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Warming Up to Outcomes Measurement: Measuring What Matters

Date:
October 8th, 2019
Time:
8:30AM to 12:00PM
Location:
Philanthropy Massachusetts, 133 Federal Street, Suite 802, Boston, MA
Audience:
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit
Event type:
Core
Member fee:
$20
Base fee:
$40

Outcomes Measurement is a very broad term and ultimately does not have a widely shared industry standard.  To fully encompass the history, vocabulary, theory and strategy surrounding Outcomes Measurement, a full three day workshop, if not an entire semester of classes would be needed.

The goal of this hands-on workshop is to share some practical tools and approaches that you can apply to your organization’s current approach to logic models, theories of change or evaluation planning. 

Defining good program and organizational outcomes is an essential skill that helps organizations strategize and tell the story of how they are making a difference.  It is also a skill that is linked to program monitoring, assessment and organizational learning. 

While the fast-paced workshop is designed as an introduction for nonprofit staff that may be new to outcomes measurement, we also hope to challenge seasoned professionals to think about how they partner with their staff, constituents, and communities to evaluate impact in ways that are more participatory and fun.

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the relationship between outcomes measurement and logic models, theories of change, program planning, and grant writing
  • Identify appropriate data sources and data collection strategies for program assessment
  • Use outcome data to create performance dashboards and prepare impact reports
  • Utilize a big picture approach to thinking about Outcomes Measurement

About the Presenter:

Prentice Zinn joined GMA in 1999 and became a director in 2007. He serves as an administrator for the Conservation, Food & Health Foundation, the Dolphin Trust, the Sociological Initiatives Foundation, the A.C. Ratshesky Foundation, the Miller Foundation and the Jessie B. Cox Charitable Trust. The scope of his assignments includes start-up work with new donors, helping foundations rethink their mission and focus, and identifying high impact funding opportunities in the fields of the environment, public health, and human services. 

A Latin American studies graduate of the University of Michigan, Prentice also has Masters degrees from the University of Michigan School of Social Work and the Boston University School of Public Health. 

Registration type: 
Normal registration

Zoom Instructions:

Zoom information: Zoom information for the program will be sent out to all registrants one week before AND in the afternoon of the business day before the session is scheduled to take place.  Please reach out to info@philanthropyma.org if you believe you are registered for this program and do not receive the link.

Registration & Program Follow-up Materials: Registration for the program will be closed at 2pm EST on the day before the program is scheduled to take place.  If you register after this point, you will be added to the waitlist and will be able to receive the program recording as well as all follow-up materials from the session.  For fee-based Nonprofit Partner programs, you can request these materials for a discounted rate.  Please note that it may take up to a week to prepare and disseminate those materials to all registrants.

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