Defining public value
The goal of business managers is to enhance the value of their company. But the primary goal of publicly-funded organizations is to create public value. Organizations that get dollars from government or philanthropy must prove that they are making a difference for the public.
Extension's public value workshop is designed to help public and non-profit leaders and employees understand and describe their public value. The workshop can be brought to communities or groups, and is offered as an hour and a half ($200) or a three-hour ($375) workshop.
What you will learn
The public value workshop gives you the tools and opportunity to develop a public value strategy for your organization. Workshop participants learn:
- The basics of public-sector economics behind the public value strategy
- To identify their organization's strengths in creating public value
- To craft their program's public value statement
Past participants identified how they intended to use their crafted public value statement:
- To write grants
- To perfect message to legislators
- To use with funders and potential participants
- To help staff better frame the value of what they do
- To utilize in public media outreach
- To use in future planning, marketing, and day-to-day operations
Who should attend
The public value workshop is usually organized for staff by local units of government or non-profit organizations. Since group work is a significant part of the workshop, whole program teams are encouraged to attend.
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Extension educators work in communities with partners throughout Minnesota. Contact us for consultation, guidance and conversation about your community.