Grand Junction: Planning and Evaluation 9am-12pm AND Results Matter: Improve Programs and Advance Fundraising with Performance Measures 12:30pm-2:30pm
Western Colorado Area Health Education Center
Grand Junction, CO
Phone: 303-832-5710 x 204
744 Horizon Court, Suite #220
Grand Junction, CO
Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Colorado
Planning and Evaluation
Presenters: Sharon Knight, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Colorado Nonprofit Association and Cindy Walters, Regional Manager, Social Solutions
Evaluation and planning are two important aspects of every nonprofit's work. Not only can effective use of both lead to improved programs and service, but evidenced-based programming and outcomes measurement (used for evaluation) is more important than ever to the funding community.
The planning portion of this class will feature essential practices for nonprofits to follow in defining their overall activities including community input, strategic planning, operational plans, risk management and disaster planning. During the evaluation portion of this class participants will learn about the critical fundamentals for effective program evaluation.
Executive directors, board members and program staff responsible for evaluation are the primary targets for this important workshop.
Optional: Lunch and Networking 12:00pm-12:30pm
Lunch will be included for those who are registered for the full day of training. Those attending the either the morning or the afternoon session only can register and pay $10 for lunch as well. Otherwise, you are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch on your own.
Fundraising and Executive Leadership
Results Matter: Improve Programs and Advance Fundraising with Performance Measures
Can you prove that your organization does great work? While evaluation is important to ensure the very best programs and services, it is also very important for fundraising. Many granting agencies, and now donors, are seeking evidence that nonprofit programs are needed and that fiscal resources are being utilized to produce targeted outcomes. With added competition for funding, organizations that can demonstrate critical need for their programs - and then the effectiveness of their program activities - will be viewed more favorably. Foundation boards and donors want to know that their funds are being used wisely. Learn how to develop a plan for evaluation and how to best report your effectiveness to the people that invest in your organization.