Evaluation for Impact

Essential tools and strategies for measuring the impact of your work in improving communities.

About this event

In our current economy, stakeholders are demanding evidence of impact and value for their investments. Many nonprofits do not know where to begin measuring impact, nor do they have staff trained and assigned to focus on evaluation.

This certificate program is designed to demonstrate how to leverage evaluation methods for outcomes-based planning, measuring for impact, and systematically tracking your work in improving communities. This series will help you build upon your individual and organizational strengths, providing you with an understanding for using evaluation thoughtfully, equipping you with concrete tools, implementation strategies, and tools on how to use data to share your stories of community impact.

You will be able to:

  • Develop and implement realistic and strategic evaluation plans where your team is on board
  • Use data to make informed decisions about program planning and allocating limited resources for greatest impact
  • Understand and share with your team the fundamental evaluation language, models, and processes
  • Communicate about the impact of their efforts to individuals, families and communities
  • Develop date-driven narratives that will help clients, donors, and other stakeholders more clearly understand the value of their involvement and support

Who Should Attend: This program is designed for nonprofit Executive Directors, Senior Leadership and Board Members.

This program meets on the following Thursdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm (PT):

  • April 27, 2023
  • May 11, 2023
  • May 25, 2023
  • June 8, 2023

Please note that Eventbrite will only populate your calendar automatically for the first session. You will need to manually add to your calendar the other 3 sessions.

Registration Fee:

  • Early Bird: $265 (ends on 4/13)
  • General Admission: $299

Scholarships

If you are a CNM Member or Scholarship Recipient, please send an email to [email protected] to receive your discount code.

Virtual Certificate

Optimized for the virtual environment, this 4-session certificate program will consist of presentations, group discussions, breakout group sessions, polls and short breaks. This is an opportunity to do a deep dive on a new topic and leave with tools that you can put in to practice immediately.

Instructor

Maura Harrington – Senior Vice President, Center for Nonprofit Management

An expert in the field of organizational development with a focus on strategic planning, Maura brings to CNM both consulting and training services to the nonprofit and public sectors. Maura’s extensive background includes serving as an adjunct professor at the USC School of Social Work and Psychology, designing and delivering leadership workshops, and training for leadership development research studies through the Connective Leadership Institute where she serves as an Advisory Board Member. Maura is also an executive coach and a certified Governance Trainer through BoardSource. She holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior from the Claremont Graduate School, an MBA from the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, and a B.S. in Psychology from Georgetown University.

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CNM Nonprofit Hotline

Need expert advice? We’re only an email or phone call away. Use this form to get in touch or call the Nonprofit Answer Hotline at the number listed below.

You can also schedule a free, 15-minute appointment and we’ll match you with an in-house expert.








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