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Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Program Evaluation for Mission Impact

Dec 6—7, 2019
2 days
Indianapolis, IN, USA
USD 895
USD 447 per day
Jul 17—18, 2020
2 days
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
USD 950
USD 475 per day
Sep 1—26, 2020
Online
USD 1100

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Description

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

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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Dec 6—7, 2019
2 days
Indianapolis, IN, USA
USD 895
USD 447 per day
Jul 17—18, 2020
2 days
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
USD 950
USD 475 per day
Sep 1—26, 2020
Online
USD 1100

How it works

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Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Proposal Writing and Grant Management

Next dates

Sep 16—17, 2019
2 days
Indianapolis, IN, USA
USD 990
USD 495 per day
Apr 6—7, 2020
2 days
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
USD 990
USD 495 per day
Jun 1—26, 2020
Online
USD 1040

Description

Grants are central to a comprehensive fundraising plan, and so is grant management. Identify the right foundations, study their guidelines and write a compelling proposal – either on paper or online. Ensure that you manage the grant properly and conclude with a thorough report that can help your grant funding continue.

Agenda

PROPOSAL WRITING AND GRANT MANAGEMENT

You’ll learn how to manage the complete grant lifecycle, including:

  • Researching funding priorities of corporations and foundations to match with project/program goals
  • Creating successful written and digital proposal packages
  • Tracking progress toward project goals
  • Stewarding the granting organization in the most meaningful ways
  • Reporting the results of the project internally, externally, and back to the funder

Opening

  • Course Introduction and Objectives
  • TFRS Overview
  • Understanding the Funding Environment Today

Pre-Award Phase 1 Developing Fundable Projects

Pre Award Phase 2 Matching Funding Priorities with Grantmakers

Pre Award Phase 3 Creating successful proposals

  • Award Phase 3 Creating successful proposals
  • Developing the package
  • Defining the plan
  • Creating the story
  • Planning the work
  • Preparing for success
  • Communicating the impact

Adjourn

PROPOSAL WRITING AND GRANT MANAGEMENT Day 2

Review and Reflect

  • Pre Award Phase 4 Submitting the proposal

Award Phase: Accepting the Funding

Post Award Phase: Managing and stewarding the project

Action Plan

  • Develop an individualized checklist/plan to guide project creation, development, implementation, management, and evaluation, and feel better prepared for grant solicitation and management.

Final Reflections

Graduation

ADJOURN

ONLINE COURSE AGENDA

WEEK 1:

  • Readings
  • Narrated Presentation
  • Quiz
  • Assignment: Creating a Specific Case for Project Support
  • Assignment: Discussing Your Project Need

WEEK 2:

  • Readings
  • Narrated Presentation
  • Quiz
  • Assignment: Creating a Project Logic Model
  • Assignment: Discussing Timelines and Budgets

WEEK 3:

  • Readings
  • Narrated Presentation
  • Quiz
  • Assignment: Evaluating Projects for Funding
  • Assignment: Discussing LOIs and Digital Proposals

WEEK 4:

  • Readings
  • Narrated Presentation
  • Quiz
  • Optional Assignment: Reporting the Results
  • Assignment: Discussing When Things Go Wrong
  • Final Assignment: Action Plan Outline

You’ll learn how to

  • Research funding priorities of corporations and foundations to match with project/program goals
  • Create successful written and digital proposal packages
  • Track progress toward project goals
  • Steward the granting organization in the most meaningful ways
  • Report the results of the project internally, externally, and back to the funder

What you’ll receive

  • An easy-to-use, comprehensive study guide for future reference
  • Resources for finding funding sources
  • A bibliography on proposal writing
  • Proposal and project content assessment forms
  • Project management and reporting tools and resources

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