Phipps Neighborhoods’ SMART Goals Glossary of Terms

SMART Goals Glossary You may know that Phipps Neighborhoods provides preschool, works with local Community Schools, and trains unemployed youth for career’s in Healthcare, but did you know that we are constantly hitting the books ourselves? Phipps Neighborhoods sets SMART goals so we can expand the impact and increase the efficiency of our already effective programs. Check out our “SMART Goals Glossary of Terms” and see how we’re improving everyday!

SMART Goals Glossary of Terms

Achieving Success Meetings: Quarterly meetings where program performance is internally assessed using a rubric that looks at four aspects of program health:

    1. Program quality/meeting the funder’s goals
    2. Collaboration/Integration
    3. Evaluation/data entry
    4. Fiscal Management

Community Impact Model: This model has four key characteristics: targeted program areas (see ‘Theory of Change’ below), an integrated services approach, a continuous improvement strategy, and a geographic focus. The Community Impact Model is designed to maximize our ability to provide communities with the resources they need to increase opportunities, strengthen neighborhoods, and transcend poverty.

Dashboard: Visual depiction of divisions and organization wide progress on SMART goals. The dashboard is updated quarterly and shared with all staff as well as the Phipps Neighborhoods Board of Trustees.

Education and Vocational Assessment: Assessment used by the Learning and Career Development division to assess education, employment and vocational training needs.

Phipps Neighborhoods Budget Tool: Used by the Community Resources Division to help participants track monthly income and expenses for more accurate fiscal management.

Salesforce: Internal database system that Phipps Neighborhoods uses to track multiple data points across all programs. This database captures demographics information entered on the Universal Intake form; outcomes such as Service plans, Universal Pre-K assessments, report cards; referrals made to internal and external partners; track attendance in groups/classes; upload documents to save to participants’ electronic record. By tracking who our clients are and how they use our programs, we can refer them to new programs to give them increased support.

SMART Goals: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-based goals that reflect organization-wide and division priorities that we want to hold ourselves accountable to during the fiscal year. Many nonprofits can do good, but we want to be great! These goals will help us get there. Here are the Amplifying Impact SMART Goals for 2017.

Theory Of Change: Phipps Neighborhoods aims to maximize our ability to provide communities with the resources needed to increase opportunities, strengthen neighborhoods and transcend poverty. Key to our theory are three core areas that we have identified as the greatest levers to help our communities break the cycle of poverty:

    1. Educational Achievement
    2. Career ReadinessStudy hard for SMART Goals Glossary
    3. Community Resources

Teaching Strategy Gold Assessment: Assessment used by the Universal Pre-K staff to
assess children on 6 different developmental categories (or domains)-Social/Emotional, Physical, Language, Cognitive, Literacy, and Mathematics.

Universal Intake Form: Form used to collect demographics data on all program participants across Phipps Neighborhoods.


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