Establishing an Evaluation Practice That Works for You

Date: Apr 18, 2013
Time: 09:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Wilder Center
451 Lexington Pkwy. N., St. Paul

Fee: This event is full.

Join the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, for a half day or full day, to focus on your evaluation practice. Two sessions will be offered – and appropriate for taking independently (depending on your skill level) or together. The sessions will be delivered in workshop style – combining presentation, activities and group consulting/problem-solving. Participants should come prepared to discuss their own evaluation needs and questions.

Session 1
Establishing an Evaluation Practice That Works for You

In this session, participants will learn how to:

  • Make sense of all the evaluation terms you encounter: SMART, logic model, impact and outcome, etc.
  • Craft relevant and meaningful outcomes and indicators for your program or organization that address all of your needs—from mission tracking to funder reporting
  • Use an evaluation plan to frame evaluation questions, create a logic model and determine what kind of data might be useful
  • Select evaluation methods
  • Streamline your work as you organize, manage and analyze data

Participants will walk away with a preliminary evaluation plan for their organization.

This session will be offered in conjunction with with the afternoon session, Beyond Basics: Advanced Skills to Build Effectiveness through Evaluation. Separate registration is required. Feel free to bring a lunch.

About the speaker

Leah Goldstein MosesLeah Goldstein Moses is the CEO of The Improve Group, a St. Paul-based international firm focused on evaluation, research and strategic planning. She and her team have worked with hundreds of clients such as the Kennedy Center, the nation’s busiest arts facility which touches millions of people each year through performances and by nurturing new works of art; Mercy Corps, which works in over 100 countries and more than 16 million people each year; and Lutheran Social Services, Minnesota’s largest nonprofit social services organization. She has gathered knowledge from over twelve years of experience helping nonprofits to measure and demonstrate impact, which in turn leads to improved services, innovation, and increased ability to build support. Her audiences and her clients rave about her proven methods of taking information and data and simplifying it in such a way so that organizations can sustain impact, decisions are clear and funds are easier to raise.

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