This online tool walks organizations through a four step assessment process to determine a program’s capacity for sustainability. The first step is understanding the factors that influence a program’s capacity for sustainability. Completing the 40-question program sustainability assessment tool is the second step. From this information, an automated a Sustainability Report assessing the program’s sustainability is available for review and analysis (step three). From the report analysis, instruction on how to develop an action plan to increase the likelihood of sustainability is step four.
Programs are rated across 8 sustainability domains to generate an automated summary Sustainability Report of results. The online program, which takes about 40 minutes to complete, can be taken by an individual or as a group exercise. The tool has been particularly relevant for public health, social services, clinical care, and educational programs.
Source: Center for Public Health Systems Science, Washington University in St. Louis | December 2013 | Center for Public Health Systems Science, Washington University in St. Louis
Tags: Nonprofit, program evaluation, sustainability