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Proving Your Case: Impact Evaluation for Nonprofits

Ecotrust Conference Center 721 NW 9th Avenue
Portland

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Julie Petrokubi, Director of Evaluation
Camp Fire Columbia

Presentation & Continental Breakfast at 8:00
Networking at 9:30

In this interactive session, we’ll explore how to build the evaluation capacity of your nonprofit in order to promote organizational learning. Using Camp Fire Columbia as a case study, this session will offer a framework and resources for thinking about how to develop an evaluation strategy that informs multiple aspects of nonprofit management.

Stakeholders from different parts of the Camp Fire system will speak to how they utilize evaluation in various activities, such as program design, implementation and management, strategic planning, outreach, fundraising, and communications. They will also share key lessons learned from Camp Fire Columbia’s experience developing an organization-wide evaluation strategy. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect both individually and in small groups about implications for their own organization.

The session will cover the following topics:

  • Integrating “evaluative thinking” into nonprofit practice
  • Understanding the various purposes and types of evaluation
  • Developing an evaluation approach that fits your organization
  • Identifying key stakeholders and engaging them in evaluation processes
  • Utilizing evaluation results to support the mission of your organization

About the Presenter

Julie Petrokubi has over 17 years of experience in the areas of nonprofit management, training, policy, and evaluation. As the Director of Evaluation for Camp Fire Columbia, Julie established an evaluation and quality assessment system for nine programs serving over 3,000 K-12 youth annually. Julie is currently completing a PhD in Youth, Organization, and Community Development at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studies youth-adult partnerships in nonprofit management and systems change. Julie’s research and evaluation experience includes assessing individual, organizational, and community-level projects. A member of the Cradle to Career Initiative Data Team, Julie is very interested in the potential for communities to use data to inform collective impact efforts. She is a member of the American Evaluation Association, Oregon Program Evaluators Network, and Society for Community Research and Action.

About the Network

Executive Directors Network is designed to strengthen your management skills while providing field-tested concepts and tools to take back to your organization for implementation. In addition to skills development, each session allows for networking and peer coaching in a collaborative learning environment.

Become a Season Pass Holder

We encourage organizations and individuals to attend the entire series by purchasing a season pass. Season pass holders save up to $40 off of the individual session registration fees and are pre-registered for all eight network sessions (listed on the right).

Purchase a season pass today!

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Julie Petrokubi, Director of Evaluation
Camp Fire Columbia

Presentation & Continental Breakfast at 8:00
Networking at 9:30

In this interactive session, we'll explore how to build the evaluation capacity of your nonprofit in order to promote organizational learning. Using Camp Fire Columbia as a case study, this session will offer a framework and resources for thinking about how to develop an evaluation strategy that informs multiple aspects of nonprofit management. Stakeholders from different parts of the Camp Fire system will speak to how they utilize evaluation in various activities, such as program design, implementation and management, strategic planning, outreach, fundraising, and communications. They will also share key lessons learned from Camp Fire Columbia’s experience developing an organization-wide evaluation strategy. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect both individually and in small groups about implications for their own organization.

The session will cover the following topics:

  • Integrating “evaluative thinking” into nonprofit practice
  • Understanding the various purposes and types of evaluation
  • Developing an evaluation approach that fits your organization
  • Identifying key stakeholders and engaging them in evaluation processes
  • Utilizing evaluation results to support the mission of your organization

About the Presenter

Julie Petrokubi has over 17 years of experience in the areas of nonprofit management, training, policy, and evaluation. As the Director of Evaluation for Camp Fire Columbia, Julie established an evaluation and quality assessment system for nine programs serving over 3,000 K-12 youth annually. Julie is currently completing a PhD in Youth, Organization, and Community Development at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studies youth-adult partnerships in nonprofit management and systems change. Julie’s research and evaluation experience includes assessing individual, organizational, and community-level projects. A member of the Cradle to Career Initiative Data Team, Julie is very interested in the potential for communities to use data to inform collective impact efforts. She is a member of the American Evaluation Association, Oregon Program Evaluators Network, and Society for Community Research and Action.

About the Network

Executive Directors Network is designed to strengthen your management skills while providing field-tested concepts and tools to take back to your organization for implementation. In addition to skills development, each session allows for networking and peer coaching in a collaborative learning environment.

Become a Season Pass Holder

We encourage organizations and individuals to attend the entire series by purchasing a season pass. Season pass holders save up to $40 off of the individual session registration fees and are pre-registered for all eight network sessions (listed on the right).

Purchase a season pass today!

When
November 7th, 2012 from  8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Location
Ecotrust Conference Center
721 NW 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
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NAO Members $22.50
Nonmembers $25.00
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