Educate & Inform
It truly takes a village to work toward having a better understanding of human services. Whether you are a human service provider, consumer, or simply a passionate individual who understands that our communities are healthier and safer when residents have access to bedrock public services, YOU can make a difference.
Illinois Partners’ educational toolbox is designed to start you on the path.
Want to tell your story?
Communicate: Visit the local Chamber of Commerce and learn about businesses and their needs.
Meet with your community leaders. Bring together your staff and volunteers and discuss ways the community can get more engaged.
Equip yourself with the facts
These documents may provide a helpful factual grounding for conversation with your community leaders and media. The first is a fact sheet debunking the misconception many funders hold about overhead costs for nonprofits. The second provides suggestions on how to describe your programs and how they help their residents. The third is a revenue fact sheet.
Click Here for “The Overhead Myth.” Learn from America’s leading sources of information about charity fundraising and why it is important for YOU to know how to correct a misconception about what matters to your funders and financial supporters.
Click Here for “Making the Case: Documenting Outcomes” Worksheet
Human Services Commission
Click here for Human Service Recommendations to Protect the Sector
Partners, Here is your chance to participate in the work of the Human Service Commission. Join one of three Commission Working Groups and contribute to the Commission’s initial focus areas:
- Increasing Options and Opportunity
- One Health and Human Service System
Sign up here and email your filled out request form.
Investigate The Issues And Stay Informed
The Three “Ws:” “What” are human services? “Why” are they critical to the community as well as cost effective? “Who” uses them?
Click Here to see Why Human Services Matter