Daughters of Charity Foundation of St. Louis User's Guide to Outcomes and Indicators
The DCFSL User's Guide is a guide with explanations of the Foundation's thinking of what the outcomes/indicators mean along with examples of evaluation tools intended for illustration purposes only. The purpose of the guide is to assist applicants apply the examples provided and/or develop their own measures to track and report on DCFSL Outcomes and Indicators. Utilizing items verbatim from the examples are acceptable as long as no copyright rules are broken or when the appropriate permissions from the instrument authors have been requested.
For our recent grantees, we have made the slides from our January 2018 Final Status Report Training workshop available HERE.
DCFSL Evaluation Tools: Sample Surveys and Sample Grids
- Sample Resource Referral Tracking Grid (172 KB docx)
- Sample Legal Assistance Tracking Grid (170 KB docx)
- Sample Employment Improvement Tracking Grid (172 KB docx)
- Sample Grid for Assessing and Tracking Organizational Prevention Practices (172 KB docx)
- Sample Grid for Tracking Prevention Resources (171 KB docx)
- Sample Grid for Tracking Increased Number of People Served (171 KB docx)
- Sample Grid for Tracking Expansion of Services (171 KB docx)
- Sample Survey Items (Satisfaction with Home Environment) (172 KB docx)
- Sample Survey Items (Measuring Awareness and Knowledge of Youth Trafficking and Youth Trafficking Prevention) (175 KB docx)
- Sample Transportation Survey Tool (23 KB docx)
- Sample Mental Health Services Tracking Grid (174 KB docx)
- Sample Rubric for Observing Skills (169 KB docx)
- Sample Public Awareness Tracking Grid (169 KB docx)
- Sample Evaluation Report Template for Grantees (48 KB docx)
Human Trafficking Prevention
The Daughters of Charity Foundation of St. Louis completed a study (November 2016) on the need for human trafficking prevention in our region, particularly the prevention of the commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth (CSEC). The report is known as “Understanding Community Needs and Priorities for Preventing Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth: A Funder’s Framework for Addressing Prevention.”
To view the full report click here: DCFSL Report
Tools That Teach: What is Human Trafficking?
Coalition against Trafficking and Exploitation
CATE is a St. Louis-based community movement for education and awareness, responding to trafficking through public advocacy, training, and outreach to youth in the city and county area.
National Human Trafficking Resource Center
This anti-trafficking center’s website provides research, training and volunteer opportunities, as well as victim services like internet safety tips and a live toll-free 24-hour hotline at 1-888-373-7888.
From advocating for legislative change and participating in educational and strategy development to client services and engaging the community to fight trafficking, the Polaris Project is a global effort for freedom. They also offer a national hotline via telephone at 1-888-373-7888 or text at BeFree (233733).
St. Louis Rescue & Restore Coalition
This network of nonprofits, government agencies, law enforcement and volunteers based in Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois provides access to services while also participating in education, training, awareness and advocacy efforts.
Immigrants & Refugees
Catholic Legal Immigrant Network
CLINIC promises to promote dignity and protect the rights of immigrant families. This is done through advocacy, legal support, religious services and other programs.
Immigration Policy Center
As the research and policy portion of the American Immigration Council, IPC’s goal is to reshape the conversation around immigration. Their main function is to provide information and expertise both to citizens and Capitol Hill.
Justice for Immigrants
Justice for Immigrants desires to educate and rally the Catholic community to create positive immigrant reform and organize Catholic networks to provide benefits that come from such a reform.
Migration Policy Institute
This Washington, DC think tank provides research for policies and initiatives concerning refugees and immigrants at local, national and international levels.
National Council of La Raza
Although NCLR is the largest Latino advocacy organization in the U.S., its local presence is felt through 300 affiliated community-based organizations nationwide. NCLR works primarily in the policy and advocacy sphere, but also provides capacity-building assistance to the affiliated organizations so that opportunities can be advanced to local immigrant families.
National Immigration Law Center
With a mission to “defend and advance the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrant families,” NILC provides a wide range of services from engaging in lawsuits on behalf of immigrant families to advocacy and capacity building for area lawyers.
NETWORK is a Catholic leader in global movement for justice and peace, primarily focused on educating, organizing and lobbying for economic and social transformation.
Seniors Living Independently
The Illinois State Budget Impasse: Impact on Low-Income Seniors was recently developed for the Daughters of Charity Foundation of St. Louis by the CORO Fellows in February 2017. Through research and interviews with older adults and service providers, the report’s findings bring much needed attention to unintended, harmful consequences the state’s budget impasse is having on vulnerable older adults nearly two years since the impasse was first imposed by the state’s governor. The report also examines the impact the Illinois budget impasse is having on the caregivers or families and the organizations that struggle to stay open to provide the most basic of care for seniors living in the South West Illinois counties of Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, St. Clair, Bond, Monroe, Calhoun, and Clinton Illinois.
To view the full report click here: DCFSL Impact of Illinois State Budget Impasse on SW IL Seniors
Administration on Aging
This U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agency that implements the Older Americans Act provides services and programs ranging from caregiver and support services to legal services in order to help aging individuals live independently.
Oral Health America
This national non-profit organization is working to educate Americans about the importance of mouth health to overall health and well-being, as well as connect communities to available resources and advocate for policies that improve oral health for all Americans.
Saint Louis County Access & Functional Needs Registry
An emergency preparedness program for older adults and people with disabilities with resources to promote independence, safety, and well-being for older residents.
Seniors Count of Greater St. Louis
Visit Seniors Count to gain a better understanding of the unmet needs of seniors living in Greater St Louis. This effort consists of 30 organizations dedicated to improving health, nutrition and quality of life for those vulnerable due to low income and addressing the gap in funding for support services that benefit the needs of seniors.
This Oral Health America program is focused on providing dental education, resources and care to meet the specific needs of Older Adults.
Grand Victoria Toolkit
Most organizations, at one time or another, will use outside consultants to address a capacity need that internal resources can't meet. If you or your organization is considering a consultant engagement, the Grand Victoria Toolkit will provide guidelines to four key steps nonprofit leaders must take to ensure the desired results are achieved, the expectations are mutually understood, solid deliverables are generated by a consultant in a timely manner, and more.
Evaluating Capacity-Building Efforts of Nonprofit Organizations: This article from the TCC Group explains how nonprofit organizations, consultants, funders, and evaluators can evaluate capacity-building activities. Evaluation of capacity building can help inform and, ultimately, improve efforts to build effective nonprofit organizations that can manage and sustain high-impact programs for a long time to come.