Making Sense of Your Programs Impact: Evaluation Learning Cohort
"Are we making a difference?"
"What impact are we having?"
"Are those we serve better off for our efforts?"
Does your organization ask these questions? Do your funders ask these questions? Does your board? As nonprofits pursue more evidence-based strategies they immediately realize the magnitude and expense of their efforts.
In order to alleviate the burden on nonprofits, the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership is excited to introduce its inaugural learning cohort on program evaluation. Over the course of six months, participants will design, create and implement an evaluation for one of their programs.
Cohorts will participate in six months of interactive working sessions. Organizations will carry out the work and generate their own evaluation with the assistance of the Midwest Center's evaluation team and senior fellow network. The cost for the series is $1,500 per organization. Early-Bird Special: If you register by December 31, 2017 the series is $1,000 per organization.
Our first learning cohort will begin in February 2018 and run through July 2018. It will consist of 6 half day sessions and a final celebratory event.
February 22 & 23, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Introduction to evaluation. Determine the question you wish to study for your organization's needs. Conduct a literature review of your topic of study.
March 29, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Design your study. Based on knowledge gained in your literature review determine who you will collect data from, what data your will collect, design your collection instrument(s) and explore analysis requirements.
June 7 & 8, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
After data has been collected, learn how to analyze, interpret and report your findings.
July 11, 2018 (4 p.m. - 6 p.m.)
How to extend your evaluation design to other programs. Share your results. Celebrate.
*Because learning circles rely on the value of participant interaction it is critical for participants to commit to the full schedule.
Full refunds will be given when cancellations are made at least five working days before the first class session. A $50 cancellation fee will be deducted from refunds when notification occurs fewer than five working days before class begins. No refunds will be made after the first session has begun.