OneJustice's Maximizing Impact Project is a free 6-month training program dedicated to providing space for leaders of immigration legal services organizations throughout California to explore how to most strategically deploy their limited resources while balancing sustainability and impact.
With a focus on peer learning and discussion, participants will receive support in: (1) using data to guide their decision-making, (2) implementing the most promising and effective practices, and (3) tailoring their services to meet community and staffing needs.
- Theories of Change: What are the prevailing theories of change and logic models in the immigration legal services sector? How can logic models guide decisions about where to invest resources amongst competing priorities? How should theories of change evolve to reflect changes in the immigration landscape and lessons learned over the past decade?
- Data-Driven Planning and Evaluation: What can we learn from research and data on the impact of different service delivery models? How can we use data to choose amongst competing service priorities? How can we improve how “success” is measured, particularly where case outcomes may not be available for a decade or longer?
- Staff and Volunteer Resource Allocation: How should organizations balance their existing resources (including what staff/volunteers are most interested in and equipped to provide) with community needs, particularly when there isn’t complete alignment? What are best practices to strengthen internal expertise and continuity? How can organizations plan for uncertainty and change (including staff and volunteer turnover)?
- Strategic Planning: How can organizations plan and budget for current realities and future uncertainty? (e.g., timelines of cases, case staffing needs, managing risk). How should organizations approach decision-making about current needs in their community when today’s decisions may significantly limit resources available for future needs?
- Tuesday, August 22, 2023 (In-Person Introduction)
- Tuesday, September 26, 2023
- Tuesday, October 24, 2023
- Tuesday, November 28, 2023
- Tuesday, January 23, 2024
- Tuesday, February 27, 2024 (Capstone Presentations)
Because there are a limited number of spaces in the program, the expectation is that all of the participants will attend every session. If there is a calendar conflict for one of the scheduled sessions, we may be able to accommodate this, if only one session will be missed.