22NTC Session Proposal

Workshop: 8 Steps to Elevate Your Nonprofit’s Data & Evaluation Practices

Submitted by: Catherine Smith 🟠


In this workshop, we’re going to make what many see as daunting and out-of-reach – fun, interactive, and meaningful. We will guide participants through an 8-step process to redefine how data and evaluation can improve an organization, and integrate it into the delivery of its programs. By connecting your daily activities to the long-term outcomes you are trying to achieve, getting clear about their commitment to equity (and how to measure it), and building the internal capacity for continuous improvement – nonprofits can reframe how they collect and use data to be in service of their organizations and their clients first – setting them up to stand out from their peers.

Together, we will be breaking through the complexity of program evaluation and learn easily accessible, manageable, and actionable steps, in a way that prioritizes consideration for the capacity, time, and budget constraints of the nonprofit sector.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to understand, measure, and communicate the value of their programming to clients, donors, and funders.
  • Learn how to build a culture of continuous improvement and learning and set your organization up for fundraising success.
  • Get tangible, accessible, tools to help your program stand out as the best provider for the services you offer.

Session Type

60 minute workshop

Target Audience

Program Managers and Coordinators; Nonprofit Leadership; Directors of small- and medium- sized nonprofits; Foundation decision makers; Start-up nonprofits