Conducting a Needs Assesment
By Beyond the Bell
In Chapter 2, you learned about several ways to shape your program plan around the assets and needs in your community. You can identify the needs you should address by conducting a needs assessment. In Tool 15 you learned about conducting a market analysis, and in Tool 34 you learned about going through an asset mapping process. This tool shows you how to do a needs assessment, the third component in helping you think about how to shape your program plan.