Nonprofit Planning and Evaluation

Nonprofit Planning and Evaluation

Do you feel challenged to clearly and plainly convey what your programs are all about to your community, stakeholders, staff, and/or funders? Can you demonstrate the connection between your actions, outcomes, and impact in the community? This workshop uses a logic model framework to help you plan your programs with the end in mind. You'll improve your ability to design, market, monitor, and evaluate your organization's programs using long-term, measurable outcomes. This versatile and essential tool for designing programs will help you to identify needed resources, actions, achievable outcomes and overall impact. In this interactive session you will study the difference between inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes and impact, and practice your hand at designing Logic Models through interactive class exercises.

Upon completion of the session, participants should be able to:
•    Describe and define problem analysis and how it can help define social issues
•    Identify causes and effects
•    Create a problem analysis that correctly reflects needs
•    Explain the logical framework and how it can help create, plan, design, and frame a program that responds to needs and concretely states desired impact
•    Define a theory of change and use it to explain their program and its potential impact
•    Create a logic model that correctly reflects a cohesive program design
•    Identify and apply program measurement in order to help create program efficiency and determine program quality
•    Define appropriate methodologies to determine program impact
•    Identify appropriate indicators and share program information and findings with others

Course Fee: $195.00 tuition (non-credit)

Instructor Bios


Nonprofit Planning and Evaluation

  • Melissa Nemon

    Dr. Melissa Nemon is the owner and founder of Nemon Consulting LLC, a woman-owned community-based research and services firm in operation for over a decade. Her work is community focused and she studies potential solutions to social issues and injustices through community-based research and practice. She has worked with local communities; state and federal government agencies; and a variety of nonprofit/NGO, government, and for-profit organizations and agencies. Since 2008, she teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate academic classes as well as facilitates various community workshops and speaks at conferences across the US. Melissa holds a B.A. in Psychology, a M.A. in Community Social Psychology, a M.A. in Community Economic Development with a specialization in Public Policy, and a Ph.D. in Community Economic Development. D

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