United Way of North Central Florida Staffer Invited to Present at 2nd Annual International Conference in AustraliaSeptember 28th, 2015 by gainesvillechamber
World government, nonprofit and community leaders will attend
GAINESVILLE, FL (Sept. 24, 2015) — United Way of North Central Florida Director of Community Impact Jennifer Stojkovic will present at the annual Results-Based Accountability Summit Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in Sydney, Australia. This unique opportunity is funded in part by Results Leadership Group and a small local grant.
Stojkovic heads the agency’s three-year funding cycle, which awards nearly $1 million a year to local programs in the region that focus on improving health, income and education and meeting immediate needs. She was invited to present at the conference to share the evolution of United Way of North Central Florida’s work in the community, which follows a model known as Collective Impact and is integrated with a tool known as Results-Based Accountability that measures results, said UWNCFL President & CEO Deborah Bowie.
“As one of the first 16 percent of United Ways in the United States to implement the Impact model, we have been able to use a cutting-edge approach that has allowed us to concentrate on addressing our core areas of focus with specific strategies and measurable results,” said Bowie.
In 2008, United Way Worldwide shifted toward the Collective Impact model to increase efficiency and maximize impact. The goal of the impact model is to work together with partners to deliver services and improve the community, said Stojkovic. Results-Based Accountability is the measurement tool used in conjunction with the Collective Impact model as a way to track results, she added.
“The RBA tool helps us to grow our Community Investment Fund, ensuring our donors that their dollars are being invested in the most effective and efficient ways,” Stojkovic said. “We have become a success story for the world of RBA.”
Currently, the Community Investment Fund funds 26 programs, all of which are required to report back quarterly with their results, Bowie added.
“United Way of North Central Florida has worked diligently since 2011 to implement RBA with community partners, with an intentional focus on shared accountability for improving key indicators,” said Deitre Epps, Partner and Senior Consultant at Results Leadership Group.
“UWNCFL is also modeling how program performance accountability, leading data driven decision-making meetings with a focus on quality improvement of programs using ‘Turn the Curve’ planning and reporting. These efforts show what it takes to build and sustain a culture of results at both the community and program levels,” explained Epps. Epps cited the North Central Florida region’s ability to demonstrate real-world examples of how to build Collective Impact in any community, particularly for smaller agencies located outside of metro areas.
For more information about RBA, contact Jennifer Stojkovic at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about RBA Australia Summit, visit http://rba-australia.com/.