Developing Your Evaluation Strategy and Plan
Beginning November 23rd, the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is hosting “Developing Your Evaluation Strategy and Plan:”
“Nonprofits with a strategy and plan for evaluation gain new insights about their work, have stories to share with funders and other stakeholders, and generate ideas to strengthen their programs. Without an evaluation strategy and plan, nonprofits may waste valuable time and resources on surveys and other data-gathering methods that don’t provide helpful insights.
In this three-part virtual training, you’ll learn how to develop an evaluation plan designed to inform strategy and decision making for your program or organization.
This training will be highly interactive – combining presentations, conversations, and individual reflection and work. By the end, you will have the tools and training to craft a complete evaluation plan for a program, small organization or department of your choosing.
As a result of participating in this training, you will be able to:
- Define a clear purpose for your evaluation;
- Plan for evaluation activities; and
- Overcome common challenges.
Learners will experience engaging interaction with the training team throughout the training and will have access to their expertise during and between sessions. There will be assignments during sessions and suggested work between sessions so that by the end of the third session you will have a complete or nearly complete evaluation plan for a program, small organization, or department of your choosing.
This training is over the course of three days: November 23, November 30, and December 7 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. central each day.
In addition to reserving time to attend the two hours of live training each week, you will also need time to work on developing your evaluation strategy and plan; this may be an additional 2 or more hours each week.
Participants will be most successful if they have a program in mind that they would like to create an evaluation plan for.”