CLIENT CASE STUDIES
Services: Strategic Planning | Philanthropic Research and Development
The wonderful folks at Learning Together initially contacted our team to help them find grant opportunities and assist with proposal development efforts. After recognizing the need to further clarify their mission and vision, the ImplementEd team conducted strategic planning work, another service offered as part of Implement's suite of organizational services, with their executive team and members of their board of directors. This work led to the creation of a program logic model that outlined specific goals and measurable outcomes for the program to pursue in both the short and long term. This logic model, and the content contained within, informed the organization's website redesign, marketing materials, and has resulted in more strategic and fundable grant proposals.
Service: Learning and Development
NC Farm Bureau is home to a number of great programs, including the NC Ag in the Classroom (AITC) program. This program seeks to promote agricultural education and literacy. AITC has a long history of providing training and resources to educators across the state. However, like most organizations, when COVID-19 threatened to disrupt their ability to share resources, the organization contacted our team to seek assistance with planning and facilitating virtual training opportunities. Since this initial contact, our team has supported AITC by managing the registration logistics, content planning, and session facilitation for multiple trainings that have allowed the organization to not only continue their strong history of outreach, but actually expand it to serve even more educators, both in the state and beyond, at a time when other organizations were experiencing a noticeable decrease in training participation.
UNC-Pembroke is home to the COMPASS2 Program, a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project that provides tuition assistance and support services to students from low-resource areas that are seeking degrees in science fields, specifically Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science. The project team sought help with evaluating and monitoring the impact of the program on participating students. The ImplementEd team developed an evaluation plan that collected both qualitative and quantitative data through surveys, focus groups, and individual interviews. These data were then provided to the project team in summary reports that served as both formative and summative data points and, ultimately, informed programmatic improvements to enhance efficacy and student experience.
Service: Content Development and Curation
The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership (KFP), located at NC State University, has been providing an immersive, blended fellowship program to NC K-12 teachers for over 20 years. As they prepared to launch a new programmatic initiative, STEMwork, they sought assistance with developing resources, including new content and associated facilitator guides. ImplementEd was able to assist with this effort and the initiative is well on its way to serving educators and communities across North Carolina, with the project also serving as a model for similar programs across the country.