The Soapbox and Toolbox for New York State's Nonprofits

Needs Assessment

NYCON staff have extensive experience with designing and conducting community assessments to help identify service delivery concerns that may exist within a particular area as well as the resources that are currently available to address those concerns.

Community assessments can be either comprehensive or narrow in scope. NYCON tailors the components of each assessment to the specific issues under study, with the particular research tools used determined by the subject, scope, and time frame of the project. Generally, a comprehensive assessment will utilize a mix of objective and subjective data sources which can include analysis of census data and social indicators, development of service inventories, and conducting surveys and focus groups. NYCON experience also includes specialty assessments such as the Community Assessments that are federally mandated for Head Start programs.

Contact Susan Weinrich,  VP of Organizational & Community Development for more information on this type of technical assistance, including costs.

NYCON develops and promotes an effective and vibrant charitable nonprofit community throughout New York State.  We strengthen organizational capacity, act as an advocate and unifying voice, help to inform philanthropic giving, and conduct research and planning to demonstrate relevance and impact.