Evaluation of Nonprofit Agencies Workshop
June 17, 2014
9:00 am—4:00 pm
University of Iowa
Come spend a day learning about evaluation and how you can use it effectively in your agency. In this course you will learn:
♦ the different types of evaluation
♦ differences between process and outcome evaluation
♦ how to write a logic model and an effective evaluation plan
♦ preparing performance measures that help you collect relevant and realistic data
♦ qualitative data collection methods
♦ data reporting
♦ dissemination plans
♦ how to work with evaluators
Program managers, program directors, grant writers, and anyone who is interested in evaluation. No experience is necessary, but please come prepared with questions and concerns about your current evaluation practice.
The cost to attend Evaluation of Nonprofit Agencies is $65.00 per person. Make your check payable to the NRC and mail to:
National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice
UI Research Park
100 MTP4, Room 162
Iowa City, IA 52242-5000
To register, please fill out the registration form and send to NRC.
Working with Outcomes
This one-day training introduces participants to outcome evaluation, and
takes participants through the steps of developing outcomes and measures,
and planning for data collection and reporting. The workshop combines
instruction with hands-on practice.
101 - Evaluation for the Rest of Us
The expression "do
your level best" originated during the California Gold Rush
of the 1840's, when prospectors panning for gold would shake the
sand and gravel from the riverbed until it was level, the better
to spot the fragments of gold. Learn how to increase your
capacity and confidence about evaluation so that you can make the
"gold" in your work stand out.
to Logic Models
basic evaluation such as formative, process and outcome evaluation;
what a logic model is; and how to create a program and evaluation
logic model for your program. This is hands-on training that
will add a new skill to your toolbox.
Outcomes are designed to demonstrate through documentation that
intended results of programs have been achieved. An added benefit
is that programs are able to see for themselves how effective they
have been and where improvements can be made. This session presents
an approach to outcomes that is easy to implement and simple to
process. The results of two large-scale, multiple-site evaluations
are covered, with an explanation of how similar basic outcome measures
approaches can be achieved. Discussion of the results, their meaning,
and the process necessary to obtain these and similar outcome measures
from agency staff will be provided.