The power of evaluation: understanding organizational impact, guiding service improvement and supporting policy development
Increasingly, non-profit organizations are being asked to demonstrate the concrete results and impact of their efforts. Both external and internal stakeholders such as funders, volunteers, board members and staff are seeking to understand the impact of their contributions in the community.
In this interactive session, workshop participants can:
- Learn about the value of evaluation: in a field with limited resources, it is vital to collect accurate and comprehensive data to deliver most effective services;
- Understand the basic components of building an evaluation and measurement framework;
- Identify simple and appropriate evaluation methods and tools to measure results and impact;
Understand how evaluation can inform and support organization’s leadership, mission, vision and goals.