The capacity to do and use evaluation starts with an organization’s willingness to engage in the process. Are staff motivated to do the evaluation, or do they feel mandated to do so? Are staff able to collaborate on evaluation activities such as creating measurable outcomes or data usage, or do they operate in silo? Do they value outcomes and see the connection between data and revenue? There are underlying factors that can help or hinder an organization’s ability to engage in evaluation practices. We will explore these issues through interactive activities, real life examples, tips and tools to build a culture of evaluation.
- Understand the role organizational culture plays in evaluation capacity building (ECB)
- Understand three organizational factors that influence ECB
- Gain knowledge in how to shift an organization’s culture to an evaluation mindset
Workshop cost: $15 for Members or $30 for Non-Members
Workshop time: Starts at 12:00pm, ends at 1:30pm
About our presenter: Chari Smith believes evaluation should be accessible, practical and usable. She founded Evaluation into Action, located in Portland, Oregon, to help nonprofit professionals create realistic and meaningful program evaluation processes. She has taught several workshops helping nonprofit and evaluation professionals understand the value and use of program evaluation. She is a member of the Oregon Program Evaluation Network (OPEN), the American Evaluation Association (AEA), and serves on their Nonprofit and Foundations Topic Interest Group (TIG) Leadership Council.
About the location: The Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits does not have food available. This is a brown bag lunch & learn, so please be sure to bring your own lunch. There are a limited number of 2-hour visitor parking spots in the surface lot located across the street from the location (on the corner of Sherman and 8th Ave.). There is also metered street parking available. The Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits is also conveniently located near the 0, 0L, 3L, 83D, 83L, and 87L bus lines.