October 17, 24, and 31, 2017 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Virtual Training - live and online

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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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 go beyond basic evaluation concepts to learning how to craft strategic, informed decisions about evaluation 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 crafted 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:

  1. Align evaluation strategically with mission, values and operations of organization,
  2. Plan for evaluation activities, and
  3. Overcome common challenges, including low survey response rates and poor data quality

Learners will experience engaging interaction with the trainer throughout the training and access to her expertise during and between sessions. There will be assignments to complete during and 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.

Fee: $119 for MCN members

Please Note:

Participants will be most successful if they have: (1) existing knowledge of evaluation and basic methods for evaluating programs and organizations (surveys, focus groups, etc.), and (2) past experience using and analyzing data from at least one form of evaluation methods and have spent time reflecting on what worked well and what did not with their past evaluation experiences.

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.

Technology Requirements:

This virtual training uses Adobe Connect. Log-in instructions will emailed to you shortly after you complete the registration process. If you don’t receive the email, please first check your spam folder, then contact You will need a computer with a reliable high-speed internet connection. Audio is available via your computer or your phone; choose the audio connection that provides you with the best sound quality.

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