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Macro Practitioner's Workbook A Step-by-Step Guide to Effectiveness with Organizations and Communities

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ISBN-10: 0534633110

ISBN-13: 9780534633110

Edition: 2006

Authors: Rodney A. Ellis, Kimberly Crane Mallory, Misty Y. Gould, Suzanne L. Shatila

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With this workbook-style text, students have a tool with which they can gain realistic, hands-on experience with several of the foundational functions of macro practice. Its four flexible units each contain case studies and numerous exercises that help them learn specific tasks affiliated with macro practice, such as developing a strategic plan and formulating a budget. As students complete each chapter, they build up a "portfolio" that demonstrates their proficiency in these areas.
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Book details

List price: $99.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 6/14/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Kimberly D. Crane is a Project Director with the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative through the Child and Family Policy Center at the Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies. She has extensive experience in many arenas of macro practice, particularly in the areas of development, volunteer coordination, collaboration and advocacy. Ms. Crane has had grants funded in the areas of child abuse prevention, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, juvenile justice and foster care, and was Development Coordinator for the American Lung Association of Tennessee. She has served as an evaluation consultant in the fields of HIV/AIDS prevention and foster care. Ms. Crane has worked with local…    

Misty Gould is currently a project coordinator at the Child and Family Policy Center at the Vanderbilt Institute of Public Policy Studies. Ms. Gould obtained her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee in 2002 with a concentration in management and community practice. She currently works to improve services to youth who are aging out of the foster care system through program development and coalition building activities. She currently serves on the Tennessee Independent Living Oversight Committee that focuses on independent living services for youth in the custody of the state. During her graduate experience, she worked with law students from the Vanderbilt University…    

Suzanne L. Shatila is Research Coordinator for the study of racial disparities among children in custody being conducted by the Tennessee Department of Children's Services. She received her M.S.S.W. from the University of Tennessee. She has worked in both macro and micro settings as a case manager, grant writer, evaluation consultant, and researcher in Nashville, TN, Chicago, IL, and Cleveland, OH. Her expertise includes such diverse areas as attorney/social work partnerships, cultural diversity, and substance abuse policy. She is also an active advocate for and liaison with the Arab-American Community in Nashville. Her recent special projects have included a leadership role in an audit of…    

Preface
Assessment, Planning, and Preparation for Organizations and Communities
Introduction
Assessment, Planning, and Preparation for Organizations and Communities Case Study
Techniques of Organizational and Community Assessment
Strategic Planning
Contingency Planning
Recruiting Collaborative Partners
Gaining Support and Minimizing Opposition
Developing a Public Relations Plan
Effective Communication for Agencies, Groups, and Communities
Introduction
Effective Communication for Agencies, Groups, and Communities Case Study
Effective Communication in Agencies, Groups, and Communities
Forming a Task Force or Committee
Working with a Board of Directors
Effective Recruiting and Hiring
Introduction
Effective Recruiting and Hiring Case Study
Creating Job Descriptions and Classified Ads
The Hiring Process
Conducting Interviews
Effective Financial Management and Fundraising
Introduction
Effective Financial Management and Fundraising Case Study
Basics of Financial Management
Writing a Government Grant Proposal
Writing a Foundation Inquiry Letter
Planning a Fundraising Event
Writing a Fundraising Letter
Index