These resources are meant to help support our funded partners. Whether an in person training or a document that can be used as a template, Best Starts wants to provide our partners with examples and supports that can help you in your work. As a Best Starts for Kids funded partner, please feel free to adapt any of these materials to help meet your needs!

Communications

Updated: 12/12/2019
This document functions as the BSK brand guide. It outlines our strength-based messaging approach, commitment to racial equity, and gives examples of our voice and tone by embedding our values.
Updated: 12/12/2019
The Best Starts for Kids communications team uses the following guide and questions when creating messaging and stories so that our materials are equitable and accountable to the communities that we partner with and support.
Updated: 01/22/2020
The Best Starts for Kids communications team uses the following approaches for photography and visual communications so that our materials are equitable and accountable to the communities that we partner with and support.

Data and Evaluation

Updated: 01/27/2020
Best Starts for Kids has contracted with local consultants who are experts in working with data and evaluation in the context of community-based organizations, who can help you level up your skills at no cost to you! Consultation is available to Best Starts’ funded partners. View Resource
Updated: 12/18/2019
Updated: 01/27/2020
This page holds a curated collection of resources for community-based organizations to explore and build their capacity related to data and evaluation. Learn how to use data in grant writing, create your own survey, and much more. View Resource

Trainings

Updated: 12/18/2019
Free data and evaluation trainings thanks to Communities Count and Communities of Opportunity. View Resource

Referral Resource Tools

Updated: 07/13/2020
This dashboard displays a map with Best Starts for Kids funded organizations. These organizations are color coded by their program model. The map can be filtered to show available programs by languages spoken at the organization, organization name, program model, zip code, and support type. Hovering over a point on the map will show the organization name, program description, languages spoken, focus communities, a program contact person, a website, and further program specific details related to BSK. Clicking on a point on the map will take you to the organization’s website. Note: when using the filter, unselecting “(All)” will completely clear the dashboard map and legend. After the map and legend had been cleared, proceed to select an option, and information will appear again. View Resource
Updated: 07/13/2020
This dashboard displays a map with Best Starts for Kids funded organizations. These organizations are color coded by their program model. The map can be filtered to show available programs by languages spoken at the organization, organization name, program model, zip code, and support type. Hovering over a point on the map will show the organization name, program description, languages spoken, focus communities, a program contact person, a website, and further program specific details related to BSK. Clicking on a point on the map will take you to the organization’s website. Note: when using the filter, unselecting “(All)” will completely clear the dashboard map and legend. After the map and legend had been cleared, proceed to select an option, and information will appear again. View Resource
Updated: 07/13/2020
This dashboard displays a map with Best Starts for Kids funded organizations. These organizations are color coded by their program model. The map can be filtered to show available programs by languages spoken at the organization, organization name, program model, zip code, and support type. Hovering over a point on the map will show the organization name, program description, languages spoken, focus communities, a program contact person, a website, and further program specific details related to BSK. Clicking on a point on the map will take you to the organization’s website. Note: when using the filter, unselecting “(All)” will completely clear the dashboard map and legend. After the map and legend had been cleared, proceed to select an option, and information will appear again. View Resource