Program Evaluation

What level of impact are your nonprofit programs having on the community? How can a nonprofit measure their progress toward their mission and vision?

Evaluation is key in creating data-driven decisions about program improvement. It also helps nonprofits understand the true impact of their program. During the workshop, participants will have an opportunity to unpack their understanding of and experiences with evaluation and explore the different between research and evaluation. This workshop will provide participants with an understanding on how to develop an evaluation plan for their organization. Participants will learn foundational elements around evaluation design, how to implement evaluations, and how to analyze the data you receive.

Topics Addressed: evaluation, program management, data analysis

Level: Introductory course

Who should attend?

  • Program directors, staff, and board members looking to evaluate a program in their organization
  • CNM Members working toward their Volunteer Management certificate

Method of Facilitation: interactive discussion, group activities

This work will amplify the impact of nonprofits by helping participants:

  • Understand the difference between research and evaluation.
  • Understand the steps in the life cycle of an evaluation project.
  • Discuss evaluation in real-world contexts.
  • Learn how program design impacts evaluation and data.
  • Identify basic data collection and analysis methods (and when to use them).

Amy Campbell, Elevate ConsultingJessica Benton, Elevate ConsultingHannah Wohltjen, Elevate Consulting
October 17, 2019; 9:00 AM to October 17, 2019; 3:30 PM
End Date
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
$130.00 for Members; $215.00 for nonmembers; $130.00 for students

Subject Area(s)
Planning & Evaluation
Center for Nonprofit Management
Other Details
Lunch Included


This workshop has already started and registrations are no longer being accepted. If you are interested in taking this course, please refer to the list below to find another time with the course will be offered.

This workshop is not currently offered at any other times.