The Growing Vibrant Communities Self-Assessment uses an online tool called Submittable. The email received in Step 2 will provide a link that allows you to quickly set up a Submittable account.
Identify someone on your team who will serve as your community’s Account Administrator. This person will be the primary point of contact with your assigned volunteer Growing Vibrant Communities Advisor and team.
Enter information required to complete the Self-Assessment/Submittable account setup. Once your account is established you will have access to the Growing Vibrant Communities Self-Assessment and resources.
Download a PDF version of the Self-Assessment to share and if desired print it so others can collect information to appropriately answer each of the metrics within the Self-Assessment.
You do not have to complete the submission all at once. Click the Save Draft button at the end and return as often as you wish before submitting the completed Self-Assessment. We suggest completion within a week or two. After registration you have one year to participate and continue to access Growing Vibrant Communities resources.
Once you complete the Self-Assessment, download it to your computer and save it as a PDF, and click the SUBMIT button.
After submission, you will receive confirmation by email from Submittable that the Self-Assessment has been received. The email will include the next steps in the program. A Growing Vibrant Communities Advisor will contact you within ten business days.
The completed Self-Assessment will be shared with your Growing Vibrant Communities Advisor. Then, in partnership with your community's account administrator, the scores will be reviewed and important areas to focus on discussed. Appropriate Growing Vibrant Communities resources and recommendations will be identified to assist efforts to improve your community.
To track your progress, we encourage you to participate for multiple years. When you review previous Self-Assessments that you saved each year, your accurate scoring will show what challenges have been overcome and what remains to accomplish. The Growing Vibrant Communities Self-Assessment is the perfect benchmarking tool to chart your progress from year to year.