic planning fundraising financial management and the care and feeding of the board You will leave knowing that you can cement your good intentions in best practices including being able to apply standard tools for board assessment and governance and sample essential policies When 2 23 16 6 to 9 pm Instructor Laura Otten Ph D Administrative Fee 10 Fundamentals of Successful Fundraising Audience Board Members Executive Directors and staff who support the organization through fundraising efforts To be successful at fundraising you need to know all the building blocks that comprise nonprofit resource development and then be able to craft a diversified strategy for your organization that includes all the areas where you have the greatest potential for success This program gives you the starting point by thoroughly introducing the fundamental fundraising concepts providing a snapshot of tools available to you and what it takes to implement them Topics covered include funding trends donor motivation creating your case planning and an analysis of the pros cons and requirements of different fundraising strategies You will leave with a realistic understanding of what the skills techniques and resources involved in fundraising entail so that you can decide where to spend your time and energy to achieve the best results When 3 7 16 9 30 am to 4 30 pm snow date 3 14 16 Instructor Allison Trimarco Administrative Fee 20 A Blueprint for Program Design Audience Senior Staff Executive Directors Board Members The lifeblood of any nonprofit is its programs Every new and existing program has to be able to withstand questions about why you are doing it how it fits with your mission what resources it requires what activities it includes and how it will be evaluated This half day workshop will outline the steps in good program design from describing the program in a problem to solution context think logic model and defining measurable outcomes to rightsizing the pilot to match the available resources and setting up feedback mechanisms for continual improvement and more When 5 6 16 9 30 am to 12 30 pm Instructor Laura Otten Ph D Administrative Fee 10 Managing a Successful Volunteer Program Audience Those involved in recruiting and maintaining a viable volunteer program Once you have volunteers at your organization how do you keep them productive and engaged How do you ensure that the time they are spending with you contributes to your organization s success Volunteers need to be supervised which often presents many of the same challenges as supervising paid employees This session will offer techniques for managing volunteers for long term success including effective supervision and ongoing feedback and evaluation You will understand various options for structuring your volunteer program including different types of supervisory structures plan for successful volunteer training and orientation and learn effective techniques for supervising volunteers and handling common challenges When 4 18 16 9 30 am to 12 30 pm Instructor Allison Trimarco Administrative Fee 10 Introduction to Marketing your Nonprofit Audience Executive Directors as key marketing officer staff and interested Board Every day nonprofits face challenges that come from an ever increasing number of organizations creating greater competition for attention and for shrinking dollars Even the smallest nonprofit needs to understand the role that marketing plays in differentiating your organization to become and remain competitive This class helps

    Original URL path: http://www.pottstownfoundation.org/in-the-neighborhood/strengthening-non-profitscapacity-building/learning-opportunities.aspx (2016-04-27)
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  • Community Collaboratives | Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation
    TriCounty Community Network Momentum One Good Thing Resources Resources We ve made it easy for you to find the information you need Foundation News Community Benefit Report Studies Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Inspirational ideas and tips on healthy living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Menu Home About the Foundation About Us Area Served Our Mission Board and Staff Members History Join the Team FAQs Grantmaking Before You Apply Who We Help Funding Trends Our Approach to Grantmaking Become a Grant Candidate Learn How Areas of Funding Grant Guidelines Grantmaking Cycles The Impact Grants Awarded Success Stories In the Neighborhood Initiatives Brain Body Connection Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute Resilience Worksite Wellness Recreation Healthy Weight Healthy Families Strengthening Non Profits Capacity Building La Salle Nonprofit Center Impact Learning Opportunities Community Collaboratives PEAK Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission Tri County Health Council School Collaborative TriCounty Community Network Momentum One Good Thing Resources Foundation News Community Benefit Report Studies Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Share on print Community Collaboratives What are collaboratives They are leaders adopting a network mindset and working together in order to solve problems and enable transformational change Collaboratives in health and human services education recreation and economic development have been the strength of our TriCounty area The Foundation has worked through and strengthened existing networks or assisted groups to create new networks to link efforts in Western Montgomery Northern Chester and Eastern Berks Counties Pottstown Early Action for Kindergarten Readiness PEAK A state and national model this initiative focuses on building partnerships with early learning programs in the Pottstown community Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission PMRPC Preserves and protects rural areas and promotes long

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  • Pottstown Early Action for Kindergarten Readiness (PEAK) | Pottstown Foundation
    We Help Funding Trends Our Approach to Grantmaking Become a Grant Candidate Learn How Areas of Funding Grant Guidelines Grantmaking Cycles The Impact Grants Awarded Success Stories In the Neighborhood Initiatives Brain Body Connection Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute Resilience Worksite Wellness Recreation Healthy Weight Healthy Families Strengthening Non Profits Capacity Building La Salle Nonprofit Center Impact Learning Opportunities Community Collaboratives PEAK Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission Tri County Health Council School Collaborative TriCounty Community Network Momentum One Good Thing Resources Foundation News Community Benefit Report Studies Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Share on print Pottstown Early Action for Kindergarten Readiness PEAK There are many community outreach programs in the greater Pottstown area that achieve success by touching the lives of others It is rare however that you find a program that touches many lives at a very early age for whom successful outcomes can last a lifetime That program is the Pottstown Early Action for Kindergarten Readiness or PEAK This unique program has become a state and national model that involves private and publicly funded childcare agencies in dramatically improved early learning outcomes United Way the Foundation and private philanthropy and government have joined to provide ongoing funding and leadership The PEAK initiative focuses on building partnerships with the early learning programs in the Pottstown community The goals of PEAK are Every three and four year old child has access to high quality child care early childhood education pre kindergarten and kindergarten Every parent of young children has access to the high quality skill building and resources needed to prepare them to be their child s first teacher and to prepare their children for success in school Every child has access to health and wellness services

    Original URL path: http://www.pottstownfoundation.org/in-the-neighborhood/community-collaboratives/peak.aspx (2016-04-27)
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  • Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission | Pottstown Foundation
    for you to find the information you need Foundation News Community Benefit Report Studies Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Inspirational ideas and tips on healthy living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Menu Home About the Foundation About Us Area Served Our Mission Board and Staff Members History Join the Team FAQs Grantmaking Before You Apply Who We Help Funding Trends Our Approach to Grantmaking Become a Grant Candidate Learn How Areas of Funding Grant Guidelines Grantmaking Cycles The Impact Grants Awarded Success Stories In the Neighborhood Initiatives Brain Body Connection Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute Resilience Worksite Wellness Recreation Healthy Weight Healthy Families Strengthening Non Profits Capacity Building La Salle Nonprofit Center Impact Learning Opportunities Community Collaboratives PEAK Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission Tri County Health Council School Collaborative TriCounty Community Network Momentum One Good Thing Resources Foundation News Community Benefit Report Studies Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Share on print Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission Preserve Protect Promote Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission Plans for the Future The Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission PMRPC has made its mission one to direct attention to our region s older communities particularly in the Borough of Pottstown in order to preserve and protect rural areas as well as promote long term economic growth all in an effort to revitalize our communities Their nine goals for our community are Protect the unique historical cultural and natural resources of the region Promote economic vitality and quality of life in our communities Preserve open space and agriculture Develop transportation choices for better mobility around the region Provide for orderly and well planned new development Encourage walkable communities with a mix of

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