I just found this quote by Paula Abdul:
“The steeper the mountain, the harder the climb, the better the view from the finish line ;)”
We can apply this quote/concept to capacity building for individuals, youth labelled at-risk, communities suffering from years of oppression, and organizations struggling to create healthy workplaces. The important thing to remember is to develop initiatives that work within the framework of the steeper climb. Extra supports are needed. Perhaps a holistic approach is required so that all aspects of a persons life are taken into consideration on the climb. Mountain climbers do use equipment and supports; they do not walk straight up the steepest mountain. We can continue to improve our approach!
1. The addition of extra funds provides an opportunity for program development.
2. Communities can design their own approach in line with the criteria of the funder.
3. It provides an opportunity to position the community as a leader in a specific area.
4. It creates an atmosphere of progress and hope through the starting of a new project.
Springtime is the best time for new goals, new plans, new resources, and new ideas. Contact me for more details on capacity -building services. Calls for proposals are coming!!!
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community capacity building plans, proposal development to access funding for programs and projects, staff professional development plans, program evaluation, various training workshops that build community and organizational capacity..
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