Judi’s House/JAG Institute (JH/JAG) launched the Childhood Bereavement Changemaker initiative in 2019 to empower bereavement partners to use data to inform decision making and enhance impact. With philanthropic support provided by the New York Life Foundation and in collaboration with the National Alliance for Children’s Grief (NACG), we are pleased to expand the Changemaker initiative to additional partner organizations.
Through a series of training workshops and custom technical assistance, Changemakers will grow their capacity for data collection and program evaluation. All organizations are welcome to apply, whether you’ve been evaluating your programs for years or are just starting out.
Three unique cohorts of up to 10 partner organizations each will work alongside the JH/JAG team through a 12-month process designed to support organizations with data and evaluation needs big and small.
Changemaker cohorts will be grouped based on similarity in goals and structure with staggered start times (March 2022, August 2022, and January 2023).
If your organization is interested in participating in the 2022-2023 Changemaker initiative, please review our Request for Proposal in its entirety and submit a completed application* no later than Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 at 5 p.m. MST.
*Only applications submitted online and before the deadline will be considered.
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Additional Program Details:
- Dec. 7, 2021: Changemaker RFP opens
- Dec. 14, 2021: Become a Childhood Bereavement Changemaker RFP webinar
- Jan. 24, 2022: Changemaker application deadline
- Feb. 22, 2022: Selected cohorts announced
Selected Changemakers Receive:
- Training and consultation valued at over $60,000 including:
- Interactive workshops
- Evaluation assistance alongside other Changemakers
- Individual assistance
- Practical recommendations
- Evaluation and data collection tools
- Participate in four virtual evaluation workshops
- Participate in four virtual group technical assistance sessions
- Prepare for and participate in individual technical assistance sessions
- Attend annual in-person meeting in conjunction with NACG Symposia
- Implement practical recommendations
- Review and/or provide critical feedback on deliverables
- Adhere to general and approved partner-specific timelines
- Maintain consistent commuication
In 2019, 10 passionate Changemakers from across the country were selected to pilot the initiative.
For two years, we worked closely with each Changemaker and developed tailored reports that helped inform planning, influence change, increase funding, and enhance their overall impact on bereaved children and families.
We learned so much from each Changemaker and are excited to continue expanding our alumni network of partners who are dedicated to elevating in the field by applying best practices in data utilization and evaluation.
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Judi’s House/JAG Institute partnered with the New York Life Foundation to help support grieving children and families by creating the Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model.