Logic Models & Measuring What Matters

Are you starting a new program? New to evaluation? Join us to create a logic model that will guide how you evaluate your program.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the connection between logic models and evaluation
  • Develop rubrics to describe what success looks like
  • Create useful evaluation tools to collect data to measure success


Anything, no matter how intangible, can be measured. This workshop will help you identify and describe the transformative work you do, and convince you that you can measure this work in meaningful ways.

The workshop will involve hands-on activities that include constructing (or refining) program logic models, developing rubrics that describe what success looks like for your organization, and exploring different data collection tools. Please bring a copy of your organization's logic model, if you have one.




Program managers and staff, any staff involved in the evaluation of programs 


Sonia Bettez, PhD, was born and grew up in Bogota, Colombia, speaks Spanish and English and blends Latino and U.S. cultures. After a career as a social worker with state and nonprofit agencies, Sonia returned to graduate school at UNM as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation fellow. She obtained a PhD in sociology with concentrations in health and race and social relations. Sonia is experienced in addressing the issues faced by underrepresented populations and is committed to working with communities and academia to bridge academic research, human services work, and policy to overcome socio-structural inequities. Presently, as Associate Director of the Evaluation Lab at UNM, Sonia supervises students learning and practicing program evaluation with social justice organizations and is planning the expansion of the Evaluation Lab throughout the state.  

Melissa Binder is founder and director of the UNM Evaluation Lab, a project that seeks to build evaluation capacity in New Mexico by training students and community organizations in the science and art of evaluation. She also directs the new Master of Public Policy at UNM. Before earning a PhD in Economics at Columbia University, she was a community organizer in Albuquerque and a labor organizer in New York City. Melissa joined the Department of Economics at UNM in 1995 where she taught introductory, labor, and development economics and conducted research on gender, race and class equity in schooling and the labor market.  In the last six years, she has found her way back to community work by focusing on policy and program evaluation.

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence often takes photos during our trainings to share on social media. If you prefer not to be photographed, please let us know in the Special Needs field when you register.  

March 6, 2018 9:00 AM   through   11:00 AM
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, United Way of Central New Mexico
2340 Alamo Ave SE, 2nd Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87106-87106
United States
Registration $ 15.00

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