Improving Our Community Using Quality Tools
The section has a strong history of giving back to the community. Some past projects include
- Koalaty Kid : Provided quality technique training for area schools, allowing them to train students in these methodologies and utilizes these tools to continuously improve the school itself.
- Community Good Works : Assisting area non-profits, members share and utilize quality principles so these organizations can deliver more effective services.
- Charities : ASQ Raleigh sets aside part of its annual revenue from membership renewals to contribute to these projects as well as donate to other worthwhile causes.
- Volunteer: There are many community volunteer opportunities for members. ASQ Leaders also participate in volunteer opportunities to support our community and education.
More About Community Good Works
ASQ members, such as you, helping local non-profits organizations deliver more effective services to our communities through the use of quality principles and tools. The Community Good Works program gives members an outlet to:
- Give back to their community,
- Practice newly acquired skills,
- Obtain the experience required for ASQ certifications,
- Learn new quality tools
Previous Community Good Works Projects
- Organization: NC Community Foundation Project Owner: Sandi Matthews, Controller
Project: Cost Benefits Analysis (Vehicle Lease Vs Vehicle Rental & Mileage Reimbursement)
Problem Statement: First focus – 15 employees travel across NC. This involves car rental from Enterprise plus mileage reimbursement @ 55 1/2 cents per mile (North Carolina State rate). Second focus – identify multiple employees might be going to the same location, on the same days.
Scope: Track employee expense account data for the past 12 months for 15 employees.
Goal: Determine if it is better to have a leased hybrid vehicle available for employees use VERSUS the current Enterprise Vehicle Rental & Mileage Reimbursement method.
Project duration: 8 hours – begin Monday Nov 19, 2012 at 9:30am
Project Tools: MS Excel, Histograms (Graphs), Project Charter (this summary)
Project Initiation: Project was placed on the Activate Good website – a portal that activates volunteers to help causes in our local community. Non profits organizations needs are showcased to volunteers that can assist.
- Organization: 100,000 Smiles for Christmas
Project: collect one hundred thousand toys. Assist with the US Marines Toys for Tots Foundation of Raleigh, North Carolina’s 2012 Toys Drive to benefit the children of Wake, Durham, Orange, Johnston counties.
Quality tools utilized: project charter, gantt chart, risk analysis, tasks itemization schedule, brainstorming.
- Project #1 – Durham Crisis Response Center – In early 2007 member volunteers from the ASQ Raleigh section partnered with Durham Crisis Response Center to kick off our section’s first Community Good Works project. The team utilized Six Sigma DMAIC methodology and tools such as the SIPOC diagram to improve DCRC’s records management system. Learn More about Durham Crisis Response Center: http://durhamcrisisresponse.org/
- Project #2 – YMCA (Seeking ASQ member volunteers for this project) – Six Sigma DMAIC methodology was used for an improvement project. The ASQ Raleigh member volunteer used this project towards the prerequisite to take the Six Sigma Black Belt certification exam. Learn More about Triangle YMCA: http://www.ymcatriangle.org/
How Can I Get Involved or Obtain More Information?
Do you know of a non-profit organization that you would like to work with?
If so, contact Good Works, firstname.lastname@example.org