A clear vision.

01

Program

Planning

A well-designed plan increases the chance of achieving success.  A plan helps an organization focus on priorities and provides a process for people working together toward these desired results. It lays the groundwork for strategic thinking, innovation and cost recovery.

A blueprint for action.

02

Program

Evaluation

Program evaluation is methodically collecting information about a program or project in order to make necessary decisions about the program, provide feedback to stakeholders. Program evaluation can include needs assessments, effectiveness, efficiency, formative, summative, goal-based, process and outcomes, among others.

What’s Involved

The Evaluation Process

  • Develop a Conceptual Model of the Project and Identify Key Evaluation Points
  • Develop Evaluation Questions and Define Measurable Outcomes

Develop an Evaluation Design

  • Selecting a Methodological Approach
  • Determining What Will be Studied and When

The Evaluation Process: Carrying Out the Study and Reporting

  • Conducting Data Collection
  • Analyzing the Data
  • Reporting

03

Fundraising

Development

Your agency works to improve and strengthen your community.  Fundraising gives your partners, donors and community a way to invest in something they believe in.  Fundraising can be an opportunity to develop positive relationships between your nonprofit and donors. Trestle will work with you to develop a funding plan that identifies strategies appropriate to your organization and community.  These strategies may include capital campaigns, major donor programs, planned giving, or special events.

We will,

  • Facilitate fundraising plan development
  • Develop community surveys
  • Support project staff throughout the campaign

04

Interim

Management

Trestle offers services to temporarily fill key senior executive roles roles of small non-profits, such as CEO, COO, or Director of Development. Lily Herwald is an experienced non-profit management executive. Guide your organization through the interim by ensuring fiscal responsibility and by cultivating good relationships with staff, board and volunteers.

Benefits

  • Expertise to keep your organization running smoothly
  • Continuity of process and management
  • Reduced staff stress
  • Time to hire the right candidate to fill the permanent position

05

Grant

Writing

Use program planning processes to develop goals, objectives and workable solutions for organizations grant programs that match organization’s mission.   Review grant applications, craft letters of inquiry, and write and develop full grant proposals with budgets.  Write documents for submission to funding source and facilitate follow-up.

Expertise

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Clear understanding of project process
  • Strong research skills
  • Discipline and organization
  • Principal grant writer – $15 million in funded grants over a 5-year period
  • Familiarity with on-line grant application processes

Granting

Agencies

Successful Grant Funding from these agencies:

FEDERAL

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • Community Transformation Grant
  • WISEFAMILIES
  • Traditional Foods

National Science Foundation

USDA – Rural Development

Community & Economic Development Programs

Indian Health Service (IHS)

  • Small Ambulatory Clinics
  • Behavioral Health –
    • Suicide Prevention
    • Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Maternal Child Health
  • Injury Prevention
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Diabetes

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

National Institute of Mental Health (NIHM)

STATE OF ALASKA

  • Department of Health & Human Services
  • Department of Public Safety
  • Department of Transportation – Facilities

PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS

  • Rasmuson Foundation
  • Paul Allen Family Foundation
  • M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust
  • The Crossett Fund