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How To Choose The Right Evaluator For Your Project

How To Choose The Right Evaluator For Your Project

by Sandy Sheppard and Lisa Kulka Authentic and rigorous evaluation of programs and services is an ethical and oftentimes legal requirement for the work of non-profit organizations. This requirement has spawned a proliferation of external agencies offering evaluation...

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Get To Know Our Executive Director, Heidi Milch

Get To Know Our Executive Director, Heidi Milch

What inspires you? Good, ethical, and passionate people inspire me.   I am energized by working with people (within CCNY and our partners and clients) who are creative, compassionate, and smart that give back to the community in meaningful ways.  To be...

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What’s the difference between evaluation and analytics?

What’s the difference between evaluation and analytics?

An evaluation is an evidence-based snapshot in time of what’s happening based on a program or intervention’s theory of change.  There are different types of evaluations including formative evaluations (also known as “needs assessments”), process evaluations (what...

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CCNY’s Best Practices for Choosing Facilitators

CCNY’s Best Practices for Choosing Facilitators

Coordinating the work of multiple nonprofit agencies, government agencies, regulatory bodies, and funders towards a common goal and agenda can be a lot like herding cats—unwieldy and difficult to manage. This presents a challenge for the many projects that require the...

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CASAC: Why Credentialing Matters to Me

CASAC: Why Credentialing Matters to Me

CCNY evaluator, Dr. Sandra Sheppard, shares her thoughts on CASACII renewal: Why bother with renewing and/or upgrading a New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) certificate? ...

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Top Seven Data FAQs Asked By Non-Profits

Top Seven Data FAQs Asked By Non-Profits

We hear this a lot from our colleagues working in the non-profit world: "I know managing data is important, but I have so many questions."  To get you started, CCNY evaluators and data analysts compiled the most Frequently...

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Get To Know Alana Eaton

Tell us about a project with CCNY you are proud of. I am proud to be a part of the training and QI team supporting High Fidelity Wraparound in Erie County’s Children’s System of Care. The agencies that we support do tremendous work with families in our community by...

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Get To Know Jessica Tufte

What do you like to do in your spare time? Playing classical chamber music with friends and strangers alike is one of the most satisfying things that I like to do. What inspires you? People who talk the most about ideas and learning rather than past events or other...

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Get To Know Doug Nichy

Get To Know Doug Nichy

What do you like to do in your spare time? Outdoors, dirtbike, camping, gaming. What inspires you? Well-built networks and detailed changelogs. Why are you in non-profit work? Positive vibes and impact on the local community. Who is a hero of yours? Captain Picard, TV...

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Get To Know Sherry Conlan

Get To Know Sherry Conlan

What do you like to do in your spare time? Paint on canvas, watch sunsets, and spend time with my puppy. What inspires you? Music with positive messages (lyrics), watching people succeed with a skill I was able to teach them, and reading messages/ quotes that people...

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Get To Know Sulagna Patra

Get To Know Sulagna Patra

What do you like to do in your spare time? I love cooking, trying new recipes, and spending time with my family. Homemade chicken chow mein and fish fry. What inspires you? The ability to help others and bring forth positive change. Why are you in non-profit work? It...

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Get To Know CCNY’s Jessica Tufte

What do you like to do in your spare time? I play a lot of classical violin in my spare time.  I never really quit, I guess.  I received private instruction throughout my time at university, including a symphony tour abroad and master classes with groups...

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Lisa’s Q&A

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CCNY Seeks Experienced Evaluation Associate!

CCNY Seeks Experienced Evaluation Associate!

CCNY, Inc. is recruiting for our newest Evaluation Associate.  We are looking for you if you enjoy collecting, analyzing, and reporting data that drive organizational improvement. We are a non-profit in Buffalo NY that supports organizations to seamlessly...

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Staying Connected While Staying Apart

Staying Connected While Staying Apart

This week's feature was co-written by Meghan Harris and Sherry Conlan. Working remotely… for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. Who could have seen this coming?! On March 17, 2020, all non-essential staff were instructed by our county administration to work from home. This...

