Webinar Multi-part Virtual Training: Evaluation Basics: What Evaluation is and How to Use It

Date: May 21, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Virtual training - live and online - in two parts: 10 a.m. to Noon on May 21 and 22

Fee: $75 for MCN members Register Now!

Everyone has experienced evaluation in some form. But would you like to know more about what evaluation is and how you can use it to increase your program’s impact?

Evaluation can give us insights about our work, stories to share with others and ideas to strengthen our programs and their impact. Done thoughtfully, evaluation also can provide the chance to engage stakeholders in new and meaningful ways. Join The Improve Group for this two-part virtual training to learn how to incorporate evaluation into your work.

As a result of participating in this training, you will:

  • Understand the basics of what evaluation is,
  • Understand the different reasons people choose to evaluate, and
  • Recognize different approaches to evaluation.

Participants will leave this workshop armed with a place to start evaluating one of their programs and resources for digging deeper into evaluation.


  • What if I have a conflict with one of the two dates? The second session builds upon the first session. Therefore, if you have a conflict with one of the sessions, we recommend not registering for this training. We hope to offer it again in late 2018.
  • Will the session be recorded? Because of the highly interactive nature of this training, which will include ongoing conversation via chat and polls, it will not be recorded. Instead, materials summarizing the session will be provided.
  • Can registrations be shared? To achieve the best possible learning outcomes during this training, each participant needs to have their own connection to the virtual classroom, which means registrations can't be shared. Participants will be actively engaging with the trainer via chat and polls, and thus each needs to have their own keyboard, computer, and connection to the training.

Technology Requirements

This virtual training uses Adobe Connect. Log-in instructions will emailed to you shortly after you complete the registration process. If you don’t receive the email, please first check your spam folder, then contact events@minnesotanonprofits.org. You will need a computer with a reliable high-speed internet connection. Audio is available via your computer or your phone; choose the audio connection that provides you with the best sound quality.

About the Presenters

This session will be led by The Improve Group’s experts in evaluation capacity building and guided by Leah Goldstein Moses, founder and C.E.O.. The Improve Group is a St. Paul-based, international consulting firm focused on research, evaluation and strategic planning. The Improve Group team has worked with hundreds of nonprofits, including building the capacity for evaluation with many of these clients. For nearly 20 years they have been helping nonprofits measure and demonstrate impact, which in turn leads to improved services, innovation and increased ability to build support. The team is keen at making evaluation meaningful, engaging and fun! With a team approach to training, The Improve Group is able to drawn on a broad range of on-the-ground experiences, providing participants applicable tips and examples of why and how to conduct evaluations in their organizations.

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