Evaluative Practice: A Nonprofit Quarterly Advancing Practice Series

Evaluative Practice: A Master Class for Nonprofit Leaders on Linking Strategy and Evaluation
A Nonprofit Quarterly Advancing Practice Series

Early Bird expires: April 30th original Master Class price $250 

Many organizations have addressed learning and evaluation in fits and starts when a particular grant or contract has required it or when a staff member has had the skill and inclination to do it.  Very few organizations have embedded learning and evaluation into their everyday work. As nonprofit leaders, we know learning and evaluation are important, but we struggle to integrate them into the fabric of our organizations. Who has the time or the money? 

It's time to refresh our thinking about learning and evaluation and commit to weaving them into organizational practice. We owe it to our constituents and to ourselves.  We can't be truly effective without learning and evaluation. An organization with a clear purpose, that can demonstrate the impact it makes, and that is engaged in learning in order to be as effective as possible---that's compelling to staff, to volunteers, to funders, and to community members. And, it taps into the values that brought us to the nonprofit sector in the first place. 

If this resonates for you, we invite you to join us for a four-part Nonprofit Quarterly Advancing Practice series. We encourage you to designate two or more people from your organization to move through this course together (it's the same price for any sized group) and reignite the commitment to learning and evaluation across your organization! 

The course includes practical tools, real-world examples, frank talk about how and why organizations get stuck, team-based homework assignments, and live coaching between sessions to help you problem solve and keep moving.  


About the Series

Session One: Getting Grounded     May 23, 2019 at 2:00 - 3:00 EST

  • Overview of trends making learning and evaluation more important
  • Exploring your organization's readiness for learning and evaluation

Session Two: Strategy & Organizational Identity     May 30, 2019 at 2:00 - 3:00 EST

  • Strategy and organizational identity
  • Critical questions every organization needs to address 

Session Three: Building the Inquiry Muscle  June 13, 2019 at 2:00 - 3:00 EST

  • Identifying the critical questions for your organization 
  • Practical ways to gather the right information 

Session Four: Developing Practical Systems     June 27, 2019 at 2:00 - 3:00 EST

  • Making sense of and using information 
  • Building it in: making it real, making it last

PLUS: Interactive Q&A and Coaching Sessions on Facebook Live

  • May 23rd at 3:15 EST
  • June 4th at 4:00 EST
  • June 18th at 4:00 EST