Trainings Brought to You
Bringing evaluation know-how to you
We have training topics ready to go, which we can customize and bring to your team or a cohort of nonprofit partners.
Let’s start with the fundamentals:
Focusing Your Evaluation
You want to do an evaluation, but don’t know where to start? Take a step back from the day-to-day and use this opportunity to focus your evaluation.
Define your program
Develop key evaluation questions that get at what you really want to know
Strengthening Your Survey Design Skills
A well-written survey generates substantial, actionable data. Design high-quality surveys by understanding:
When surveys are most appropriate
Key principles for writing surveys
Best practices of structuring surveys
How-to tips on survey distribution
This training can also be combined with content on survey analysis.
Designing & Conducting Qualitative Evaluations
Sometimes, we get the most illuminating, rich information from going out and talking with people!
Learn how to design and conduct interviews and focus groups to make the best use of time for everyone involved.
Understand the process for designing and conducting interviews and focus groups from start to finish, including selecting a topic (and what makes a good topic for interviews or focus groups), writing questions, facilitation skills and grasping the nuts and bolts of interview and focus group logistics.
This training can also be combined with content on qualitative analysis.
Looking for something more?
Our evaluation fundamentals, explained above, are the most cost-effective to start with, but other training topics we offer include:
Presenting Data Effectively
Putting Evidence to Work: Evidence-Based Program Design
What Board Members Need to Know about Evaluation
What Development Staff Need to Know about Evaluation
What Communications Staff Need to Know about Evaluation
What Nonprofit Leadership Needs to Know about Evaluation
What Funders Need to Know about Evaluation
Want something completely customized?
We can also work with you to develop an evaluation training specific to your needs!
Anything evaluation-related is our bread and butter.
Let’s get started
We are excited to discuss your needs and co-develop a training plan.
Let’s start with a conversation where we can answer any questions you might have.
Upcoming Conference Workshops
Find us at an upcoming conference or event
Focusing Your Evaluation | March 2, 2019: Time TBD
You want to do an evaluation, but don’t know where to start? Take a step back from the day-to-day and use this opportunity to focus your evaluation by defining your program and developing key evaluation questions that get at what you really want to know.
Nonprofit Day Conference // Colorado Springs, Colorado
March 15, 2019
What Communications Staff Need to Know about Evaluation | March 15, 2019: 10:45am-12pm
As a communications pro, you play a dual role: you mobilize communications vehicles to achieve your nonprofit’s mission AND you use those vehicles to promote your organization’s progress towards its mission. Come learn how evaluation can help make your work more effective.