Learn to Love Program Evaluation

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 09:00 am to 04:00 pmLocation: Bucks County Community College - 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940


Registration for this course is through Bucks County Community College. For more information visit their website - http://www.bucks.edu/businesscareer/pro-dev/browsebyindustry/nonprofitmanagement/

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 provides information valuable to understanding our programs and making smart choices and decisions.

You will leave this class with greater ability to understand, verify or increase the impact of your services, and demonstrate outcomes. You will see that program evaluation need not consume vast amounts of time and money to be of value. By demonstrating how program evaluation is a systematic method for collecting, analyzing, and using information to answer basic questions about a program, you will become more comfortable.

At this same time, you’ll learn how the process forces us to move beyond just instincts, or anecdotal information, or educated guesses, to know what clients really need, whether you are providing that and whether your resources are being directed effectively. With evaluation and the accurate data it provides, you can improve your delivery systems and become more efficient, as you identify strengths and weaknesses. With this overview of key program evaluation tools, including a step-by-step model, the class will 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.

Category: Audience: Executive directors, board members, development staff, program administrators, data managers and consultants Certificate Programs: Nonprofit Management

Event Location

Date: April 29th, 2020

Location: Bucks County Community College

Address: 275 Swamp Road

Newtown, PA 18940

Fee $159


  • Christine Armstrong

    Christine Armstrong is a Professor of Communication at Northampton Community College’s Monroe Campus. In addition to a wide variety of communication courses, Chris also teaches Research Methods at the college in which she supervises research projects and walks students through the process of careful data collection and interpretation. She has a long history of working with, and within nonprofit organizations at a variety of levels both locally and internationally. She holds a M.A. in Communication Arts and Sciences from the Pennsylvania State University and a bachelors in Communication Studies from Colorado State University.


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