Over the last 23 years, Project Transformation has built a model of youth-led change that works. Children are empowered as confident, successful learners who succeed in school. The young adults who lead them then realize their own potential as servant leaders. By fostering life-changing transformations in young people, churches in turn emerge changed and strengthened. Their mutual transformation is the spark that can transform the future of entire communities.
After completing a comprehensive, organizational assessment with the Bridgespan Group to review our strategy to strengthen and scale our impact, PT National has a much clearer understanding of the key services and activities it needs to provide for the growing network of chapters, and how the national office needs to evolve over time to effectively deliver those services. As a result, we are launching a capacity-building campaign to deepen and accelerate the impact of existing chapters, plus position us to plant new chapter more effectively and efficiently.
One of our top priorities in this capacity-building initiative is an investment in Project Transformation’s funds development capacity, both nationally and at the local level. Through a Texas Methodist Foundation grant and the generous support of individual donors, PT National recently launched a year-long engagement with the Wise Resource Development firm to build on the recommendations from the Bridgespan Group and implement funds development strategies that will improve Project Transformation’s financial stability and sustainability.
PT National also identified several strategic technology upgrades as a result of the organizational assessment. The technology gaps identified have limited PT’s ability to accurately assess effectiveness with programmatic impact, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and organizational health within and across the network. Through an engagement with CommonTeri Services, we are planning on addressing these technology gaps to standardize performance metrics and measurement processes across the PT network.
If you are interested in learning more about this capacity-building initiative or would like to invest in this important effort, please contact Eric Lindh at firstname.lastname@example.org or make a donation here.