Capacity Building Project Request for Assistance
Thank you for your interest in project assistance from Prosperity Indiana’s Member Capacity Builder AmeriCorps VISTA!
This capacity building project assistance service is designed to provide no-cost, short-term technical assistance to Prosperity Indiana members. All technical assistance will be provided by Prosperity Indiana's Member Capacity Builder AmeriCorps VISTA. This service is separate from Prosperity Indiana’s AmeriCorps IFCC program where individuals are placed at a host site for the duration of their service. Rather, capacity building project assistance will be provided based on a short-term, narrowly scoped project MOU. The member organization will be responsible for working with the VISTA to outline a scope of work, create a timeline, and assign project-related tasks. Prosperity Indiana is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of the VISTA.
Member capacity building projects should be focused on organizational capacity building. Examples of appropriate projects include directed research, event planning, social media and marketing, survey tools and outcomes measurement support. Please note that VISTAs are forbidden from providing direct service. Additionally, capacity building assistance under this program is not a substitute for professional work, and projects should not compete with fee-for-service consulting work provided by Prosperity Indiana.
The Member Capacity Builder VISTA will primarily work remotely from the Prosperity Indiana office in Indianapolis. While Prosperity Indiana will work to combine member capacity building travel with other staff trips when possible, the member organization will be responsible for covering any project-related travel costs incurred by Prosperity Indiana.
Acceptance of a project is dependent of the required time commitment of the project and the VISTA’s availability. This service is available to all Prosperity Indiana members, and the VISTA may be working on multiple projects at once. The suggested time commitment for a project is 5-10 hours per week, though this is not a requirement and may be flexible depending on the VISTA’s availability. Length of VISTA service with the member organization is dependent on the requirements of the specific project. The current Member Capacity Builder’s service term ends June 30, 2018.
After submission of a request for project assistance, the Member Capacity Builder VISTA and Prosperity Indiana’s Capacity Building Department will review the proposed project. The VISTA may elect to take on all, some, or none of the proposed project based on consideration of the required time commitment and scope of work. The Member Capacity Builder VISTA will contact the member organization within one week of request submission to notify the member of the status of their project.
Please note that this service is a Prosperity Indiana member benefit. If you are not already a member, please visit https://www.prosperityindiana.org/join.
To request capacity building assistance through this member service, complete the form below.
Please submit only one project description per application. If you would like assistance with multiple projects, you may submit multiple applications.
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Please briefly describe your capacity building project.
Please list specific tasks to be completed and/or desired outcomes from assistance:
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Are you willing to cover project-related travel costs incurred by Prosperity Indiana?
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