Assessment templates from Chapter 13
Assess your community’s CED ecosystem – what programs are currently available, whom do they serve, and how effective are they?
Further assess your community’s CED ecosystem – what individuals and organizations are focused on CED in your community, what is their focus, and how effective are they?
How can your church best fit within the CED ecosystem? What missing programs or ignored populations can you focus on? What expertise or existing programs can you take advantage of? Should you start a separate nonprofit?
What are the CED assets in your community? This includes Associations, Institutions, Residents, Physical space, and Economic/Exchange assets.
Based on assessments above, what candidate programs should you seriously consider? Evaluate each against tradeoffs and other criteria.