Practical Program Evaluation- Assessing Experience, Outcome, & Impact

Date06/19/2019   |   Time9:30 am - 4:30 pm  

300 Madison Ave.
300 Madison Ave. 8th floor
Toledo, OH 43604 Driving Directions: 

PARKING OPTIONS: Superior Parking Garage (enter off of Superior or St. Clair Street) or Port Lawrence Parking Garage (enter off of St. Clair Street near Jefferson). Garage rates run $1.00 - $6.00 for ½ hour to 4 hours ($8 daily maximum).

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Contact: Lexi Haas, Associate Director
Phone: (419) 241-9513

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  This workshop is eligible for 6 hours in the Organizational Management Track of the Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

This workshop is the final of four in the Minority Executive Leadership Certificate.
  The C4NPR Nonprofit Management certificate program is sponsored by 
Approved for 6.0 CFRE credits.

Workshop description:
Evaluating your nonprofit’s programs can feel like the last item on a long to-do list. Program evaluation is an important and rewarding activity, but nonprofits often don’t know where to start or how to make it practical and powerful. This workshop will help participants better understand the role program evaluation can play in their organization and improve or get started with program evaluation through hands-on planning and survey work. Aurora will provide take-away resources and examples. Participants will:

• Discuss the key aspects of integrating program evaluation into an organization, especially the role that leadership plays in building an evaluation culture and the role that staff participation plays in supporting it.

• Discuss the role of a program theory (e.g. logic models) in guiding program evaluation. Practice identifying different types of outcomes for their programs using the Bennett’s Hierarchy logic model, a helpful alternative to the Kellogg logic model. Bennett’s Hierarchy is a simple and specific model that helps program planners identify different types of important outcomes to evaluate.

• Discuss the fundamentals of good program evaluation design. Practice writing survey questions to assess program participants’ experiences, outcomes, and impact. Tying survey questions to logic model outcomes is a practical way to tell a powerful story of success. Aurora will provide a real example survey for review and discussion.

Target Audience:
Nonprofit practitioners at all levels – leaders, managers, program developers/deliverers, front line staff.

Presenter's Bio:
Al Onkka is a principal consultant at Aurora Consulting, a Minnesota-based firm serving nonprofits. He works at the leadership level to help nonprofits plan for the future and evaluate their impact. Al has worked in the field of evaluation, promoting data-based decision-making and organizational learning,since 2009. He is inquisitive, analytical, good at connecting ideas, practical, and affable. Al earned his master’s degree in Evaluation Studies from UMN’s Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development. He serves on the board of the Midwest Oceanographic Institute.

Event Logistics:

  • Workshop registration starts at 9:15 am.
  • The cost of the workshop does not include lunch.
  • A map of lunch options will be provided in an email sent to you prior to the workshop.
  • Workshop slides will be emailed to you prior to the workshop.
  • Morning coffee provided along with a light afternoon snack.
  • Water provided throughout the day.

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