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The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities Guidebook to Understanding Managed Care is the product of a collaborative effort between the Alliance and Feldsman Tucker Liefer Fidell LLP, a law firm that advises nonprofit community health care organizations on regulatory, transactional, and reimbursement matters.

This guidebook aims to help organizations better understand the evolving nature of managed care at a time when nonprofit human-serving organizations are... Details

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Turnover in the Human Services with a Special Focus: Residential Service Providers

Using detailed data from the annual human services compensation survey completed by 222 organizations, the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities has prepared another invaluable tool, the 2014 Turnover Report.

Organizations can utilize the 2014 Turnover Report to compare their annual staff turnover rate to other nonprofits by operating budget, region, and staff category. At... Details

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What the Reports Include

Each report details:
    Benefit information, including:
    • Health insurance
    • Retirement plans
    • Paid leave
    Employee salaries by:
    • Organization budget size
    • Employee level of education
    • Organization staffing level
    • Geographic region
Even-year reports also include a section detailing CEO benefits.
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What the Reports Include

Each report details:
    Benefit information, including:
    • Health insurance
    • Retirement plans
    • Paid leave
    Employee salaries by:
    • Organization budget size
    • Employee level of education
    • Organization staffing level
    • Geographic region
Even-year reports also include a section detailing CEO benefits.
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The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities’ annual human services compensation reports are invaluable tools for helping members and other organizations discover how to keep their organizations strong, competitive, and high performing.

Data for the report is compiled from a survey of private, nonprofit human service organizations. Member organizations that participate in the survey each year receive complimentary access to the report.

This year’s report covers ... Details

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The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities’ annual human services compensation reports are invaluable tools for helping members and other organizations discover how to keep their organizations strong, competitive, and high performing.

Data for the report is compiled from a survey of 188 private, nonprofit human service organizations. Alliance member organizations that participate in the survey each year receive complimentary access to the report.

This year’s... Details

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Keep your organization competitive by purchasing the 2014 and 2013 U.S. Human Services Compensation Reports. This combo package offers both reports at a special price.

The 2014 report covers executive and management positions. The 2013 report covers professional, direct service, and support staff positions.

Each report details:

Employee salaries by:

  • Organization budget size
  • Employee level of education
  • Organization staffing... Details
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Keep your organization competitive by purchasing the 2014 and 2015 U.S. Human Services Compensation Reports. This combo package offers both reports at a special price.

The 2014 report covers executive and management positions. The 2015 report covers professional, direct service, and support staff positions.

Each report details:

Employee salaries by:

  • Organization budget size
  • Employee level of education
  • Organization staffing... Details
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Making Strategy Count in the Health and Human Services Sector is based on lessons from a learning lab of 20 human-serving organizations and their chief strategy officers (CSO), who, as part of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities Strategy Counts initiative, engineered significant improvements in their ability to adjust to change, reap the benefits of more data-driven decisions, innovate in ways that have meaningful impact, and establish fruitful partnerships... Details

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The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities’ premier research journal on family and community social work, Families in Society, has a long-standing focus on person-centered, asset-based approaches to practice and policy. This emphasis on translational research supports the social change impact the Alliance is working toward to benefit America's families and their neighborhoods.

As an exclusive subscription benefit, journal research and knowledge-to-practice... Details

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Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services is the field’s premier research journal on family and community social work. Families in Society is a core social work journal and is the top-ranked independent social work journal by impact factor (2015 Journal Citation Reports, Social Sciences Citation Index). The journal covers the broad array of issues that relate to the capabilities of individuals, families, and communities, including consideration ... Details

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The Mission-Based Advocacy Toolkit was developed to help nonprofit human service organizations better advance their mission and goals through advocacy and civic engagement.

The toolkit provides tangible resources for:

  • Educating staff, board members, and volunteers
  • Organizing and implementing an advocacy agenda
  • Participating meaningfully in democratic decision making by voicing ideas and opinions

The basic principles outlined in the... Details

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This webinar will consider scientific evidence that suggests we can change our brains by transforming our minds and develop habits of mind that will improve well-being. These mental training startegies can be used to imporve the well-being of children, teachers, parents, and ultimately communities. Richard J. Davidson, MD is the William James and Vilas research professor of psychology and psychiatry, director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, and founder... Details

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Alliance Member Examples from Successful COA Self-Studies: Performance and Quality Improvement

This comprehensive guide is designed to aid human-serving organizations in completing Council on Accreditation (COA) self-studies. It can be referenced as a whole, or readers can easily navigate to individual sections, which address the different parts of the performance and quality improvement standard.

It also is useful for organizations that are already (COA)... Details

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Disruptive Forces: Driving A Human Services Revolution

The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities launched a new project to showcase the innovative ways its members and others in the sector are harnessing the six forces introduced in its 2011 report, Disruptive Forces: Driving a Human Services Revolution.

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The Alliance and Generation United surveyed more than 2,000 adults about their intergenerational family bonds across age, income levels, and distance. Findings show that family members are highly dependent on each other and give their time and financial resources in many crucial ways including basic needs, health care, education, and child care. Having a dependable support system helps families foster resilience and the ability to better manage various traumas and life... Details

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The Alliance and Generation United surveyed more than 2,000 adults about their intergenerational family bonds across age, income levels, and distance. Findings show that family members are highly dependent on each other and give their time and financial resources in many crucial ways including basic needs, health care, education, and child care. Having a dependable support system helps families foster resilience and the ability to better manage various traumas and life... Details

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Resident engagement is the secret ingredient to health, well-being and sustainable communities.

Through this report, learn how four community-based organizations, Congreso de Latinos Unidos, John H. Boner Community Center, INPEACE, and Neighborhood Centers Inc., infuse resident engagement strategies into their work. From early childhood education to workforce development to health services, there’s a recipe for every organization.

Whether an organization is deeply... Details

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This guide was initially developed for organizations participating in the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities Residential Transformation Change Cohort.

Transformation We Live By provides tools and resources to assist providers of residential treatment in moving toward a model of child and family behavioral health that:

  • Is rooted in evidence-based or evidence-informed services
  • Balances a child- and family-centered approach and values... Details
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This toolkit is designed for human services organizations that are navigating organizational transformation efforts. For these organizations, one of the most important and difficult aspects is adapting their cultures—reshaping the philosophy and values held by staff.

This toolkit aids in identifying staff’s thoughts and beliefs that must be relinquished, kept, and newly crafted so that the organization can be relevant in the very different future that is outlined in the... Details