Needs Assessment Strategies for Community Groups and Organizations

From Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Accurately assessing the situation in your community group or organization is important when making decisions allocating public or private resources. There are several tools available for determining and measuring community needs. Needs assessment can demonstrate and document a known community need and has the added benefit of involving the public in problem solving and goal setting. This link provides an Overview of 5 needs assessment techniques for making decisions oallocating public (or private) resources.