Unit 1: Introduction to Nonprofit Evaluation & the Logic Model
• What evaluation is and is not
• Why evaluation is important to nonprofit organizations and why your funders are asking you for it
• Planning for evaluation begins when you apply for the grant
• Types of evaluation, and the approaches best suited to nonprofit programs
• Planning tools for evaluation – introduction to the logic model
• Crafting accurate, concise outcome statements
Unit 2: Creating an Evaluation Plan
• What an evaluation plan is and why you need one
• Using outcomes from our logic model to create your evaluation plan
• Setting priorities for your evaluation (navigating barriers based on budget, funder requirements, staff time and staff capacity)
• Creating indicators for your outcomes
• Defining benchmarks and targets where appropriate
Unit 3: Collecting the Data
• Taking stock of the data you already use
• Making data collection systematic
• Choosing and/or creating data collection tools – output information, surveys, interviews, focus groups
Unit 4: Analysis, Reporting and Use – Putting it All Together
• Appropriate analysis of the common data collection tools covered in Unit 3
• Common analysis mistakes and how to avoid them
• Reporting to various stakeholders (funders, donors, Board of Directors and the community)
• Using data for program improvement
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Program Evaluation for Nonprofits
August 5 - 30
November 4 - 29
Revenue Generation for Nonprofits
September 3 - October 25
Ave. hours 16, 1.6 CEUs/ILUs
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