To accommodate the rapid pace of service responses developed by NJHSA member agencies in a short amount of time and the critical need to innovate, the Network’s Center for Innovation and Research has modified the NJHSA Jewish Poverty Challenge program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Jewish Poverty Challenge will be restructured in Year Two to provide assistance to a much larger number of NJHSA member agencies.
Additionally, the workload and related assistance will be more flexible. All NJHSA member agencies will be able to access relevant content in the form of webinars, shared content and a social innovation toolkit. In addition, up to ten (10) agencies will have the opportunity to qualify for monthly one-on-one assistance and guidance from the consultant team at Start Co.
For more information on how to participate in this program please click here to view the Year Two RFP. The application is available and should be completed by Friday, July 24th. Responses to FAQ’s will be posted on the Network’s website. Watch a video recording of the July 8th webinar COVID-19 Agency Highlights & Intro to Year Two of the NJHSA Jewish Poverty Challenge here.
View the video recording and presentation from the June 16th VISION 2020 – Virtual Plenary: Poverty in the US and Implications of COVID-19 in Developing & Delivering Innovate Service Responses to learn more about the Year One’s Intensive Incubation Program.
SAVE THE DATES – Upcoming Year Two Jewish Poverty Challenge Webinars
Open to all NJHSA Member Agencies
Webinar #1 – Reckoning with Uncertainty | Wednesday, August 5th | 1pm ET
Assessing where the agency is considering the current environment, outlining strategies to help better navigate, and a customer and community discovery process to better inform the path ahead.
Webinar #2 – Assessing the Value Delivery System | Wednesday, September 2nd | 1pm ET
Has anything changed with how you deliver your service? Should we be bringing more structure to these shifts such as understanding the client journey, data mining, operational shifts, and much more.
Webinar #3 – Crafting or Re-crafting Your Intervention(s) | Wednesday, October 14th | 1pm ET
Are your pre-COVID-19 solutions still relevant and do you need new ones which could involve new technologies and client tools, efficiency models, partner and funding strategies, etc.
Webinar #4 – Risk Factors & Competitive Landscape | Wednesday, November 4th | 1pm ET
Assessing and planning around factors that can derail agency efforts; understanding better partner alignments or misalignments, bargaining power with clients, and threats of other solutions and competing interests.
Webinar #5 – Talking Scale | Wednesday, December 9th | 1pm ET
Examining methods for scaling and efficiencies in operations; train the trainer, technology, scaled operations, service model, partnerships, etc.
Webinar #6 – Business & Service Model | Wednesday, January 6th | 1pm ET
Mapping your service delivery map, client relationship management plan, onboarding, and efforts to engage funders and resource providers.