Community Impact Goals is flexible and fluid programming for services based on needs. Compassion Coalition is a non-traditional non-profit model which operates 100% debt free without conventional forms of fund raising or grant activity. A traditional method of fund raising or grant writing requires that programs be more structured and they have a certain cycle that must be closely adhered to. Funding is typically based on a certain set of criteria or service level and requires multi year commitments. Compassion Coalition is thankful for these types of government and private grant foundations and has utilized them. Due to research and over 18 years of experience working with partner agencies it has discovered that these types of traditional fund raising specifications were too rigid for the ever changing needs.
Compassion Coalition along with its leadership and local agencies can provide flexible programming so that there is no service redundancy and needs are met.
Here is an example of flexible service programming.
For many years Compassion Coalition provided thousands of backpacks to students in the local community. At the genesis of this program many other agencies were not aware of this program. As 5 years passed it became clear that this was a real need and more local agencies began to participate. In 2017, because of the generosity of other agencies and companies in the area there was an abundance of backpacks for students. Although we had made a commitment to continue our tradition of giving away book bags it no longer seemed necessary and would cause a service redundancy. After discussion with our partnership agencies we reassessed the need and instead gave thousands of packages of underwear to students. This was based on the input from partner agencies and from local school teachers. Please read the article in the Times Telegram about this new program. Click here
This flexible and fluid programming is due to the fact that Compassion Coaliton is innovative and self sustaining and is able to have the fluidity to serve our communities as needs arise. Yearly, our giving to community impact goals changes as our communities need change. Whether it be mattress giveaways to partner agencies working with specific varying needy demographics, cold weather apparel to our newest refugee neighbors, or supplying furniture to agencies, our giving evolves to fit our community’s ever changing needs.