One of the most important factors to consider is the level of resources you have to conduct a community assessment. Examine the time, effort, and human resources that are available from your various stakeholders, including staff, volunteers, consultants, and board members. Establishing collaborations will increase the resources available to conduct a quality and useful assessment.
Benefits of collaboration:
- Engages more community members in the assessment planning and implementation
- Increases access to more data sources to answer the key questions
- More resources are available to conduct the assessment and cover expenses
- Establishes relationships that will be important for leading actions identified in the community assessment findings