An innovative resource developed by The C4 Group to help ensure due diligence and informed decision making for community engagement efforts.
The R.A.T.E. Model provides measurable results for community engagement efforts. Research and data are utilized to assess current services, service gaps, and needs in community. This data-driven process provides an informed and targeted approach to meeting community needs.
Research- Creates a pathway for efforts and initiatives to be implemented with understanding and insight through the research process.
Assess- Assessment of research gives you the insight to carry out successful efforts. It allows for the emotion often attached to work to be filtered through a realistic grid of questions and review processes.
Train- Training assists in acquiring skill-based volunteers that bring experience, information and approaches to programs and the training process.
Evaluate- Organizations that evaluate effectively provide a pathway for improvement, future success and increased funding and support.
Utilizing The R.A.T.E. Model: increases success and influence of efforts, cultivates credibility and respect from entities and community members, and broadens funding pathways. This approach can be used in all aspects of your organization.
The R.A.T.E. Model moves organizations from merely “We think and feel like the needs in the community are…” to adding, “We have listened, discovered, and learned what the needs in the community are.” – Brandi C. Summers Dorsett
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