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Upcoming HHS Provider Relief Funds Deadline

Upcoming HHS Provider Relief Funds Deadline

The United States Department of Health and Human Services announced a new application portal for Medicaid providers that have not yet received funding to access the COVID-19 Provider Relief Funds. The NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH) is encouraging all...

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Finding Balance In Unstable Times: A Yogi’s Journey

Finding Balance In Unstable Times: A Yogi’s Journey

In celebration of the Summer Solstice and International Yoga Day, we are sharing a conversation with one of our evaluators, Dr. Sandra Sheppard, who decided to take up yoga instructor training during quarantine. 1. How long have you been practicing yoga? Turns out,...

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A Message From CCNY’s Executive Director

A Message From CCNY’s Executive Director

We at CCNY, Inc. are committed to racial equity and social justice.  This is reflected in our core values of information, inclusion, and integrity and applies to both our internal community and the community in which we live, work, and play.  Through...

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Get To Know CCNY’s Sandra Sheppard

What do you like to do in your spare time?  Bike, DIY around the house, hike, knit, run, swim, volunteer (Habitat for Humanity Buffalo/ Cape Cod), yoga. What inspires you? Asset-based community-development and social justice. Why are you in non-profit work? What...

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Happy Graduation!

In the midst of global tumult and uncertainty, CCNY would like to take the time to recognize and thank all of our interns, past and present, for their hard work. In addition to our new data engineer, three of them recently completed their Master's degrees. Please join...

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Thoughts On Acclimating To A New Job During A Pandemic

Thoughts On Acclimating To A New Job During A Pandemic

Ordinarily, during the first week of a new job, you wouldn’t expect to be walking out of the office with a box filled with your belongings and still be getting a paycheck… read on to learn about how three of our most recent hires have been coping with #quarantinelife....

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Return to Work During COVID-19 Webinar This Wednesday

On Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 2:00 PM, Sheri L Mooney, Esq., President and CEO of Mind Squad HR, and Child & Family Services EAP’s own Megan Andrews, EAP Assistant Director, and Julie Loesch, Esq., EAP Director will be presenting Return to Work During COVID-19:...

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April Online Wraparound Trainings (2nd Round)

April Online Wraparound Trainings (2nd Round)

Following a successful remote workaround implemented by everybody's favorite trainers, Sherry, Katie, and Alana, CCNY is gearing up for our second round of High-Fidelity Wraparound trainings!   As an alternative to our usual in-person 3-day course, CCNY is offering a...

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CCNY Launches Nurturing Parent Program In Erie County

In order to better address the urgent need for more evidence-based parenting services within Erie County, CCNY has, thanks to the generosity of the Health and Tower Foundations, begun implementing an evidence-based parenting program called Nurturing Parent Program...

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Calling All Data Analysts: We’re Hiring!

The CCNY family is growing: could you be the apple of our eye?     Duties   ● Extracting, transforming, and loading data to and from different internal and external environments ● Provide clean, organized, accessible data to team members who analyze...

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Andrea’s Paid Paid Vacation

Andrea’s Paid Paid Vacation

In 2017, CCNY launched a new Paid Paid Vacation perk in an effort to boost employee wellness.  On a bi-monthly basis, a random name is drawn from a pool of full-time staff.  Once a name is pulled, that person must take two days off with an added bonus of $300 to use...

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It’s 2020: Resolve To Be More Connected

Looking for more ways to make a difference in your community?  January is National Mentoring Month and our Senior Evaluation Associate, Jessica Tufte, may have just the opportunity for you. "Buffalo String Works is an organization that provides free music...

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Calling All Data Engineers

Calling All Data Engineers

CCNY, Inc. is recruiting for our newest Data Engineer.  We are looking for you if you enjoy the design, development, and implementation of data systems that drive organizational improvement. We are a non-profit in Buffalo, NY that supports organizations to...

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