Build your own evaluation plan
At Blakely Consulting, we know that program evaluation is a struggle for many nonprofit leaders. Evaluation is necessary for grant applications, donor confidence, and program improvement — but it’s difficult to know what to measure, how to measure it, and sometimes even why it’s important. Not to mention the cost involved if you need to hire a dedicated consultant to walk you through the process.
That’s why we developed this course. Our course empowers nonprofit leaders to create or improve their evaluation methods without spending a lot of money or needing a lot of expertise. And it doesn’t take a lot of time, either! By the time you finish with this course, you will know how to create a logic model, choose a wildly important goal (your WIG), and develop the KPIs (key performance indicators) that will help you reach that goal. You’ll also learn how to tell a story using data - an important skill when writing those grant applications!
In this course, you will learn to:
The knowledge you acquire in this course will help you not only produce the outcomes you need for donors, funders, and the community, but it will also help you run effective programs with provable results.
I help mission-based organizations measure their impact so that they can do what they do well. I started my nonprofit career as a teacher in workforce development and adult basic education. It was important work and I was worried that we didn’t really know if we were doing it well. In the process of trying to answer that question, I got a Masters in Education and a PhD in Social Policy, and became an evaluator.