We recently created a short slideshare that describes why nonprofit organizations should evaluate their programs. Beyond simply reporting program outcomes to funders, the slideshare makes a case for using evaluation for program improvement. It’s short and to the point and we hope you’ll take a look:
Let us know what you think!
The Support Center for Nonprofit Management will be hosting us on September 4th for two evaluation related workshops. The morning session is all about survey design. In it, we’ll cover strategies for increasing response rate, always a challenge, as well as techniques for writing valid survey questions. The framework we’ll use is Don Dillman’s Total Design Method which is relevant to both paper and pencil and web based surveys. If you need to survey your participants, visitors, staff, donors or your community, you won’t want to miss this brief three hour introduction.
OK, you followed our suggestions in the survey workshop and now you’ve got a pile of data to analyze. How do you turn this data into usable knowledge? Or, you and your team just conducted twenty-five client interviews. You’ve got pages and pages of notes from each one. How do you summarize what you’ve learned? How do you identify common themes in what your respondents told you? Answering these questions is what our afternoon workshop is all about. We’ll show you how to analyze data in such a way that will enable you to report what you’ve learned to stakeholders and advance your organization’s goals.
To see the outlines for the two sessions click here.
To download the demo data for the data analysis workshop click here
To register, click here.