Now more than ever, nonprofits must be able to demonstrate how well they manage their resources, how effectively they deliver their services, and how they make decisions. Another way of putting it is: your nonprofit has only limited resources to fulfill its mission, and your donors, board members, and community expect all of your programs to effectively and efficiently contribute to the mission. This is a requirement for their continuing commitment to your organization, and there is also an expectation that you are able to demonstrate the importance and contribution of each of your programs.
With accountability and transparency as a requirement, successful nonprofits know that they not only have to evaluate and measure their results? they also have to share these with donors, board members, and the community in ways that inspire trust and enhance relationships. But how do you design an evaluation process that best demonstrates the efficiency and effectiveness of your programs and services? What factors are important to assess, and what elements best demonstrate good results? And, once you have this data, how will your organization use this information to focus its actions for future success?
Please join Lynn Ivey, nonprofit consultant, as she explores practical methods to measure the impacts of your nonprofit programs and how to use this information to enhance your ability to demonstrate their success. Learn how to design your evaluation process, key metrics to include, how to assess your results and use them as part of a quality improvement process, and how to communicate your findings in ways that are both feasible and meaningful.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:
- A practical nonprofit program evaluation framework that can be adapted for use by your nonprofit
- Ways to design your data collection process to address what you want to learn
- Methods to collect the data needed to identify problem areas and measure achievements
- Key metrics, performance indicators and benchmarks
- Ways to use your results to improve your program
- How to use your results to inform and engage your stakeholders
- Key aspects of evaluations, impacts, outcomes and accountability
- Ways to effectively communicate your results
- How to assess operational results against the strategic plan
- Ways to strengthen your nonprofit and garner support for your mission
YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER
Your conference leader for Guidance for Measuring Nonprofit Program Effectiveness: How to Satisfy Your Mission More Efficiently & Demonstrate Greater Fiscal Responsibility” is Lynn Ivey. Lynn is a consultant, trainer and speaker for nonprofits throughout the US. Her nonprofit experience spans more than 20 years and includes senior executive and leadership positions with healthcare, education, and family support/intervention programs. Her roles have been diverse including: administrator of one of South Carolina’s largest nonprofit hospice programs, director and coordinator of volunteer programs, personnel manager, social worker, staff trainer, clinical instructor, and preschool director. Lynn is a licensed social worker and long-term care administrator with a strong passion for building stronger communities. Because of her wealth of first-hand experience, both in senior nonprofit executive and volunteer positions, she is a sought-after speaker and has been invited to present at national, state and regional events and conferences. In addition to her professional work, she also has a wealth of volunteer experience including: women’s shelters, a theater company, U.S. Navy Family Service Center, and scouting. She has also held volunteer positions serving on the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals CEO Steering Committee, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Cancer Control Advisory Committee, and the South Carolina Association of Residential Care Homes Board of Directors, to mention only a few.
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