Evaluating the Impact of Your Programs
Program evaluation has become part of the nonprofit lexicon, particularly when dealing with funders. Although we may have reluctantly entered into the world of evaluation, it does provide information useful to understanding our programs and making choices and decisions. Thus, the evaluation process is about more than pleasing a funder. It enables you to understand, verify or increase the impact of your services, demonstrating outcomes. The process forces us to move beyond our instincts, or anecdotal information, or educated guesses to know what clients really need, whether we are providing that and whether are resources are being directed effectively. With evaluation and the accurate data it provides, we can improve our delivery systems and become more efficient, as we identify strengths and weaknesses. This class provides an overview of program evaluation tools, including a step-by-step model, as you engage in focused dialogue about concrete ways to assess your programs. You will leave with proven tools, approaches, techniques, and ideas that are customizable to the evaluation of a wide range of programs within your organization.
Please note this class has a snow date of 2/1/2018. If we have to cancel this class due to inclement weather it will be moved to this date but it will not necessarily be held at the same location.
Audience: Executive directors, board members, development staff, program administrators, data managers and consultants
Certificate Programs: Nonprofit Management
Date: January 24th, 2018
Location: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Address: 1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107