Follow Up From Town Hall: The Cost of Quality in Out-Of-School Time

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    Heather Williams

    Hello All!

    This last year our Town Hall on The Cost of Quality discussed issues like: How much does quality cost and how do you pay for it? As a follow-up we wanted to share with this community the resources that were covered during the Town Hall as well as some others. We’re also looking for others to help us add to the list!

    Out of School Time Cost Calculator
    Online Calculator by Wallace Foundation
    Based on a report examining the costs of successful afterschool and summer programs in six cities, this online tool can help program providers and others estimate the costs of delivering a variety of high-quality programs. By answering 11 questions, such as the program’s location and its duration, users can see a low, medium and high estimate for hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, and annual expenses. The tool comes with other features including budget planning guides and descriptions of funding sources, along with resources for further investigation and case studies of seven programs. The calculator, which is periodically updated, reflects 2015 dollars and cost-of-living data.

    Resources for Nonprofit Financial Management
    Planning Tools from the Wallace Foundation and Fiscal Management Associates
    Organizations with strong financial management are better able to fulfill their missions and deliver high-quality services. With Fiscal Management Associates, a leading financial management consultant for nonprofits, we’ve created this library of resources to help your organization become “fiscally fit.”

    Connecting the Dots: A Guide to Leveraging Federal Funding Streams
    Fiscal Mapping Tool by Jobs For the Future.
    This guide and accompanying tool, detailing over 120 programs across 7 different federal agencies, provides a launching point for community partners interested in coordinating resources and programs to achieve greater impact. The guide will also help community partners understand the purpose and parameters of available federal funding streams, map existing federal resources in their community, identify additional federal funding streams to address gaps in resources, and determine how to coordinate efforts to pursue new opportunities.
    You need to register to access the tool—but there are no limitations once you have logged in. There’s a lot of great information in the “instructions” tab of the tool.

    Measuring Social Return on Investment for Community Schools: A Practical Guide
    Tool/report by The Finance Project for Children’s Aid Society
    This guide highlights the key steps in conducting SROI research, issues in data-gathering and analysis, as well as lessons learned from a case study of two New York City community schools. The guide also helps educators and community leaders understand how to present and use SROI findings to make a strong case for investments to sustain and scale up these promising education reform initiatives.

    Creating Local Dedicated Funding Streams: A Guide to Planning a Local Initiative to Fund Services for Children, Youth and their Families
    Downloadable How To Book from Margaret Brodkin
    Provides some good ideas and a framework but specific funding programs and guidelines likely have changed since it was issued.
    A hands-on practical resource to help you create stable, sustainable funding through a local ballot measure. Whether it takes one year or five, this book contains ways to have success along the way – with everything from a children’s budget to powerful communication to legislation to protect funding.

    2016 Funding Resource Guide: SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES Expanding Access to Summer Learning, Jobs and Meals for America’s Young People
    Funding Guide from the National Summer Learning Association
    National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), in consultation with the White House, U.S. Department of Education, and Civic Nation, developed this guide to help state and local leaders identify the most promising funding streams to support summer learning and to show how innovative states, districts, and communities have creatively blended public and private funding to develop programs, services and opportunities to meet the needs of young people during the critical summer months.

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