Evaluate Your Nonprofit's Success: Defining & Measuring Outcomes

In today's nonprofit climate, almost everyone who is important to your organization asks you to demonstrate your value. Funders…boards…association members…donors…partner agencies…they all want to hear more about outcomes (that is, the results you create) and less about what you do. Why has this become so important to funding organizations and the public, and can we manage this with everything else we have to do? In this course, participants will learn about the benefits of outcomes measurement and address critical questions such as the following:

-What outcomes can I really achieve with my clients?

-How will I measure these?

-What do our outcome results actually tell me and what other data do I need?

-How will I know if the program is successful?

Small group work and peer support is emphasized to help you identify key outcomes for your program, as well as develop outcome goal statements and a logic model to document your evaluation framework. This course will also review the benefits and pitfalls of a variety of measurement tools you may utilize, including surveys, interviews, and focus groups. We'll also give you practice creating measurement questions, and provide guidance on how your nonprofit, no matter how small, can take steps to identify and track outcomes that tell your nonprofit's story.

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
9 slots available