The FORUM 16 team is available to assist individuals and informal groups who want to explore a community need or problem or to develop a project. As part of our service mission, team members will meet to discuss methods for assessing significant issues, and help explore ways to address them. We offer our knowledge of local government, public media, civil society organizations and other resources to assist others who want to build a better community. This can be provided through a single exploration and brainstorming session, or through a longer term collaboration that provides informal support for activists and innovators as they work to improve a significant social condition.
The FORUM 16 team is experienced in developing and managing projects from initial concept through to successful implementation. We can provide support or direct management of the full range of tasks included in the project development cycle including needs assessment, desk and field research, concept development, proposal writing, financial management, monitoring and evaluation and report writing. These services can be engaged through partnerships, direct management or fee-based consultation.
The FORUM 16 team is experienced in assessing organizational strengths and structure, planning for strategic positioning, organization design, staffing and financing. Services may be provided through fee-based consultation for existing organizations or through mentoring partnerships in which FORUM 16 assists new grassroots projects or associations through direct management in the early stages of development.
FORUM 16 is able to provide a range of education services and programs, including workshops, training seminars and facilitation of meetings designed to enhance personal skills and expand opportunities for individuals and groups. The FORUM 16 team specializes in training for Soft Skills Development, Public Relations and Communications, Youth Development, Entrepreneurship, Project Development and Organizational Development.