Measurement and Evaluation for Fundraising Success and Social Impact (Elective Course)
Nonprofit leaders can spend an enormous amount of time and effort creating evaluation models and reporting relevant data to funders to demonstrate positive social impact. Demonstrating success of a program or initiative is the basis for ensuring that a nonprofit has been a good steward of its mission and donated funds. However, the investment in building and fulfilling evaluation models must be commensurate with the funds awarded. This course will provide an overview of the planning and development of evaluation approaches that align well with the organization's and funder's needs. The course will introduce participants to the development and use of theories of change, logic models, dashboards, and similar methods for measuring social impact. The course will feature insights from program evaluators, funders and grant writers on the evaluation process. Students will prepare a basic evaluation model for a program or initiative and present it to their peers. They will also gain an understanding of how their evaluation tools fit into a broader context.
This Elective course is held over two days. Next session will be held on:
Date: Summer 2018 Semester: TBA
All classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fee Information: The fee for this class is $280. If you are interested in taking this course for graduate credit, click here to get more information on UMKC registration requirements and graduate fees.
Facilitator: Tom Vansaghi, Ph.D., Senior Fellow of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership.
Textbook Information: Required textbook for this course is "The ABCs of Evaluation: Timeless Techniques for Program and Project Management" (3rd Edition) by John Boulmetis and Phyllis Dutwin ISBN: 9780470873540
Location: University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC), Bloch Heritage Hall, 5110 Cherry Street, Room 4, Kansas City, Missouri.
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.