Introduction to Evaluation and the Use of Logic Models for Nonprofits

Jul 26
10:00am - 1:00pm

The Community Room

If you’re a nonprofit, you’ve probably heard a lot about logic models. For program and development staff alike, they can play an important role in clarifying and articulating why a program exists.

Logic models are living guidance to support sound program implementation, and this workshop will cover the basics of program evaluation and the use of logic models. We’ll cover:

The macro view of evaluations and logic models;
Provide the opportunity to work on a logic model for your program, leveraging both facilitator and peer insight; and
Answer questions!
Prior to the meeting, attendees can download a template of a logic model:

Learning objectives:

Define program evaluation and how it differs from other kinds of research
Distinguish different kinds of evaluations and their purposes
Discuss basic evaluation questions
Identify potential evaluation designs—with an eye to minimizing cost and maximizing evaluation effectiveness
Work on a logic model for your respective program(s)
Who should attend:

Any nonprofit leader or staff member who may be interested in learning about and/or planning to conduct a program evaluation. While this workshop will be of interest to those who are new to program evaluation, it will also provide a useful review of evaluation and the use of logic models for those already familiar with evaluation.

About the presenter: Brad Rose, Brad Rose Consulting

Brad Rose, Ph.D., is a Stanford University and Brandeis University trained applied sociologist, who has more than 20 years of experience designing and conducting program evaluations for a range of clients in the non-profit, philanthropic, k-12 and higher education sectors. Dr. Rose has extensive experience assisting clients to ensure that they are utilizing data both to measure the impacts of their programming and to inform program refinement/strengthening. He brings to the practical challenges involved in determining program effectiveness an extensive, experience-based knowledge of organization- and program-design, and a collaborative and inclusive approach to client engagements. Dr. Rose is committed to assisting organizations to accomplish immediate program objectives, to achieving longer-term organizational goals, and to building, organizations’ intrinsic capacities for program evaluation.

“The Dover Town Library is not sponsoring this event.”