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  • Measurement and Evaluation for Fundraising Success and Social Impact

    Tuesday, June 04, 2019 — 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Instructor: Tom Vansaghi, MCNL Senior Fellow and Assistant Professor at William Jewell College

    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 two-day 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 course is an elective in the Professional Fundraising Series.

    Dates for this two-day course:

    Tuesday, June 4, 2019 – 8:30am-4:30pm
    Tuesday, June 25, 2019 – 8:30am-4:30pm