Grant Writing Basics for Youth Work Programs

One of the biggest problems that face most youth programs is the lack of funds.  Whether it’s a large organization, a small non-profit, government provision or a faith-based organization there just doesn’t seem to be enough money to go around.  And the thought of grant writing can be very daunting for many youth workers.  I […]

How To Create A Logic Model – A Recap

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been detailing how to create a logic model for youth work and youth ministry programs. In case you missed any of those posts, we thought we’d offer a quick recap today of what we looked at. How To Create A Logic Model Part 1 – What Is A Logic […]

Creating A Logic Model – Interventions And Programs

We’re continuing our series on how to create a logic model for your youth work programs – you can find the different parts of the series below: Part 1 – What Is A Logic Model? Part 2 – Identifying Problems & Behaviors Part 3 – Risk and Protective Factors Part 4 – This week Part […]

Creating A Logic Model – Risk And Protective Factors

We’re continuing our series on how to create a logic model for your youth work programs – you can find the different parts of the series below: Part 1 – What Is A Logic Model? Part 2 – Identifying Problems & Behaviors Part 3 – This week Part 4 – Interventions & Programs Part 5 […]

Creating A Logic Model – Identifying Problems and Behaviors

We’re continuing our series on how to create a logic model for your youth work programs – you can find the different parts of the series below: Part 1 – What Is A Logic Model? Part 2 – this week Part 3 – Risk & Protective Factors Part 4 – Interventions & Programs Part 5 […]

What Is A Logic Model?

There may be times when you’re asked by your line manager or donors to provide the reasons behind why you’re running the programs that you do. And honestly, even if you aren’t asked for them, it’s always a good idea to know why you do what you do. Strategic planning can help that. One way […]

How Can I Stop Forgetting Important Tasks?

Q: I keep finding myself forgetting to do important tasks and have missed the occasional meeting at work. What would you recommend for forgetful youth workers like me?! A: Personally, I ‘d recommend using Google Calendar. It’s a great tool to keep track of your schedule, no matter where you are. I find it to […]

How Much Should I Charge For A Youth Retreat?

Q: How much should I charge for a youth retreat? Quite a lot of the young people I work with are from low-income families, so I don’t want to set the price too high. I want to be sensitive to how much their parents can afford, but don’t know the best way to address the […]

How To Use Charts and Graphs To Track Individual Youth Attendance

Over the past few weeks we’ve been showing you the many ways in which you can use Excel – and subsequently the charts and graphs feature in Excel – to track youth attendance.  It’s valuable for many reasons, but two main ones are for proving outcomes in monthly and annual reports and to provide quantitative […]

How To Create A Line Graph To Track Youth Attendance

We’re currently working our way through a series that shows you how to use Excel to track your youth work attendance and how to use bar graphs, pie charts and line graphs to create visuals of that data. These charts and graphs can be very useful in monthly and annual reports and when showing data to […]