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"Logic Model" and "Evaluation Toolkit" Workshop

John Serbu Youth Campus/Lane County Juvenile Justice Center Carmichael Room
2727 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Eugene

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Maryn Boess, National Nonprofit Trainer & Consultant, Founder
GrantsUSA

This workshop offers a powerful way of thinking about and assessing the work your organization does—and a simple, step-by-step process for communicating the impact of your work to funders, partners, and the community at large. You’ll learn about and practice using new tools for crafting evaluation plans for your proposals that also support strong, strategic project management once the grant is awarded.

Morning: The Logic Behind the Logic Model: Organizing for Results

The Logic Model is a powerful, practical tool that helps community agencies organize resources toward change and diagnose misalignments between action and impact. This workshop also introduces the Change Map and explores how, using these tools together, we can create a clear, compelling road map for meaningful change.

  • Change Mapping: a new, powerful way of looking at the underlying framework of your program or project plan
  • A user’s guide to the key elements of a Logic Model and how they fit together
  • How funders use your Logic Model to evaluate your proposal
  • Your Logic Model as a powerful diagnostic tool
  • The Logic Model in action: samples from a variety of community organizations

Afternoon: The Essential Evaluation Toolkit: Defining & Measuring Success

Building on the morning’s session, we’ll explore these topics and much more:

  • What does “success” look like in our grant-funded programs? How can we define and measure the actual impact of our work in the community?
  • How can we use the Logic Model to create outcome statements that funders will love?
  • How does our Logic Model thinking support a solid plan for evaluating and managing our program’s results?
  • What kinds of results and reporting do funders want from us—and how do we deliver?
  • How do we create a framework for effective program management and quality improvement?

Who Should Attend?

Understanding how to think clearly about the impact of the work we do in a changing environment is essential to everyone responsible for the health of a nonprofit. This session is particularly valuable for:

  • Executive directors/leadership team
  • Development/grant professionals
  • Board members
  • New nonprofits
  • Small nonprofits working with limited resources
  • Collaborations

About the Presenter

Maryn Boess is a 23-year grant professional with more than $30 million in grant funding to her credit. As founder of GrantsUSA LLC, she created a portfolio of high-quality, low-cost grants information, tools, publications, websites, and training curricula. These include the multi-level Grantsmanship Academy certificate course and the Ultimate Grants Toolkit resource notebook and CD set. A leader in the national grantsmanship field, Maryn travels extensively to share her highly-regarded workshops and seminar presentations on strategies for nonprofit success. Since October 2006, she has also been “on the other side” —managing about $2 million annually in grantmaking for higher education through the Arizona Board of Regents.

Additional Information

The registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and all-day parking. Please contact [email protected] with special dietary requests.

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Maryn Boess, National Nonprofit Trainer & Consultant, Founder
GrantsUSA

This workshop offers a powerful way of thinking about and assessing the work your organization does—and a simple, step-by-step process for communicating the impact of your work to funders, partners, and the community at large. You’ll learn about and practice using new tools for crafting evaluation plans for your proposals that also support strong, strategic project management once the grant is awarded.

Morning: The Logic Behind the Logic Model: Organizing for Results

The Logic Model is a powerful, practical tool that helps community agencies organize resources toward change and diagnose misalignments between action and impact. This workshop also introduces the Change Map and explores how, using these tools together, we can create a clear, compelling road map for meaningful change.

  • Change Mapping: a new, powerful way of looking at the underlying framework of your program or project plan
  • A user’s guide to the key elements of a Logic Model and how they fit together
  • How funders use your Logic Model to evaluate your proposal
  • Your Logic Model as a powerful diagnostic tool
  • The Logic Model in action: samples from a variety of community organizations

Afternoon: The Essential Evaluation Toolkit: Defining & Measuring Success

Building on the morning’s session, we’ll explore these topics and much more:

  • What does “success” look like in our grant-funded programs? How can we define and measure the actual impact of our work in the community?
  • How can we use the Logic Model to create outcome statements that funders will love?
  • How does our Logic Model thinking support a solid plan for evaluating and managing our program’s results?
  • What kinds of results and reporting do funders want from us—and how do we deliver?
  • How do we create a framework for effective program management and quality improvement?

Who Should Attend?

Understanding how to think clearly about the impact of the work we do in a changing environment is essential to everyone responsible for the health of a nonprofit. This session is particularly valuable for:

  • Executive directors/leadership team
  • Development/grant professionals
  • Board members
  • New nonprofits
  • Small nonprofits working with limited resources
  • Collaborations

About the Presenter

Maryn Boess is a 23-year grant professional with more than $30 million in grant funding to her credit. As founder of GrantsUSA LLC, she created a portfolio of high-quality, low-cost grants information, tools, publications, websites, and training curricula. These include the multi-level Grantsmanship Academy certificate course and the Ultimate Grants Toolkit resource notebook and CD set. A leader in the national grantsmanship field, Maryn travels extensively to share her highly-regarded workshops and seminar presentations on strategies for nonprofit success. Since October 2006, she has also been “on the other side” —managing about $2 million annually in grantmaking for higher education through the Arizona Board of Regents.

Additional Information

The registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and all-day parking. Please contact [email protected] with special dietary requests.
When
May 31st, 2013 from  8:30 AM to  4:00 PM
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John Serbu Youth Campus/Lane County Juvenile Justice Center
Carmichael Room
2727 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Eugene, OR 97401
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