Program Evaluation for Mission Impact

Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

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  • 2 days
  • in person

Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

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About the course

This course focuses on the techniques and application of evaluation methods to assess the effectiveness of nonprofit programs.

What this course is about

Program evaluation is one mechanism for establishing accountability in nonprofit organizations. This course focuses on the techniques and application of evaluation methods to assess the effectiveness of nonprofit programs. Participants will learn evaluation techniques currently used to determine whether nonprofit programs are having the intended effects. Participants will also learn how to develop and implement cutting-edge performance measurement strategies in nonprofit organizations.

Topics include:

  • Program evaluation and accountability
  • Practical program evaluation techniques
  • Performance management strategies for effective and efficient programming

Schedule

Program Evaluation for Mission Impact is offered in-person and online.

In-person Schedule

The in-person class is two days in length.

  • Day 1: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Day 2: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Online Schedule

The online course is four weeks in length.

Each week you'll have a course module to complete. Each module consists of:

  • readings (available in PDF format)
  • viewing pre-recorded narrated presentations
  • completing a 10-question quiz where you must score a 7 or higher
  • engaging in forum discussions with others
  • and submitting assignments.

AGENDA

Day 1

  • Introductions, Identifying session goals, Defining program evaluation goals and types
  • Conceptualization, operationalization and measurement,The logic model
  • Research design for program evaluation, Causation
  • Experiments and surveys

Day 2

  • Sampling, Qualitative vs. quantitative approaches; Performancemeasurement
  • Ethics, Reporting evaluation results; Limitations & related issues
  • Data analysis and forecasting; Cost-benefit analysis
  • Participant presentations of evaluation designs
  • Wrap-up and closing discussion

ONLINE COURSE AGENDA

WEEK 1: INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAM EVALUATION

  • Readings
  • Narrated Presentations 1 & 2
  • Quiz
  • Assignment: Logic Model
  • Assignment: Discussion

WEEK 2: EFFECTIVE RESEARCH DESIGN

  • Readings
  • Narrated Presentations 1 & 2
  • Quiz
  • Assignment: Program Description for Final Project
  • Assignment: Literature Review for Final Project
  • Assignment: Discussion

WEEK 3: EVALUATION METHODS

  • Readings
  • Narrated Presentations 1-3
  • Quiz
  • Assignment: Methods Section for Final Project
  • Assignment: Discussion

WEEK 4: PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT, DATA ANALYSIS & FORECASTING

  • Readings
  • Narrated Presentations 1-4
  • Quiz
  • Assignment: Final Project: Program Evaluation Plan
  • Assignment: Analysis of Kids Count Data Center
  • Assignment: Discussion
  • Course Evaluation

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Program Evaluation for Mission Impact at Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

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