Leadership and governance are the bedrocks of effective management. Head Start program leadership consists of three key entities: the governing body/Tribal Council (i.e., legal and fiscal responsibilities), Policy Council/parent committees (i.e., set program direction), and management staff (i.e., day-to-day operations). These entities work together to provide leadership and strategic direction. Explore resources to help grantees navigate these tasks and relationships. Learn how to build communication and information systems that connect internal and external stakeholders. Find resources to help design and distribute reports and manage recordkeeping activities.
Use social media to promote your Head Start services, enroll families, and recruit staff. Learn how to develop a social media plan, best practices, and ways to tailor platforms to showcase your program.
Know how to maintain the technology in your program needed to monitor continuous improvement and increase reliance on data collection and analysis.
Nonprofits often get by with versatile staff members willing to tackle new challenges and a lot of help from reliable volunteers. But sometimes you need a level of expertise or experience only a consultant can offer. This is especially true when dealing with technology and data systems.
This resource provides information about the seven phases of technology planning and how to use technology to further your program mission.
Technology and Information Systems underscore the importance of maintaining a physical infrastructure that supports the increased reliance on data collection and analysis. This refers to the selection and management of appropriate hardware (computers) and software (e.g., Child Plus, PROMIS, Teaching Strategies Gold, etc.) that enable programs to monitor their progress.